Loyd Star alum Cade inks with Delta State University softball program

Published 3:00 pm Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Loyd Star and Copiah-Lincoln CC product Malori Cade recently inked a letter-of-intent to continue her softball career next year at Delta State University.

Cade was a Daily Leader All-Area selection while prepping for coach Jan Delaughter at Loyd Star and for the past two seasons, she’s been a big part of a CLCC program that went a combined 74-21 during that span.

An outfielder, Cade was a key defensive piece in right field for coach Meleah Howard and her coaching staff this season during a run to the 2022 MACCC state title for the Wolves.

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At the plate, Cade finished with a .258 batting average, two doubles, two home runs and seven RBIs as a sophomore.

“I am so excited for Malori and can’t wait to see what she can accomplish at the next level,” said Howard in a release by Co-Lin announcing the signing. “She is such a hard worker and a great young lady.”

Co-Lin alums Katelyn Hayman, Hannah Walls and Abigail Carter were all members of the Delta State softball team this season. Additionally, Co-Lin infielder Josie Meggs has also signed to play next season at DSU alongside Cade.

Delta State is currently searching for a new head coach after the resignation of coach Casey Bourgoyne Charles last month. An alum of the school, Bourgoyne Charles had been head coach at the school for 14 seasons and DSU finished 20-28 during the 2022 season.