NJCAA All-American Blanchard signs with Southeastern Louisiana

Published 4:13 pm Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Copiah-Lincoln sophomore pitcher Cera Blanchard recently capped her honor filled career in

Wesson with NJCAA Division II All-American accolades along with signing a letter-of-intent to

next play at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.

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Blanchard finished the season with a 1.37 earned run average. She gave up just 37 earned runs

and put up a 25-6 overall record for the MACCC state champions from Co-Lin.

The native of Metairie, Louisiana also produced at the plate for CLCC coach Meleah Howard.

Blanchard hit a team best 11 doubles along with two home runs and drove in 23 runs for the


A graduate of De La Salle High, Blanchard has been named MACCC Pitcher of the Year along

with an impressive list of other awards following her sophomore season.

As a freshman, she went 15-4 in the circle for Co-Lin.

“What an unbelievable career Cera has had over the last two years,” said Howard in a release by the school. “She has led our team to new heights and we’re just so thankful that she chose to

come be a part of Co-Lin softball. We look forward to watching her continue her career at

Southeastern and know that she’ll continue to represent our program at a high level.”

SLU head softball coach Rick Fremin saw his team post the best record in school history in 2022 with a 40-16 mark. The Lions were beaten for the Southland Conference Tournament title by McNeese State in May.