ELLISVILLE – Jones College Head Softball Coach Chris Robinson believes the Bobcats got everything they wanted with their latest recruiting class.
"We are extremely pleased to add these 12 terrific student-athletes to our program," he said. "When we started compiling this class, we wanted it to be athletic with power and I believe we accomplished that. This group is not only going to be great players, but also tremendous students who fit our atmosphere that we have at Jones. Great ball players, but even better people."
Robinson praised Associate Head Coach Bob Herrington and Assistant Coach Tori Dew for their efforts in putting the cIass together.
"I can't give enough credit to my staff, Associate Head Coach Bob Herrington and Assistant Coach Tori Dew, for the many miles on the road recruiting this class."
2020 Softball Recruiting Class
Kristen Walker – P – Leake Academy (MS Elite 01 Gold)
Robinson on Walker: "Walker is a pitcher that will bring a great presence in the circle. She has tremendous spin and commands the zone with numerous pitches. We have liked Kristen since the first time we met her."
Tia'Rain Saunders – OF – Choctaw Central (MS Bombers 18 Gold)
Robinson on Saunders: "Tia brings power and speed to our lineup. She has an ability to run down balls in the gap and a plus arm for throwing out runners. We really see her coming in and contributing right away."
Bobbie Amond – C/IF – Central (LA) (Louisiana Blazers Elite)
Robinson on Amond: "Bobbie has tremendous power. A tall, athletic catcher who handles pitchers extremely well. She can easily be a kid who can hit 3-6 in our lineup and bring double digit home runs to our program."
Kat Knight – IF – Tupelo (MS Bombers 18 Gold)
Robinson on Knight: The one thing that sticks out to me about Kat is she plays with a chip on her shoulder. She has the edge about her that we love to coach. She's a winner and wants to win and will do whatever it takes to accomplish that."
Sydney Pevey – IF – Lawrence County
Robinson on Pevey: "Pevey is a middle infielder with terrific arm strength. She's a very savvy player that knows the game well. She has had over 100 RBI's in her high school career so she's someone that can come up with the big hit to drive people in."
Sarah Ballard – OF – Purvis (Impact Gold Holeman Premier)
Robinson on Ballard: "Sarah is short in stature, but plays like she is 8 feet tall. Always playing hard and the right way. Sarah is a slapper that will bring speed and intelligence on the base paths. Her ability to cover ground in the outfield will help her get in the lineup next year."
Nia Luckett – P/UT – Philadelphia (LJC Heat)
Robinson on Luckett: "Nia brings a rare ability of world class speed and power to Ellisville. A hitter that can slap, drag and swing away that can possibly steal 100 bases in our league. She is also a pitcher that can touch low 60's and command the zone."
Lauren Lindsey – IF – Baker (AL) (Impact Gold Holeman Premier)
Robinson on Lindsey: Lauren is a kid that we be a tremendous impact in our program. She will hit for power and be a great defender for our team. We saw Lauren play and immediately knew we had to have her in our program. She will hit double digit home runs in our league."
Mackenzie Jones – C/UT – South Jones (LJC Heat)
Robinson on Jones: Mackenzie will bring athleticism behind the plate for us. She's a tall kid who runs well and will be able to throw out baserunners. She is also athletic enough to play other positions so she can contribute in several other ways."
Carly Lewis – IF/C – Jackson Prep (MS Elite 01 Gold)
Robinson on Lewis: "We have known Carly since she was a freshman and she immediately stood out. She brings a presence at the plate that screams she is in control of the at-bat. She plays the game the right way and can play numerous positions for us."
Madison Jones – UT – South Jones (LJC Heat)
Robinson on Jones: "Madison is a rare athlete. She's tall, runs extremely well and hit gap to gap with home run power. What makes her so marketable is her ability to play various positions on the field that will help her get on the field quickly."
Skylar McLellan – OF – Brandon (MS Elite 01 Gold)
Robinson on McLellan: "Skylar is a kid that will bring tremendous value to our program. Her ability both offensively and defensively is going to have a huge impact on our team. She has an uncanny ability to go find the ball in the outfield."