Four Bossier Parish Community College softball players will continue their college careers next season. They participated in a signing ceremony Thursday in the John R. McConathy Administration Building.
Bastrop products Chelsea Fagan, a third baseman, and Shelrika Bryant, an infielder, both signed with Southern Arkansas. Pitcher Elisa Favela of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, signed with the University of Hawaii. Outfielder Morgan Bullock of Harleton, Texas signed with Texas A&M-Texarkana.
The foursome helped the Cavaliers go 44-13 this past season, a school record for victories. The Lady Cavs shared the regular-season title with Tyler Junior College. It was the first Region XIV regular season title for BPCC in any sport.
Fagan was named the Player of the Year in Region XIV. She hit 37 home runs and drove in 85 during the regular season. She led the NJCAA’s Division I in home runs and was second in RBI.
Favela was a force in the circle and at the plate. She led the East Division with a .478 batting average and was second in RBI with 73. She went 17-7 with an earned run average of 2.01. Both marks ranked third in the East Division. She ranked second in the East in strikeouts with 162.
Favela made the All-Region XIV first team at designated player.
Bryant batted .306 with 11 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 35 RBI. Bullock hit .313 with seven doubles, nine home runs and 41 RBI.
Sophomore Jayleen Lantier of Sulphur and freshman pitcher Kaitlyn Roth of Park Hill, Okla., were also recognized at Thursday’s ceremony.
Lantier made first-team All-Region XIV, batting .429 wit two home runs and 50 RBI. She also led the team in doubles. Roth was a second-team selection. She posted a 13-1 record with a 2.16 ERA.
Head coach Amanda Nordberg-Hamilton and assistant Curt Williams, who were named Region XIV Coaching Staff of The Year, were also recognized by athletic director John Rennie. The duo has led BPCC to 86 wins over the last two seasons. The Lady Cavs posted back-to-back seasons of 40-plus wins, a first in the program’s history.
— Staff Reports