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Elizabeth Smith inks with Co-Lin

Daily Leader / Jana Harp / Lawrence County's pitcher Elizabeth Smith has signed a softball scholarship with the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Lady Wolves. Present for the ceremony were her parents (seated) Michael and Yvette Smith and sister Eden. Standing is Lawrence County assistant coach Marc Howard and Lawrence County head coach Meleah Howard.

Daily Leader / Jana Harp / Lawrence County’s pitcher Elizabeth Smith has signed a softball scholarship with the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Lady Wolves. Present for the ceremony are her parents (seated) Michael and Yvette Smith and sister Eden. Standing is Lawrence County assistant coach Marc Howard and Lawrence County head coach Meleah Howard.

MONTICELLO – Lawrence County’s Elizabeth Smith has signed with Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

Smith signed her official scholarship papers Thursday morning at Lawrence County High School.

“We are really glad to have Elizabeth join the Wolfpack,” softball coach Allen Kent said. “She’s a really effective pitcher who will only continue to get better. Elizabeth was also the team’s leading hitter as a junior. She’s athletic and brings a lot to the table. Former Lady Wolf Meleah Brown Howard does a great job and will bring out the best in Elizabeth this year. We’re looking forward to having her with us.”

As a junior, Smith provided the Lawrence County Lady Cougars with a 15-5 worksheet. On the rubber, she had 75 strikeouts and 39 walks in 108 innings pitched on the season. At the plate, she had a .422 batting average with 22 singles, five doubles and had 25 RBIs.

“Elizabeth is an extremely hard worker and she is a pleaser,” said LCHS coach Meleah Howard. “I met her in the ninth grade as well and she has improved tremendously since then.

“She is very coachable and has been a huge asset to out program,” said Howard. “It has been a privilege to get to coach her as well. We are going to miss her next season, but we wish her the best of luck.”