It wasn’t the freshman season that former Newton County standout Cassidy Blount envisioned at Belhaven. But then again, she didn’t have to watch it from the bench either.
Blount recently completed her first year of collegiate softball at Belhaven, helping the Lady Blazers to an 18-20 record as she started 34 games at catcher.
I can remember the day well when I was sitting in the office of The Meridian Star and read the press release where the Mississippi Association of Junior and Community Colleges announced that they were doing away with slow-pitch softball.
Union’s Andy Ogletree was a lot like any average college freshman, trying to figure out the basics of time management.
But there were some subtle differences. Ogletree was playing college golf at Georgia Tech, more than 300 miles from his hometown of Union at one of the nation’s toughest, most prestigious academic universities.
Whether it’s football or baseball, there’s one thing for certain about Newton County Academy’s Braxton Rose.
He likes to hit and that’s one reason why Rose is the first member of the Newton County Appeal’s 2017 Elite 11.