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Up close and personal with MCC fast-pitch softball

By Staff
LaKenya Wilson
Sophomore
Pascagoula
Right field
Bats: switch hitter Throws: right
LaKenya attended Pascagoula High School.
If one person could come watch you play, who would it be?
My grandmother.
What does the experience of the National Tournament mean to you?
Everything I have, I put into softball.
Is there a team in this field you'd most like to beat?
The highest ranked team down here (Arizona Western).
What would you like to take away from this tournament?
The big trophy.
Describe this team in as few words as you can.
Diverse.
The book on Kenya: The daughter of Willie and Sheila Gray, Wilson is the team's power hitter. In 49 games at the plate, she blasted eight home runs, a team high. She hits at a .355 clip. Offensively, she sets the table at the leadoff spot.
If the Lady Eagles are to do some damage to the scoreboard in Kissimmee, they'll undoubtedly have to have production from her. She also sports plenty of speed on the base pads.
Robin Holland
Freshman
Meridian
Catcher/first base
Bats: right Throws: right
Robin attended West Lauderdale.
If one person could come watch you play, who would it be?
My grandfather, because he loved sports and played college athletics in the 20s. He only got to see me play once or twice before he died.
What does the experience of the National Tournament mean to you?
This experience has been great for me for more than one reason, not only as a freshman, but this is also my first year of fastpitch.
Is there a team in this field you'd most like to beat?
Chattanooga State.
What would you like to take away from this tournament?
A few good memories and a few more wins.
Describe this team in as few words as you can.
Indescribable
The book on Robin: She seems to have adjusted well to the fastpitch game. She platoons behind the plate with Ashleigh Hicks.
Holland piled up awards during her four-year career under Jerry Boatner at West Lauderdale.
Robin bats .277 and has a fielding percentage of .965. Holland hopes to continue her softball career at a four-year institution.
Amy Adcox
Sophomore
Clinton
Pitcher
Bats: right Throws: right
Amy attended Clinton High.
If one person could come watch you play, who would it be?
My dad. He loves to watch us play.
What does the experience of the National Tournament mean to you?
This is one of the best experiences of my life.
Is there a team in this field you'd most like to beat?
Chattanooga State, since they have beaten us already this year.
What would you like to take away from this tournament?
I would like to win a title.
Describe this team in as few words as you can.
We are unique, and when it's time to play, we are the best of friends.
The book on Amy: The daughter of Richard and Eleanor Adcox, she is quiet, but is the team leader. As she goes, so do the Lady Eagles.
She compiled a 27-3 record this year, up from 25-6 in 2000.
The fact is, MCC rarely loses behind her.
The experience she had in Kissimmee last year should prove invaluable. She carries a positive attitude and a work ethic that is contagious.
Adcox will be a force on the major college scene and she will garner plenty of recognition and accolades, once this tourney is complete.
What else can you say about a hurler that has an era of 0.98? How about in 32 outings, she has only given up three home runs. She averages one walk per game. Offensively, she has a .272 batting average.
Faith Robinson
Sophomore
Bolton
Third base
Bats: right Throws: right.
Faith attended Clinton High.
If one person could come watch you play, who would it be?
My dad.
What does the experience of the National Tournament mean to you?
It's very special to me.
Is there a team in this field you'd most like to beat?
Chattanooga State.
What would you like to take away from this tournament?
A life long friendship with my teammates.
Describe this team in as few words as you can.
Determined to go far, persistent.
The book on Faith: The daughter of Walter and Debra Robinson, Faith blistered the ball during her freshman campaign for a .366 average. For her sophomore encore this season, she followed that up with a .406 average, second best on the team.
Another team leader, she has drawn 11 walks this year and has driven in 30 runs. Her hope is to make it to the next level.
Ryan Reid
Sophomore
Easley, SC.
Pitcher
Bats: right Throws: right.
Ryan attended Wren High.
If one person could come watch you play, who would it be?
My mother, because she has been there through everything and has gone above and beyond a mother's duties.
What does the experience of the National Tournament mean to you?
It's a chance to get a lot of exposure and a great chance to prove that Meridian can compete at such a high level.
Is there a team in this field you'd most like to beat?
Arizona Western, because of their No. 1 seed. It would be one of the biggest upsets of the tournament.
What would you like to take away from this tournament?
I would really like for us to become national champs, but if that doesn't happen, I would hope we make a name for ourselves.
Describe this team in as few words as you can.
Unlike any other I've been on before.
The book on Ryan: The daughter of Bo and Peggy Reid, Ryan is a transfer from Chattanooga State, a team that entered the tournament No. 2 in the country with a 58-1 record.
Reed is the No. 2 pitcher for the Lady Eagles and has struggled at times, compiling a 12-8 record during the year.
It seems as if Reid has been the victim of some bad breaks during many of her losses as the Lady Eagles have lost many of those eight contests by only a run or two. Her regular season era stands at 2.30.
Offensively, she looks to improve her hitting game, as she bats .233 in limited plate appearances. She was an All-State player all four years at Wren.

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