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BHS’s Nations signs with Meridian softball

Brookhaven High senior Lynsey Nations recently signed a letter-of-intent with the Meridian Community College softball program.

As a junior Nations hit .262 at the plate for coach Mandy Vinson and the Lady Panthers. Nations drove in a team high 35 RBIs and scored 15 runs. She hit 10 doubles, five home runs and one triple. Nations was pressed into service as a pitcher last season and struck out 51 in 117 innings as a first year starter. Her older sister Haley is a sophomore pitcher this season at William Carey University. An athlete, there are multiple places that MCC could use Nations on the field when she arrives as a freshman next season.

“Lynsey will be a huge asset to the Lady Eagles,” said Vinson. “She has a lot of versatility on the field. I think she will play the outfield and possibly third base and she can also come in and give the pitching staff an inning or two whenever needed. She has a lot of tools that Meridian will be able to use.”

The Lady Eagles were 23-19 last season under coach Faith Robinson.

“Lynsey has a great bat and is constantly working on getting her swing even better,” said Vinson. “I’m looking forward to what she does for us this year as a senior as well as the next level. She’s a very deserving kid and I’m glad she found a home at Meridian, they’re getting a good one.”