Choctaw County softball players make NEMCABB All-Star roster

Staff Writer

It’s not difficult to get better at something that you love to do.

That’s what Choctaw County softball coach Lance Thomas saw in seniors Allie Brown, Lizzie Thomas and Ayanna Taylor during the season.

Those Lady Chargers were selected to play at the Northeast Mississippi Coaches Association for Better Baseball All-Star Games on June 7 at Saltillo High School.

Brown, Thomas and Taylor are on the Blue Fast Pitch roster. Taylor is listed as an alternate.

“They are three outstanding players,” coach Thomas said. “They know how to play the game of softball. They love the sport.

“Lizzie is a very coachable young lady and a very tough player. Allie was an all-around good player, was our most valuable player this year and did very well. Ayanna is a power hitter and hits the ball hard.”

Forms were sent out to every coach in the area and they nominated their seniors, then the coaches who are selected to coach the team pick from the nominees.

NEMCA Softball All-Star director and South Pontotoc coach Adam Patterson likes giving the players an avenue to show their skills one more time.

“It’s an opportunity for some of these seniors to play together before they go to college,” Patterson said. “They get to play one more time with their friends before they go on their summer trips.”

Brown has signed to play at East Central Community College, while Thomas will attend East Mississippi Community College, and Taylor will join Mississippi Valley State University.