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Cole to coach Lady Cardinal Softball

BRIDGE CITY — Bridge City Athletic Director Allen Deshazo announced the hiring of Raven Cole as the new head coach of the Bridge City Lady Cardinals softball program.

Cole was a former standout pitcher and hitter for the LC-M Lady Bears and Coach Dena Adkins. She helped lead the Lady Bears to the 4A Region III Finals in 2013 and was the Most Valuable Player on the All-Leader Softball Team in both 2012 and 2013.

She played college softball at LSU-Eunice and North Alabama where she played a key role on two National Championship teams, one at each school.

In 2014 she was named NJCAA National Pitcher of the Year at LSU-Eunice.

She served as an assistant coach at LSU-Eunice with Bridge City being her first job at the high school level.

Cole is replacing Kayla Gallardo at Bridge City. Coach Gallardo has moved to PN-G as an assistant coach.