25 Year Anniversary of Traveling Softball Team's State Title, Ranked 10th In the Nation in 1997
Edmonson Voice Sports:
It's been 25 years since "Bub's Babes" won the A.S.A. Kentucky State 16 & Under in Glasgow, a team made up of nine players from Edmonson County.
Local business woman Joanna Johnson Forbes, who was a member of the team, said the team was started around 1994 by Coach Bub Brent, from Cave City. In addition to Forbes, the '97 slow-pitch team players from Edmonson County were: Coach Jeff Barbee, Coach Rick Keith, Briton LeSieur Elmore, Jennifer Slaughter Gravil, Sasha Lynn Jaggers, Crystal Leann Wolfe, Barbara Jo Barbee Tuck, Brittany Keith Mabrey, Lacy Booth, and Jenny Rae Barbee Rector.
After winning the state title, the Babes went on to Orlando, Florida to compete in the World National ASA Tournament, where they would eventually place 10th in the entire nation.
"Coach Bub has passed away since, but we loved him so much!" said Forbes. "What an honor it was to be a Babe."
Forbes said the team was made up of players from both Edmonson County and Cave City and their home field was at Caverna.
7/8/2022 01:46:42 pm
OMG it’s been 25 years. We are old lol. Playing on that team was certainly some of the best times of my life. We were so awesome. I remember when we went to Florida and it rained every day at 5 pm every single day we was there and I remember playing in center field with water covering the whole outfield and I had to dive to catch a ball and I slid almost to the infield and when I came up I had grass all down my jersey in my mouth and was soaked but by god I had that ball in my glove. Every single position that was filled on that team was an amazing player. Bub Brent’s was an awesome friend, father and coach. He wasn’t having nothing but the best and in our eyes we were the best. I made lots of friends playing on that team and learned a lot as well. Everybody wanted to play on our team but only the best were kept. I’m very thankful and grateful for each of those girls on my team. We worked hard and played hard and I’ll never forget the memories made and friendships built during that time. Thanks for this , it brings happy tears to my eyes and great memories back that I’ll never forget for as long as I live. Way to go bubs babes we were history in the making and didn’t even know it. Love you girls.
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