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Over the next couple of weeks, we will be recognizing the top sophomores from Junior Colleges across the country.
Last season, Chipola-alum pitcher Krystal Goodman was ranked No. 1 and went on to pitch for the University of Alabama who ended up winning the SEC regular season and was the No. 8 seed in the NCAA Division I tournament. Goodman holds a 1.10 ERA with 59 strikeouts in 76.1 innings pitched.
No. 2 ranked Molly Jacobsen finished off a stellar career at Des Moines Area went on to earn a starting spot for Ole Miss. Jacobsen currently holds a 1.97 ERA with 145.1 innings pitched leading the team with 142 strikeouts.
This season we celebrate the sophomore studs who will go on to make a huge impact at the next program.
|50||Nikki Pennington, IF | Eastern Florida State|
|This slick-fielding shortstop for former University of Tennessee coach Jim Betia, Pennington has helped the Titans rise to one of the top programs in Florida in a quick two years. Leading the Titans to yet another postseason berth, Pennington hit a team-leading .480 with 10 home runs & 43 RBI while being named the Southern Conference Player of the Year.|
|49||Danielle Burgos, IF | Arizona Western|
|1st team Region 1 third baseman Burgos has been a huge key to the Mats success this year. 10 home runs and 85 RBI while maintaining a .441 BA and striking out only 8 times in 186 at-bats. Burgos offensive output has been the main reason Arizona Western will compete for a National title in Utah.|
|48||Tatum Dow, IF | Bellevue (Western Washington)|
|A transfer from Seattle University, Dow has shattered numbers in her time with the Bulldogs. Thru 43 games Dow is hitting a .524 with 16 home runs and 74 RBI while leading Bellevue to a 38-5 record and #1 ranking in the Northwest Athletic Conference.|
|47||Meghan Morris, P | Blinn|
|Returning All-Region honoree has led Blinn to a program-best 23-1 Region XIV south division record & title. Morris has notched 24 wins on the year and helped the Bucs finish the year with a top 20 National ranking.|
|46||Bailee Dempsey, P/OF | Wallace State Dothan|
|All around great athlete for 8th-ranked Govs, the true lefty Dempsey is second the country in ERA with a 0.98, 3rd in NJCAA with 25 wins all while sporting a team-leading .400 BA with 8 home runs and 48 RBI. Named All-South Player of the Year and Region 22 1st team, Dempsey will get to showcase her talents in Utah as she pitched back to back wins to get the Govs into the National Tournament.|
|45||Avery Guy, IF | Des Moines Area (Iowa)|
|An incredibly athletic infielder for the 2018 National Runner-Up, Guy is shattering her numbers from a year ago batting .427 with 48 RBI & 25 stolen bases earning her a scholarship to Univ. of Iowa, adding to the family tradition — Dad Willie played football for the Hawkeyes in the 90s.|
|44||Tiana Bolin, IF | Foothill|
|A 2019 NFCA Cal JUCO all-American, Bolin is a slick-fielding 2nd baseman who is one of the top base stealers in California. Leading the CCCAA with 63 runs scored while finishing second with 40 stolen bases. Her .409 average plus 25 RBI helped Bolin garner all-State honors as well.|
|43||Kennedy Jantzi, IF | Mt. Hood|
|Another returning 1st team NWAC Southern all-star, this Albany, Oregon native has put up huge numbers making the most of her two years. In 2019 she ranks 1st in the NWAC with 85 RBI while in top three in average (.539) and home runs (23) all to go along with her 1.236 SLG%.|
|42||Kimber Cortemelia, IF | Blinn|
|University of Louisiana Lafayette transfer has held down the hot corner and cleanup position for the 17th ranked Bucs. She is leading Blinn in average (.441) and tops in home runs and top two in RBIs. Great pickup for the Bucs.|
|41||Mckennah Sikes, IF | Jones County|
|In a long line of DI producing hitters to come out of Jones County, Sikes looks to be next in line. She is leading the No. 3 ranked and defending National Champ Bobcats with a .472 average, 59 RBI, 59 hits and second on the team with 16 home runs.|