Former Bastrop Lady Ram Chelsea Fagan is the national home run leader for NJCAA Division I.
Fagan, a sophomore catcher, has belted 10 home runs in leading Bossier Parish Community College to an 11-1 start. She has compiled a .487 batting average, a .533 on base percentage and a robust 1.308 slugging percentage while driving in 27 runs and scoring 18.
Fagan knocked her 10th home run Friday as the Lady Cavaliers won their ninth straight game with a 7-6 decision over Bevill (Ala.) State CC.
Shortstop Shelrika Bryant, Fagan's BHS classmate, is also off to a fast start. Bryant has a .465/.509/.698 slash line with two home runs, two triples and 15 RBIs while scoring a team-high 24 runs.
Fagan and Bryant were both first-team All-Region 14 performers as freshmen last season.
GSU SOFTBALL: Bastrop is also well-represented on the Grambling State University softball roster.
Sophomore Kenyshae Beasley has played in 10 of the Lady Tigers' 11 games, drawing eight starts. Splitting time between center and right field, she is batting .304 with three RBIs and four runs scored.
Beasley went 3-for-3 with an RBI in Sunday's 14-3 loss to North Texas at the Schutt Invitational in Dallas.
Appearing in six games (all starts), shortstop Tia Coleman is batting .308. Her first home run of the season accounted for Grambling's lone run in a 3-1 loss to North Texas on Saturday.
Senior first baseman Dee McDaniel has made the most of her two starts, going 2-for-4, including an RBI triple against Jarvis Christian.
CHASE COCKRELL of Bastrop went 2-for-3 with an RBI double as Ole Miss downed Tulane 9-1 Saturday afternoon in Oxford.
Cockrell is batting .545 (6-for-11) with a pair of doubles and four runs scored while appearing in four games (three starts) for the 7-0 Rebels.
A graduate of Oak Grove High School, Cockrell is in his junior season.
PVA SCHEDULE: Although this is not a reclassification year in the MAIS, Prairie View has been forced to juggle its football schedule.
Wilkinson County Christian is dropping to eight-man next season, while long-time power Natchez Trinity Episcopal is closing its doors at the end of the school year. The two developments left the Spartans with a potential eight-game schedule next season.
Prairie View was able to fill one of the voids by agreeing to a one-year contract with Brookhaven (Miss.) in Week 2. Baton Rouge CHEF agreed to move this year's home game with the Spartans from Game 2 to Game 3, opening the door for PVA to play Brookhaven.
Prairie View coach Bo Barton is still searching for a Week 7 foe to replace Trinity.
CHRIS ONEY, a former Bastrop High assistant coach, has guided Pearl River Community College into the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges men's basketball tournament semifinals.
PRCC (19-4, 10-4) clinched the MACJC South Division with a 79-75 win over Copiah-Lincoln on Thursday night in Poplarville.
In Tuesday night's MACJC quarterfinals, the Wildcats defeated East Mississippi 80-63.
Next up, PRCC will face Holmes on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the semifinals at Northwest Mississippi CC in Senatobia.
A four-time District MVP at Reuben McCall High School in Tallulah, Oney originally signed with Texas A&M before transferring to Ole Miss where he played from 1995-98.
Returning to northeast Louisiana, Oney compiled a 103-25 record during head coaching stops at Carroll and Grambling Lab. He has also held assistant coaching positions at Nicholls State, ULM and Grambling State.
Oney is in his second full season as the Wildcats' head coach. He was promoted to his current position during the 2015-16 season when longtime PRCC coach Richard Mathis stepped down due to health reasons.