Brookland-Cayce, though bitterly disappointed by a controversial loss to J.L. Mann in the Class 3A state championship game, put together another outstanding season in 2009. The Bearcats finished with a 28-10 record and reached the state finals for the 11th time in school history – the eighth under coach Richard Lundy.
B-C figures to be a prime player again in 2010 with the loss of only two senior starters. But replacing the heart of the infield defense – shortstop Casey Corbitt and second baseman Marquitta Wilson – will be the most difficult challenge next spring. Corbitt hit .200 with 17 runs, 25 RBIs, seven double and three triples, while Wilson batted .314 with 19 runs and 20 RBIs. The other departing seniors ares outfielder/pinch runner Cortesia Taylor and reserve outfielder Kristen Hutchins.
Corbitt and Wilson joined freshman Chandler Terrapin and junior third baseman Alex White on the Region 5-3A all-star team. Terrapin, named the region player of the year, did it all this season. At the plate, Terrapin led the team with a .439 batting mark with 19 RBI, 11 doubles and five home runs. In the circle, Terrapin was 23-10 with a 0.63 ERA and 304 strikeouts in 232.7 innings of work. White hit .424 with 23 runs a team high 34 RBIs, nine doubles and six homers.
The rest of the returning veterans expected to return include Ashlyn Hicks (.269, 24 runs), Ciara Matthews, M.C. Smith, Asia Benn, Alexis Lucas, Rachel Rucker, Rebecca Conwell, Danielle Jolly, Stephanie Hendrix, Caroline Reid and Brooke Lucas. Reid and Brooke Lucas, called up from the junior varsity for the playoffs, did well in varsity starting roles in pressure games.