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Lillis signs to play softball at East Georgia

Posted: January 29, 2012 - 1:03am
Photo by Jim Blaylock  Greenbrier softball player Molly Lillis signed a letter of intent to play for East Georgia College. She is joined by her parents, Paul and Patty Lillis.   Photo by Jim Blaylock 
Greenbrier softball player Molly Lillis signed a letter of intent to play for East Georgia College. She is joined by her parents, Paul and Patty Lillis.
Photo by Jim Blaylock Greenbrier softball player Molly Lillis signed a letter of intent to play for East Georgia College. She is joined by her parents, Paul and Patty Lillis.
Photo by Jim Blaylock Greenbrier softball player Molly Lillis signed a letter of intent to play for East Georgia College. She is joined by her parents, Paul and Patty Lillis.

Molly Lillis arrived at Greenbrier High this school year and immediately found favor with head softball coach Garrett Black.

“From Day 1, she was the kind of player who put the team before herself,” Black said. “She was willing to do whatever was asked of her to help us win.”

That attitude will serve her and her future team well at East Georgia College, Black said.

On Monday, Lillis signed a letter of intent to play softball for the Swainsboro, Ga., school.

Before transferring to Greenbrier during the summer, Lillis played shortstop at Cross Creek High School. For the Lady Wolfpack, she played second base and center field.

The 17-year-old said she expects to be the same kind of utility player next season for the Bobcats.

“Wherever they need me is where I’ll go,” she said.

“I’m just happy to get to keep playing softball in college.”

Lillis hopes the transition she makes to college goes as smoothly as it did when she changed high schools.

“It really wasn’t as hard as I thought it’d be,” she said of joining the Wolfpack. “I felt right at home right away.

“My best friend (Greenbrier pitcher Morgan Tickerhoof) already was on the team, so that helped a lot.”

Black believes Lillis will be accepted at East Georgia with the same immediacy she was accepted at Greenbrier.

“It’s a me, me, me world, but Molly believes in the team concept,” he said. “She’s now a member of our ’Pack family and always will be.

“It’ll be the same for her at East Georgia.”

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