Moving to new diamonds
Two more student athletes from Houston High School will continue their education and playing time on the softball fields at the post-secondary level.
Seniors Josie Anderson and Chelsea Gates both signed letters of intent April 22 and will be heading to separate fields in the fall.
Anderson will play for Meridian Community College and Gates will head to Northeast Community College in Booneville.
Anderson said she made her selection after seeing her future teammates play and meeting them.
“The girls were really friendly,” Anderson said.
Anderson is a six-year member of the Lady Toppers’ softball program where she currently plays right field. Her 2013 statistics include a .365 batting average with an on-base percentage of .502 and 15 stolen bases.
She plans to pursue a major in Physical Therapy.
Gates may be in new territory at Northeast but will be among several familiar faces as she joins former team mates and opponents from around the area. She said the team members were part of the reason she chose NEMCC.
“I’ll be able to play with my teammates from Houston and other people I’ve played with,” Gates said.
Gates is also a six-year member of the Lady Toppers’ program where she plays shortstop. Her 2013 stats include a batting average of .442 with three home runs, 21 RBI and 19 stolen bases.
Gates plans to major in Radiology.
HHS coach Jeffery Mann credited both young ladies for their dedication to the team and leadership skills.
“Both (of them) were on the Topper’s 2012 4A fastpitch Championship team,” Mann said. “And they led the Hilltoppers back to the Championship (series) in 2013.”
Cass Tapley coached both girls in summer ball and traveling teams for several years and wished them both well in their future endeavors.
“I’m super excited for both of them,” Tapley said. “I’ve been watching them since they were about six-years-old. This is the culmination of many years of their hard work.”
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