Lady Raiders sign fresh faces: New members join old teammate


Skylar Wright

Features Editor

Courtney Moore and Rachel Cooper signed their letters of national intent on Thursday Jan. 17 to play for RSC softball.

“We are very excited to add Courtney Moore and Rachel Cooper to the Rose State Softball Program. They each bring something different to the table; Courtney brings a lot of power while Rachel brings a lot of speed,” Nickie Williams, RSC head softball coach, said.

The Duncan duo will be sticking together, soon to be trio when they join back up with former teammate Ashlee Perkins, who is a current pitcher at RSC.

Moore and Cooper might be teammates and close friends, but they are completely different players on the field. Cooper is a slap-bunting center fielder, stealing 27 bases and battling .415 last season. Moore on the other hand, is a shortstop, power hitter, who hit eight home runs, has a 43 RBI(Runs Batted In) and a .548 batting average.

The Lady Raiders softball team will see some fresh facers come the 2013-2014 season. Photo by Chelsea Ratterman

The Lady Raiders softball team will see some fresh facers come the 2013-2014 season. Photo by Chelsea Ratterman

 

“The fact that they will be joining their previous teammate, Ashlee Perkins, will be extremely beneficial, as they will have someone to help them develop into our program. Any time you can get athletes together who have been teammates before, it helps make the transition from high school to college much easier,” said Williams.

The Duncan Lady Demons will have six players on college rosters next season and have had eight players sign softball scholarship in the past five years.

Plainview High School senior Tiphani Napier is another new name to the RSC softball team; she also signed her national letter of intent in spring 2013. She owns her school’s single-season record for home runs and capped her season with a .453 batting average, seven home runs, 42 RBI and a .493 on-base percentage.

 

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