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Rachel Walker

Softball Team Captain KaBria Arnold takes batting practice seriously. Arnold is a senior this year.

Here’s the scoop on Southfield High School’s biggest batters for the upcoming softball and baseball season:

KABRIA ARNOLD

The Lady Jays softball team landed a power batter this season when KaBria Arnold transferred from Cass Technical High School, in Detroit, to Southfield.
Arnold sat out her junior year at Cass to focus on grades but was a varsity starter her freshman and sophomore years at Renaissance High School, also in Detroit. She plans to finish out her high school softball career with the Lady Jays.

She can do left and right batting, which is great.”

— Teammate Shelby Moore

At Renaissance, Arnold hit eight home runs her freshman year and 15 her sophomore year. She says she looks forward to facing Cass and Renaissance at some point this season, preferably in a playoff matchup.
“I mostly pitch, but I can play any position,” Arnold said. “Hopefully we can make it past Districts, which means we’ll have to get past Renaissance,” Arnold said.
Arnold has been playing softball since the age of five. She’s the captain of Southfield’s softball team this year and even considered playing on the boys baseball team but opted to stick with softball.
“She has a lot of talent,” said Baseball Head Coach Jamie Glinz.
Teammate Shelby Moore said, “She’s a really good batter, she can do left and right batting, which is great.”
For spring, Arnold said she is focused on taking care of business on the diamond and leading her team.

JAYSON LIPSEY

With his ability to hit the baseball, sophomore Jayson Lipsey says he plans to revive Southfield High’s baseball team.
The team last year posted a 10-15 record and featured four freshman starters, including Lipsey.

Sophomore Jayson LIpsey is a second-year starter for the Varsity Baseball team.
Rachel Walker
Sophomore Jayson LIpsey is a second-year starter for the Varsity Baseball team.

Lipsey has yet to hit a homerun in his high school career but says he aims to hit at least three this season.
Coach Jamie Glinz and teammate William Flood both say Lipsey is the best batter on the team. ‘Jason’s a tough kid,” said Glinz. “ He is our catcher, also. He caught most of the games for us last year. He batted fourth for us, which means he’s a power hitter.” Glinz added that he expects big things out of Lipsey this year.
Flood, who was Lipsey’s teammate last year, said Lipsey kids around a lot during practice, but when it’s time to get the job done, Lipsey does.
The sophomore says he hopes to attend Louisiana State University for athletics and eventually play for the Detroit Tigers.
There is a lot of pressure on the sophomore batter this year, but with his confidence in himself and the confidence he has in his teammates and coaches, he aims to bring Southfield baseball back to home base.