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Co-Lin’s Fallin, Hankins earn All-Region honors

WESSON – Five members of the Copiah-Lincoln Community CollegeLady Wolves fastpitch softball team have earned postseason honors.Sophomore pitcher Katie Fallin and freshman leftfielder HolliHankins were both named to the National Junior Community CollegeAthletic Association (NJCAA) All-Region 23 Team in fastpitchsoftball.

Selected to the Mississippi Association of Community and JuniorColleges (MACJC) All-State fastpitch team were sophomore catcherCasey Ward and sophomore first baseman Danielle Ross, both ofSilver Creek; and freshman pitcher/third baseman Katie Rouch ofAlexandria, La.

Fallin, a right-handed pitcher from Caldwell Parish, La..finished the season with a 7-6 record. She had an ERA of 1.74 andheld the opposition to a .179 batting average. She recorded ano-hitter against division rival Pearl River, and threeone-hitters. Fallin recorded 86 strikeouts and allowed only 18walks.

At the plate, Fallin maintained a .317 batting average,including one home run, two triples, two doubles and 10 RBIs.Fallin has drawn interest from Louisiana Tech, the University ofLouisiana at Monroe and Louisiana College.

Hankins of Natchez led the Co-Lin team with a .479 battingaverage, which includes one home run, eight doubles and 23 RBIs.Hampered most of the season by a pulled hamstring, Hankinscommitted no errors in leftfield. This was her first year to everplay fastpitch. She was a standout slowpitch player at Adams CountyChristian School.

Ward batted .414 on the season as the leadoff hitter. She had ateam-high 41 hits and collected 21 RBIs, including one home run,one triple and 4 doubles. She struck out 3 times in 99 plateappearances. Voted as 2003 team captain, she has signed to play atBelhaven College.

Ross hit .333 and led the team with 24 RBIs. She had one homerun, two triples and 6 doubles. She was solid at first base with a.955 fielding percentage. Ross will be playing at Jackson StateUniversity.

Rouch posted an 8-3 record on the mound with a 2.28 ERA. Shestruck out 35 and allowed 13 walks as she held her opponents to a.186 batting average. She tossed a no-hitter against division rivalJones County Junior College. At the plate, Rouch hit .348 with 19RBIs, including one home run and 7 doubles.

“I am proud for all of these girls and I am glad to have been apart of their season,” said Co-Lin first-year head coach AllenKent. “I wish the graduating sophomores all of the best and lookfor more good things in the future from our returning players.”