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Calhoun players enjoy last season

Published 3:02pm Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Chelsea Bennich and Leah Robinson were teammates for a long time, from playing on youth league and travel teams to playing together at Hartselle High School and finishing at Calhoun Community College.

“It’s just been great for us to have been playing together for such a long time,” Robinson said. “We’re such great friends and to get this opportunity has been amazing.”

The two Hartselle players were key members of the Calhoun Community College softball program during the 2013 season.

As a sophomore, Robinson played in 32 games and had a batting average of .500 with three doubles, a triple and a home run. Bennich played in 22 games and finished with three doubles.

Robinson’s best game of the season was when she went 3-for-3 with 2 doubles in a 3-2 win over Motlow State.

Both players were outstanding students in the classroom, making the dean’s list their final semester at Calhoun.

One adjustment the two had to get used to was the playing with teammates, who used to be opponents in high school.

“That was something we had to get used to, but now we’re all great friends,” Bennich said. “We have a great team and we’ve had a great year.”

The two finished their sophomore seasons at Calhoun Community College in May. But they said they were making the most of their final seasons.

“We’re just going out there and having fun each time we get to play,” Robinson said. “It’s been just a great experience getting to play for Calhoun. We have great coaches and we’re just excited to get to play a sport we love.”

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