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Congratulations to Bessemer Academy’s Bailey Welch and Garrett Mangione for singing to play ball at the college level.

Bailey will be playing in the outfield for the University Of South Alabama Jaguars Softball Team. In 2019, her junior year at Bessemer Academy, Bailey had a .540 batting average, five home runs, ten doubles, nine triples and 52 rbi’s. Bailey will be receiving a combined athletic and academic scholarship from South Alabama. Bailey played for the Birmingham Bolts for ten years.

Garrett will be playing catcher for the Shelton State Buccaneers Baseball Team. In the 2019 season at Bessemer Academy Garrett’s junior year, he had a batting average of .370 with two home runs, eight doubles, and 21 rbi’s. Bailey will be receiving a combined athletic and academic scholarhsip from South Alabama. Garrett will be receiving an athletic scholarship from Shelton State. Garrett played for The Prospect Lab for three years.

Congratulations, Bailey and Garrett, we look forward to seeing you both play ball on the college level.