Three former Bastrop Lady Rams have played a key role in helping Bossier Parish Community College to its best season in school history.
Riding the momentum of a 41-11 regular season, the Lady Cavaliers will seek to continue their success in the Region XIV Softball Tournament, hosted by Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas. As the No. 2 seed from the East, BPCC is paired against Lamar, the No. 3 seed from the South, on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the first round.
A look at the Bastrop freshmen trio's regular season contributions:
Shortstop and leadoff batter Shelrika Bryant leads the team in runs scored (58), hits (71) and doubles (18). Seeing action in 51 of the Lady Cavs' 52 games, she is batting .338 with a .441 on base percentage, a .617 slugging percentage, eight home runs, 47 RBI, 14 walks and 10 stolen bases in 10 attempts.
Catcher Chelsea Fagan has a .452/.536/.911 slash line in 44 games. She has 14 home runs, two triples, 11 doubles, 57 RBI and 41 runs to go with a 1.000 fielding percentage. In 151 plate appearances, she has struck out only eight times, an incredible feat for a power hitter.
Third baseman Galen Brooks has seen action in 36 games, compiling a .347/.417/.558 slash line. Additionally, she has five home runs, five doubles and 12 RBI while going 12-for-12 in the stolen base department.
GSU TRIO: Three more former Lady Rams have been big contributors for the Grambling Lady Tigers.
Freshman shortstop Tia Coleman is slashing .403/.446/.714 despite appearing in only 28 games. She has five home runs, nine doubles and 23 RBI.
Freshman center fielder Kenyshae Beasley is batting .292 with a .346 on base percentage while leading the team with 33 hits and 33 runs.
Senior first baseman Dee McDaniel is hitting at a .250 clip with a .308 on base percentage in conference play.
MEGAN CRYMES hit .239 with a .340 on base percentage during the regular season for Southeastern Iowa Community College. The sophomore right fielder has scored 14 runs and is 6-for-6 in stolen bases.
JENNIFER HICKMAN, a former Lady Rams' shortstop who coached all seven of the aforementioned players at Bastrop High, guided Sterlington to a state runner-up finish in her first season with the Lady Panthers.
Sterlington dropped a 3-2 nailbiter to Mangham in Saturday night's championship game, which matched the co-champs from District 2-2A.
Trailing 3-0 entering the top of the seventh, the Lady Panthers cut the margin to 3-2 before leaving the bases loaded.
CH'KILAS CALHOUN had a solid meet Saturday afternoon at the Memphis Invitational. A former Ram who now runs for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the sophomore placed 12th in the 100-meter dash (10.82) and 16th in the 200m (22.41).