MGCCC softball prepares for 2013 season

January 29, 2013
MGCCC Sophomore Lea Kittrell was an MACJC All-State honoree in 2012.

MGCCC sophomore Lea Kittrell was an MACJC All-State honoree in 2012.

Head coach Kenneth Long is hoping the Lady Bulldogs can make an eighth-straight trip to the post-season in 2013.

“We have 16 freshmen on our current roster, including two Sun Herald Players of the Year – outfielder Morgan Fairley from George County and infielder Dani Craft from D’Iberville,” Long says. “Both will contribute this season along with Shalaria Pickens (Wayne County) and sophomore Lea Kittrell (2012 MACJC All-State). They will help our team compete at a championship level this season.”

MGCCC opens 2013 at the Chipola (FL) Tournament February 8-9.

Meanwhile Long and his staff have signed four talented South Mississippi players for the 2014 season. They include the following:

Britney Butler (Forrest County): Six-time All-Area softball honoree, three-time Golden Glove Award winner, along with two Most Valuable Player awards. She earned a spot on the Hattiesburg American All-Area Team twice and is a Coca-Cola Scholar Athlete.

Reagan Prentiss (Greene County):  All-District honoree in 2012 and has received many defensive awards.

Brooke Ladner (Picayune): Two-time All-State honoree and a three-time All-District honoree. Ladner is also a two-time Defensive MVP.

Haley Peterson (Vancleave High School): In 2012, received the team’s MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards and also made the All-District squad. In 2011, she was the team’s MVP on defense, and in 2010, she earned the team’s Rookie of the Year Award.

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