Athlete of the Week: Bodge a team player for Seahawks

bodge-aowWhen Myrtle Beach High sophomore softball standout Carly Grace Bodge pitched a shutout of Wilson in last week’s key region contest, there might have been a surge of athleticism running through the family as her older brother Cameron Bodge did the same that night for the baseball Seahawks.

“It was very exciting” said Carly Grace Bodge. “Cameron and I both have spent our childhood on the mound either on teams or with our dad practicing with us by ourselves, so it’s great we get to share moments like that.”

After a convincing win and Bodge leading the Lady Seahawks to a spot in the playoffs are perhaps the reasons she was voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week. But Bodge prefers to share the credit with her teammates.

“The shutouts are a reflection of a team working together and playing great defense and the Lady Seahawks did just that,” said Bodge.

That team effort is just what the Lady Seahawks are relying on to finish the regular season strong this week and get ready for the playoffs. Bodge seems to have just the right mindset to help ease the way.

“The girls have so much love and passion for the game that we all encourage each other,” said Bodge. “We all try to pull each other up (and) I try to come to each game and practice with a positive attitude and try to do the best I can every time I step on the mound.”

Bodge is also a force at the plate as well as the mound, but her well-rounded talent and leadership did not come easy. She has been working on her softball skills since the age of 4, and she dedicates it all to her teammates and coaches.

“Carly Grace works extremely hard,” said Myrtle Beach softball coach Meredith Jirole. “She has improved tremendously and I look forward to her growth this season and having another two years with her.”

The feeling is mutual.

“Honestly, I am just blessed to have the opportunity to play with such an amazing and supportive team,” said Bodge. “The coaches care so much about the game and each and every one of us. I could never do it without them.”

This humble approach as Bodge steps up to the mound while wearing a Myrtle Beach uniform could be the ultimate key for the team’s success. Bodge looks like the perfect match for the Lady Seahawks heading into the playoffs and beyond.

“I am very fortunate, being a sophomore, to be able to pitch with a great group of friends and teammates who love softball so much and who all work so hard to do their best every practice and game,” said Bodge.

Photo by Susan MacDonald

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