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May 15, 2014

GMC softball earns individual honors

MILLEDGEVILLE — At the culmination of a season that saw the Georgia Military College softball team go 20-25 for a sixth place regular season finish in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association and fourth place in the conference tournament, the Lady Dogs pick up four individual honors to cap off the year.

Sophomore Morgan Long and freshman Brittany Rosenberry lead the Lady Dogs with All-Region selections, while Long and fellow sophomore Alexis Boyd were honored with spots on the GCAA All-Tournament team.

Regional coaches thought highly of Long’s second season at GMC, voting her First Team All-Region, as she ended the year with a .385 batting average in the conference, 5 homeruns and 36 RBI. Also earning All-Tournament honors Long went 3-8 with a homerun and an RBI during the conference tournament.

Long currently owns the Lady Dogs’ single season batting average record, as well as the career homeruns and slugging percentage records.

“As many people know, last year, her freshman year got cut short with her tearing her ACL in March,” head coach Ashley Bunn said. “So for her to hold these career records shows the type of character she has, and what she brought each and every game.

“We are going to miss her leadership and her bat,” she added. “We couldn’t have asked for any more from her.”

Concluding the season with All-Region honors of her own on the second team, Rosenberry ended the year with a 2.57 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 68 innings of GCAA action, as well as a 6-4 record in conference-play this season.

Rosenberry will be GMC’s only returning sophomore pitcher on staff next season.

“Brittany came in a pitched very well for us all year,” Bunn said. “She battled and had a couple games go into extra innings. Just going through her freshman year and gaining experience, she’s going to pitch well for us next year.”

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