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Agnew’s power display turns into MACJC honor
by Blake D. Long
Mar 11, 2014 | 333 views | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BOONEVILLE -- Bre Agnew accomplished something on the diamond that she never has to earn the first award of her career at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

Agnew has been selected as the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC)/JucoWeekly Player of the Week for games played March 3-9.

“It’s a big honor for her as an individual player,” said Tigers head coach Jody Long. “Her job on this team is to get big hits and that’s what she did. They tried to pitch her in and she stayed through the ball and was successful.”

The freshman had an amazing weekend in the 2014 Cardinal Spring Fling hosted by Gadsden State (Ala.) Community College. She hit safely in four of Northeast’s five contests and was a combined 7 for 15 with four extra base hits and nine RBIs.

Agnew made her mark in the opening matchup on Saturday with three home runs in consecutive innings against Chattahoochee Valley (Ala.) Community College.

After the Pirates scored the initial nine runs of the contest, Agnew got the Tigers into motion offensively with a solo home run in the bottom of the second.

She followed that with a three-run long ball one frame later that plated Haleigh Moffett and Bianca Chagolla to spark a nice rally by Northeast.

By the time Agnew launched a two-run homer over the Gadsden City Park left field wall in the fourth, the Tigers had scored 10 runs over a period of three innings to cut Chattahoochee Valley’s lead to 14-10.

“It’s awesome because I’ve never hit three in one game,” said Agnew. “It’s special because it was my first time doing this and it happened in college.”

The Booneville High School product continued her impressive afternoon with a 2 for 3 outing versus Calhoun (Ala.) Community College. She doubled and had a RBI single in the sixth that got Northeast as close as two runs to the Warhawks’ advantage.

Agnew started the tournament on Friday with a patient performance against Snead State (Ala.) Community College with two walks. Moffett also came home on an Agnew hit that put Northeast ahead 3-0 over the Parsons.

In the nightcap versus Gadsden State, she crushed a RBI single that allowed the Tigers to take a seventh inning lead.

Agnew began the week with a highly productive doubleheader to help the Tigers open MACJC North Division play with a sweep at Mississippi Delta Community College on Wednesday.

The right fielder got Northeast on the scoreboard with a single that brought Chagolla home. Then after fouling off three pitches in the sixth, Agnew connected on a RBI double that put the matchup out of reach for the Trojans.

Agnew wrapped up the evening with a 3 for 4 showing in game two in which she doubled twice and accounted for two RBIs and a run scored.

She added two base knocks and touched home plate twice against Itawamba Community College on Thursday to round out a week in which the Tigers participated in nine contests in four days.

In that busy stretch, Agnew compiled a .482 batting average with 14 hits in 29 appearances. She had four doubles, three home runs, 12 RBIs, five runs scored, two walks and 27 total bases.

“She’s a big, strong kid that does what we ask of her,” Long said. “We’ve really worked hard with her swing and changing some minor things and she’s bought into that and it’s starting to pay off for her.”

Agnew will now be considered for honors by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), which announces its countrywide awards on Wednesday.
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