Former Lady Dog back in Georgia to face UGA
By Greg Sullivan
To see a Morgan County alum in action this weekend all one has to do is drive up to Athens as Kent State softball pitcher Kylie Reynolds will take on Albany State and University of Georgia in the Georgia Softball Spring Fling, in a rare trip to play at near home.
Before heading off to the Ohio school Reynolds was a star on the Lady Dogs softball team, leading them to two state championships in three years, including one in 2006.
"She basically pitched us to the state championship," said former Lady Dogs Head Coach Steve Cisson. "She didn't give up a run."
Reynolds, who had an unheard of 0.00 ERA in 170 innings as a senior, was named Class AA player of the year in 2006 and was also named Gatorade Softball Player of the Year for being the best player in all classifications across the state.
Last year, as a freshman at Kent State, Reynolds was named the MAC Pitcher of the Year. She was an All-MAC first team selection and also MAC Freshman of the Year, picking up 14 wins, 254 strike outs and a 1.30 ERA.
Kent State was 12-6 on the year coming into this week having won eight straight games.
The Golden Flashes play Albany in Athens Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at noon. They play them again Sunday at noon.
The school takes on UGA on Saturday at 4 p.m. and and again on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Reynolds is expected to see some time on the mound at this weekend's tournament.