Briley Attebury Signs Letter of Intent with Olney Central College

Mar 11th, 2014

(Carmi)-Briley Attebury has signed a letter of intent to play softball for Olney Central College. 

She was joined at Tuesday’s signing event by her parents, Bryan and Cynthia Attebury, Carmi-White County Coach Scott Conner, and Olney Central College Coach Nick Short. 

Briley is one of four seniors on the Lady Bulldogs softball team.  Coach Conner described Attebury as a consistent contact hitter.  She finished the 2013 season with 19 hits and 8 RBIs.    

Conner also praised Attebury’s defensive efforts at first base.  More than likely, she’ll play the same position at Olney.

“I may move her around,” acknowledged Short.  “But we’ll put here in a spot where she is successful, probably first base.”        

Short has one former Bulldog on his roster, Sophomore Olivia Harrelson.  Olney plays in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference (GRAC).

Short has coached the Blue Knights softball team for 6 years.  His teams have averaged over 30 wins a year in his tenure and have amassed an overall record of 157-112 and a GRAC record of 85-66.  The 2013 squad finished the year with a 32-23 record and a third place finish in the Region XXIV tournament.    

Coach Short also teaches at Olney Central College.  His course load includes general biology, anatomy and physiology, as well as environmental biology.

Right now, Attebury is focused on her senior season at Carmi-White County.  She hopes the team can reach the state playoffs after falling in the first round of the regional last year. 

The disappointing finish has motivated the talented group, ranked 17th in the pre-season 2A ICA Coaches poll.  Carmi-White County will open its season at the Lady Mules’ Spring Swing Tournament in Fairfield on March 22nd.  The Lady Bulldogs face St. Elmo in the first game at 9:30am.