Lady Bobcats receive postseason softball honors

Written By: Shawn Wansley
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Date Submitted: 2011-05-10 15:05:22

 By Shawn Wansley

JCJC Sports Information Director

ELLISVILLE – Four Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcat softball players have been honored for their play during the 2011 season.

South Jones sophomore leftfielder Mallory Cowart and Gretna, La., sophomore pitcher Ginger Lonergan have been named All-Region 23. Quitman sophomore second baseman Shannon Mosley and Luling, La., freshman pitcher Lauren Candies have been named All-MACJC.

Cowart, who was a member of the 2010 Lady Bobcat state championship soccer team, posted a .408 batting average. She led the team in hits with 62, doubles with 14, triples with four and RBIs with 32. She also had two home runs, scored 31 runs and was a standout defender.

Lonergan, who prepped at Dominican High School, compiled an 18-6 record this season. She tossed a perfect game on Feb. 11 in an 8-0 victory at Jeff Davis Community College. She then threw a no-hitter on Feb. 26 in a 2-0 victory at Holmes.

In 164 2/3 innings, Lonergan allowed 138 hits and struck out 164. She had a 1.36 earned run average (ERA).

Mosley, a Vossburg native, led the team in batting average at .415 and runs scored with 34. She also had nine doubles, three triples and drove in 22 runs. She had two home runs and started most of the season at second base before being sidelined for several games with a hand injury.

Candies, who played at Hahnville High School, posted a 17-9 record. She tossed 164 1/3 innings, allowed 185 hits and struck out 106. She had a 2.08 ERA.

These players helped coach Chris Robinson’s Lady Bobcats to a school-record for victories, as the team went 35-15. They also qualified for the first time ever for the MACJC State Tournament and Region 23 Tournament.



South Division

Jones County – Shannon Mosley, 2B; Lauren Candies, P

Co-Lin – Bethany Pinkston, P

East Central – Taylor Bailey, P; Kasie Buckley, SS

Gulf Coast – Kris Albritton, 1B; Linsey Dickerson, P; Kayla Herbert, 3B

Hinds – Erica Johns, OF

Pearl River – Jordan Adams, SS; Heather Hester, P

Southwest – Lindsay Clark, 1B


North Division

Coahoma – Taneshia Burgess, SS

East Mississippi – Jesse Clark, C; Mallory Pace, SS; DeShuni Sanders, OF

Holmes – Emily Collins, P

Itawamba – Chelsea Lukens, P; Kimmy Nicholson, OF

Mississippi Delta – Alaina Burns, IF

Northeast – Raleigh Downs, 3B; Kelle West, P

Northwest – Candice Brashear, P/1B; Hillari Plummer, SS


All-Region 23

Jones County – Mallory Cowart, OF; Ginger Lonergan, P

LSU-Eunice – Tina Schulz, UT; Haley McCall, 3B; Heather Abshire, P; Karli Wainwright, OF

East Central – Taylor Bailey, P; Kasie Buckley, P/SS; Summer Alexander, OF

Miss. Gulf Coast – Courtney Fairley, SS; Bayleigh Babin, P

Pearl River – Brandy Rester, OF

East Mississippi – Mallory Pace, SS; Lainie Simcox, 3B

Co-Lin – Bethany Pinkston, P

Itawamba – Kimmy Nicholson, OF; Chelsea Lukens, P

Southwest – Lindsay Clark, 1B


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