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Morgan helps lead FSU into postseason


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • May. 17, 2017 - 10:36 PM

Florida State freshman Dani Morgan has picked up her college softball career right where she left off in high school at East Coweta.

Morgan, who spent just one year at East Coweta after her family moved to Georgia from Illinois, hit .413 in her only season in a Lady Indians’ uniform. Her offense firepower has continued with the Seminoles in her first full season with the Atlantic Coast Conference School.

Morgan has appeared in 56 games for the Lady Seminoles, starting 51 and helping FSU to a 51-6-1 record, including a 24-0 record in the ACC.

Morgan batted .325 with 50 hits, eight doubles, four triples and four homers.

After winning the ACC championship with a 4-3 win over North Carolina, the Seminoles enter the NCAA tournament as the No. 4 overall seed and will host Princeton Friday at 7 p.m. The game will be shown on ESPNU.

Morgan had an RBI in the ACC title game against North Carolina.

Sanchez to lead LSU into NCAA tournament: Shemiah Sanchez and her LSU softball teammates will open the national tournament at home starting Friday against Fairfield University.

The Tigers finished second in the SEC tournament after losing 5-1 in the conference championship game.

Sanchez has appeared in 49 games, starting 48. The former East Coweta standout was moved to third base this season for the Tigers.

She heads into the NCAA tournament with a .231 average. She has scored 25 runs, finished with 27 hits, including four doubles, one homer and 15 RBIs.

Peace finishes junior season at LaSalle: Former Northgate pitcher  McKenzie Peace finished her third season of college softball with a 5.91 ERA and a 6-4 record in 28 appearances, including eight starts. She finished with 36 strikeouts and 28 walks.

Freeman’s college career off to great start: Former East Coweta softball player Mekhia Freeman enjoyed a sensational freshman season with the Georgia Southern University Eagles.

Freeman appeared in 50 games, while starting 49. The Eagles outfielder finished as the second leading hitter for her team, batting .323 with four home runs and 25 RBIs.

She was a member of The Newnan Times-Herald’s All County Team her senior year and was a four-time member of the Region 2-AAAAAAA team.