Three Lady Wolves earn recognition

Published 6:41 pm Wednesday, May 31, 2017

WESSON — Sophomores Kamryn Vanlandingham of Hazlehurst, Dianna Hobgood of Columbia and freshman Bailey Root of Silsbee, Texas all earned post-season MACJC accolades after stellar seasons for the Lady Wolves.

Vanlandingham landed All-State recognition after standout season at the plate. The sophomore led the Lady Wolves with a .484 batting average, .522 on base percentage, and a .718 slugging percentage, which ranked 29th, 55th and 84th in the nation respectively. The Copiah Academy also led Co-Lin with 24 stolen bases, 35th in the nation. Vanlandingham finished the year with five homeruns and 27 RBIs. 

Hobgood, a Columbia Academy graduate, earned All-State Honorable Mention after posting impressive numbers in the batter’s box. Hobgood led the Lady Wolves with six homeruns on year, 13 drawn walks, and 37 RBIs.

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Root, a Silsbee High School graduate, received All-State Honorable Mention after leading the Lady Wolves in the circle throughout the season. She went 9-8 on the year with one save in 25 appearances. Root racked up 85 strikeouts with a 2.92 ERA on the year, which ranked 66th and 82nd nationally.