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2 Brookhaven Academy seniors named All-Stars

Two senior softball players at Brookhaven Academy have been chosen to play in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools All-Star game Wednesday.

Shortstop and catcher Kailyn Jordan has a batting average of .455, with a .511 on-base percentage. Her fielding percentage is .904, with only 16 errors in 167 chances.

Jordan has had 20 stolen bases and scored 41 runs. She was named the Region 3 AA player of the year, and has been an All-District player every year for four years.

“Kailyn Jordan is a pure athlete,” said Lady Cougars coach Becky Flowers. “She’s more talented than even she realizes. When you’re gifted enough to hit the ball 200 feet or lay down a 3-foot bunt and still get on base for your team, that’s athleticism and execution at its best.”

Jordan is a “hard out” according to Flowers, who said she’s tough to defend and a strong leader at shortstop.

First baseman Cameron Watson has a batting average of .262, with a .368 on-base percentage and 16 runs batted-in. Her fielding percentage is .981, with only five errors in 264 chances.

Watson was chosen All-District in 11th grade. She and Jordan both have played for Flowers ninth through 12th grades, all four years of the coach’s tenure at BA.

“Cameron Watson brings a lot of different things to the field,” Flowers said. “As a ninth grader, she came up with some big hits for me and worked her way to being a three-year starter at first base. She’s such a solid glove at first and provides amazing leadership on and off the field. Not many players can say they only made five errors in 41 games.”

Flowers is glad she’s had the opportunity to coach these players and knows she won’t be the only person to miss their presence next year.

“Kailyn will leave a huge hole in Lady Cougar softball, and in BA athletics, for that matter, as she’s a multi-sport athlete,” Flowers said. “The one thing about Cameron is her Christian example she sets and her leadership towards our younger players. She will definitely be missed next year both on the field and in the hallways.”

“Both of these girls hold a special place in my heart as well as the Lady Cougar softball program. God has big things planned for their lives and I can’t wait to see how each of them choose to use their gifts in the future.”