Tuesday, May 27, 2008
My niece Morgan has signed to play softball for Bethany College in Kansas, an NAIA School. She is beautful, and such a great young lady. You can't know how proud I am of my Morgan!
Lady Matadors’ outfielder signs with NAIA power in Kansas
Yuma, Arizona – May 13, 2008 -- Arizona Western College is proud to announce that AWC Softball player Morgan Evans has signed with NAIA school Bethany College in Kansas. The announcement was made this afternoon in a press conference on the AWC Campus, and comes three days before Commencement ceremonies at Veterans Memorial Stadium this Friday.
Evans worked hard to show her coaches the facets of her game that would earn her extra playing time, and by the end of her 2-year career, she had secured an important spot in the Matadors’ offense. The Cibola High School alum spent much of the early part of her freshman season learning the game as a pinch-runner or a late-game defensive replacement, she took full advantage of her time, and impressed then-head coach Pam Stone enough to earn more starts as the season wore on. ‘Mo-Mo’ started 28 of the Lady Matadors’ 59 games in 2007, and participated in 42 games overall that year. Despite getting only 70 at-bats, Evans scored 18 runs and stole 6 bases during her freshman campaign. With a new head coach and an influx of new players in 2008, once again, Evans started the season without a starting outfield job, but didn’t let it deter her at all. Evans continued to work hard to impress AWC Head Softball Coach Angel Shamblin, and by mid-season, Morgan was the team’s starting right fielder. At the plate, if the Matadors were starting a rally, Evans was usually in the middle of it, and her .356 batting average ranked her 4th-best on the Matadors’ team in ’08. Shamblin used Evans to manufacture runs several times-as evidenced by Evans’ 10 stolen bases and 25 runs scored (5th).