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Echols sets career milestone for triples


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Apr. 19, 2017 - 12:30 AM

Former Northgate softball player Ebonee Echols is only a college sophomore, but she has already established herself as one of Michigan State’s top players.

The Spartans infielder has pounded out 11 triples this season and has 20 for her career. That already makes her the career leader in triples with two more full seasons left to play.

She also has a .336 batting average with three home runs and 36 RBIs.

Echols put herself in the national spotlight with a solid freshman year for Michigan State last season. She batted .329 with 24 RBIs, nine triples and four doubles.

She was also one of 25 players nominated for National Freshman of the Year.

Echols attracted the attention of college recruiters throughout the country with a stellar high school career.

Echols was a four-year starter at Northgate and helped them capture the Class AAAAA championship as a freshman. She was named to The Newnan Times-Herald All-County team in all four seasons. She also earned all-state honors her junior and senior year.

Plus, she was a four-year starter in basketball and a state finalist in the 400 meters as a junior.