Bryan County High School's softball team will get some early work next week when they play host to a number of area teams in the 2011 Summer Slam at Hendrix Park.
Eight varsity and five junior varsity teams will play in the tournament, which gets under way at 1 p.m. July 12 with a JV matchup between Bryan County and Bacon County.
Varsity action begins at 4 p.m. July 13 when Bryan County faces Effingham County.
The tournament includes some of the area's top programs in addition to Bryan County, including Region 3A rival Savannah Christian, South Effingham and Effingham County.
Tattnall County, Long County, Bacon County and Jenkins round out the varsity field.
The Lady Redskins (30-10 in 2010) have advanced to the Elite Eight in three of the last four seasons and finished fourth in Class A last season. Led by 2010 Class A Player of the Year Tiffany Howard, the Lady Redskins open the 2011 regular season in August.
Admission is $4.
- Jeff Whitten