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7 Lady Tigers receive postseason honors
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BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College softball program had seven Lady Tigers make the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division team when the league coaches voted for the top honors at the end of the 2013 season.

Sophomore Andrea Cutts of Ackerman led the way for the Lady Tigers by being named the North Division’s Best Offensive Player while the pitching duo of sophomore Erin Dixson of Amherst, New York and freshman Bianca Chagolla of Riverside, California were honored with first team nominations.

West Lauderdale’s Haleigh Moffett was picked for the All-North Division second team while three Lady Tigers drew honorable mention nominations to the postseason list with New Albany’s Ellen Tarrant, Mooreville’s Victoria White and Kossuth’s Dana Glissen all making the North Division team.

"I excited that I had so many players honored by the North Coaches," said Northeast head softball coach Jody Long. "This shows that our kids efforts did not go unnoticed."

Glissen became the fourth Northeast freshman to be selected to the North Division team when the Kossuth native was named as an honorable mention. During her first year in Booneville, Glissen appeared in all 39 games for the Lady Tigers and collected 25 hits in 105 at bats and scored 25 runs while knocking around five doubles, one triple and three homeruns. Glissen drove in 12 runs while walking an even dozen times on the year and stole eight bases for the Lady Tigers.

On the year, Glissen finished with a .238 batting average, a .331 on base percentage and a .390 slugging percentage. Glissen was tied with Moffett for the team lead in sacrifice bunts. Glissen was one of six Lady Tigers to see over 100 at bats and finished in the top five on the squad in plate appearances. Glissen’s 25 runs were fourth while her three home runs were tied for third on the team.

Cutts, a utility player, appeared in all 39 games for the Lady Tigers during the 2012-13 season and collected 53 hits with eight doubles, five triples and three homeruns in 128 at bats and 140 plate appearances on the season. Cutts scored 38 runs for the Lady Tigers while driving in 17 and only struck out seven times all season. Cutts was also a threat on the bases for the Lady Tigers and swiped a team-high 18 bases on the year.

Cutts led the Lady Tiger team with a .414 batting average and had a .453 on base percentage to go along with a .625 slugging percentage. Cutts led the team in runs scored (38), hits (53), triples (5), stolen bases (18), total bases (80) and batting average (.414). The Ackerman native’s 128 at bats were second on the squad as were her on base percentage (.453) and slugging percentage (.625). Cutts recorded 118 putouts on the year and finished with a .949 fielding percentage for Jody Long’s Lady Tigers.

Dixson earned the North Division’s first-team pitcher honor while appearing in 38 of 39 game for the Lady Tigers. The Amherst, New York native finished with a 13-9 record and one save while tossing 16 complete games in 144.0 innings. On the year, Dixson allowed just 34 earned runs while striking out 97 against just 18 walks and posted a 1.65 earn run average.

Dixson was a dual threat for the Lady Tigers as the Northeast sophomore collected 41 hits in 106 at bats and scored 26 runs for the Lady Tigers. Dixson finished with nine doubles and seven home runs on the year along with 20 runs batted in and 13 walks.

During her sophomore year, Dixson had a .387 batting average with a .458 on base percentage and a .670 slugging percentage with 71 total bases and 16 extra base hits.

Dixson led the Lady Tigers in home runs (7), walks (13), slugging percentage (.670) and on base percentage (.458) while her 16 extra base hits were second on the team.

Chagolla was honored with the North Division’s first team shortstop position when the coaches honored players at the end of the season.

During her first year at Northeast, Chagolla became a mainstay in the middle of the Lady Tiger infield when not in the pitching circle of Northeast. Chagolla appeared in all 39 games for the Lady Tigers and collected 49 hits in 131 at bats for a .374 average, a .431 on base percentage and a .603 slugging percentage. Chagolla scored 35 runs for the Lady Tigers and chased home 29 while knocking around 13 doubles, one triple and five home runs. The California native had 12 walks on the year while striking out just six times in 146 plate appearances during her freshman season.

Chagolla stole nine bases on the year for the Lady Tigers and had 79 total bases and 19 extra base hits.

On the mound, Chagolla posted a 10-6 record, nine complete games including a no-hitter in 102.0 innings. Chagolla allowed just 41 earned runs on the year while striking out 91 and posting a 2.81 earn run average.

Moffett was the only Lady Tiger to pick up a second team position when the Bailey native was awarded the second team’s third baseman honor.

During her first year in Booneville, Moffett appeared in all 39 games for the Lady Tigers and had 36 in 113 at bats while scoring 21 runs for Northeast. On the year, Moffett knocked around seven doubles, two triples and had five home runs while driving in 24 runs for the Lady Tigers.

Moffett also walked six times and stole four bases for the Lady Tigers. Moffet had a .319 average, a .378 on base percentage and a .549 slugging percentage and was hit by a pitch six times on the year.

In the field, Moffett finished with a .954 fielding percentage and committed just eight miscues in 174 chances and was apart of three double plays for Northeast.

Moffett’s two triples, five home runs and 24 runs batted in were second on the Lady Tiger team during the 2012-13 season and her 113 at bats where a third team-leading statistic.

With Tarrant’s selection as an honorable mention to the North Division team, all Northeast sophomores received postseason awards.

Tarrant collected 30 hits in 109 at bats while appearing in all 39 games for the Lady Tigers. The New Albany native had 10 doubles and three homeruns while scoring 25 runs and driving in 16 more. Tarrant walked nine times on the year and also stole six bases. During her sophomore year, Tarrant had a .275 batting average with a .362 on base percentage and a .450 slugging percentage. Tarrant was hit by a pitch seven times and collected 13 extra base hits.

Tarrant finished the year with a .953 fielding percentage while committing just six miscues on the year in 129 chances and was apart of three double plays for the Lady Tigers.

Tarrant was second on the team in the hit by pitches category as well as doubles while her three home runs were third on the Lady Tiger team. Tarrant’s 109 at bats, runs scored (25) and six stolen bases were all fourth on the 2012-13 squad.

White made the most of her designated hitter/catcher role and appeared in 37 of 39 games for the Lady Tigers during her first year in Booneville. The Mooreville native collected 27 hits in 98 at bats while knocking around eight doubles and drove in 12 runs. On the year, White had a .276 batting average, a .339 on base percentage and a .357 slugging percentage and led the team in sacrifice bunts. White finished the year with a .983 fielding percentage and only had two miscues in 117 changes. White also threw out four runners while behind the plate for the Lady Tigers.
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