Coble twins hope to make senior year special for MB

On a windy winter afternoon during a Myrtle Beach softball practice, Jo Evelyn Coble sat alone in the stands and soaked up the unseasonable spring sports preparations.

“This is the last year so I want to enjoy every bit of it,” she said. “Some of these girls have been playing together since they were 6, and I’ve watched them all the way.”

It’s hard to blame her for being a passionate fan since twin daughters, Lindsey and McKenzie Coble, are star seniors for the Lady Seahawks Having played T-Ball together at the age of 3, and backyard ball even younger than that, the Coble sisters hope to make their senior season a special one for their extended Lady Seahawks family.

“I feel as a team we are going to pull through and win regions and states because I feel this year is our best year since I’ve been in Myrtle Beach softball program,” said Lindsey Coble, who pitches and plays third base for the undefeated Lady Seahawks. “My final high school season with my sister is starting to become (sadder) every day.”

The Coble twins, along with fellow senior Carly Grace Bodge, will play a major role in determining how far the Lady Seahawks can go this season. They defeated Socastee 17-1 in last week’s season opener. But the real tests comes in a challenging Region 7-4A. They travel to rival St. James on Friday in a showdown of region unbeatens.

“I think we can win states,” said McKenzie Coble before being reminded that Myrtle Beach plays in one of the toughest regions in the state. “I think we will win that too.”

In addition to confidence, the Coble twins also share a strong sibling rivalry that carries over to their competitiveness on the diamond. It also inspires their teammates.

“The girls are some of the most competitive players on the field and our team,” Myrtle Beach softball coach Meredith Jiorle said of the Coble sisters. “They hate to lose, especially when it’s against the other twin. This makes for exciting practices because they always want to be on the opposite side to get one up on the other.”

While the Lady Seahawks are planning for a deep playoff run, one of the underlying themes of the season will be whether or not this is the Cobles’ final season together on the diamond. Lindsey signed a scholarship last month to play at the next level at Florence-Darlington Tech last month, while McKenzie remains undecided between USC Sumter and at least two more seasons with her sister at F-DT.

“I’m glad my dream has come true to let me be able to have the chance to continue my career at Florence-Darlington Tech,” Lindsey said.”I’ve always said since I was younger that I always wanted to be able to sign for college softball and my time has come for me to sign and continue to play the game I love, and also not be too far away from home so my family can still come watch me play ball.

“I do wish my sister would sign to the same school as me because it would be different not playing on the same softball team.”

McKenzie remains fairly tight-lipped on the subject, focusing less on college on more on sending her sister, fellow seniors and teammates out with a season of a lifetime.

“The twins, along with seniors Carly Grace Bodge, Stevie-Leigh Parker, Alessandra Chillico, and KK Brown-Spivey, have been a very special group in our program because they have been together since middle school and have worked extremely hard,” Jiorle said.

Photo by Janet Morhan/myhorrynews

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