Monday, February 19, 2018

College Report: Sabine's Mount starts career perfect at plate, more

Feb. 16, 2017 at 10:46 p.m.


Sabine graduate Jayden Mount started her season — and her college softball career — perfect at the plate for the University of Louisiana-Monroe.

She opened the year by going 3-for-3 in a 10-0 win over Prairie View A&M, and in her first five games hit .533 with a double, a home run, three stolen bases, eight RBI and a walk.

In helping lead the Warhawks to a 5-1 start, Mount was named College Sports Madness Sunbelt Conference Player of the Week.

Whitney Simmons (White Oak) qualified for the United States Track and Field Indoor Championships with a throw of 19.77 meters in the weight throw. With the throw she won the Indoor Track and Field Classic held at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco. Her throw is the fifth best ever recorded among NCAA Division III throwers and the best of the year.

She was well ahead of the field as Sam Houston State University's Yarixza Rivera recorded the second best throw of the meet with a toss of 18.09 meters.

Madison Martin (Spring Hill) had a double-double, posting 13 points and 10 rebounds, to help Hendrix College down Centre College, 50-40. She drained 5-of-11 from the floor and 3-of-6 from the free throw line in her 21 minutes of play. In the 67-52 win over Sewanee: The University of The South, Martin, who played 19 minutes, had four points and two assists. Hendrix has won their last three games and five of their last six games.

Keirsten Seahorn (Harmony) had a pair of multiple hit games to finish the University of Arkansas-Monticello hosted Division II Challenge. In the 7-4 loss to Missouri Western State University, the Henderson State University senior was 2-for-4 and drove home a pair of runs. In the 1-0 loss to Northwest Missouri State University, Seahorn was 2-for-3 with a double.

Emma Hawthorne (Hallsville) and Julie Rawls (Hallsville) have both played for Northwestern State University in their first five games. Hawthorne, who has started and played in four games, has a .417 batting average. In 12 trips to the plate, she has five hits, which includes one homer, two RBI and a run scored. Rawls has a hit and three runs scored.

Karley Free (Henderson) has helped University of Mary Hardin-Baylor post a 7-1 record thus far in women's softball. The junior, who is hitting .250, has five hits in 20 trips to the plate. Of her hits, two are doubles. Free, who has started and played in six games, also has six RBIs, three runs scored and two walks. She also has a perfect fielding percentage as she has made 45 putouts and one assisted putout without an error.

Tonyecia Burks (Kilgore) finished fifth in the triple jump at the Tyson Invitational, which was held at the Randel Tyson Track Complex on the campus of University of Arkansas. Burks recorded a leap of 40 feet, 6.25 inches. Team scores were not kept.

Makayla Sikes (Gilmer) is 0-2 through the first five Stephen F. Austin State University. Sikes, who has worked 12 2/3 innings, has a 2.13 earned run average. She has allowed three earned runs on five hits with 11 walks and 10 strikeouts.

Precious Thompson (Mount Pleasant) was 1-for-2 to help her college team, Texas A&M University-Commerce, defeat Florida Tech 9-4. She drove home one and scored one.




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