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McCollum is a first team selection in Region 6A; three teammates also selected all-region

The Excel Lady Eagles’ softball team had four players named to the 2015 All Region teams in Region 6-A.

Brighton McCollum was selected to the All-Region First Team, while Lindsay Mauldin, Taylor Gibson, and Rachel Parrott were chosen for the Second Team.

McCollum (photo right) hit .395 on the season with a .432 on base percentage. She blasted five homeruns and totaled 14 extra base hits to lead the Lady Eagles with a .723 slugging percentage. The junior scored 30 runs, drove in 24, swiped 8 bases, and compiled a .938 fielding percentage in 81 defensive chances.

Mauldin (photo below), also a junior, hit .393 with 18 RBI and 16 runs scored. She had seven doubles and a triple for a slugging percentage of .540 and her on base percentage was .437. Defensively, Mauldin finished the year with a .985 fielding percentage in 133 chances.

Gibson hit .389, scored 22 runs, and drove in 18 with five extra base hits. The sophomore stole four bases and fielded at a .929 pace. She made 22 appearances as a pitcher in the circle during the season and finished with a 10-10 mark. Her earned run average was 4.67 in 111 innings pitched and she struck out 73 opposing batters.

Parrott led the team with a .512 batting average in 15 games. Her on base percentage was .580 with 24 RBI and 15 runs scored. She hit one homerun and had seven extra base hits for a .744 slugging percentage. She stole four bases and did not commit an error in 62 defensive chances.

Excel finished with a 15-13 season record and qualified for the Class A Private State Tournament. The Lady Eagles lost to First Presbyterian Day of Macon in the opening round.

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