Meridian Star


February 28, 2014

Jones Co.’s Dew earns recognition

ELLISVILLE — For the second time this season, Jones County Junior College's Tori Dew has been named the NJCAA Division II Softball Player of the Week.

Dew, who was also named the national Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 3-9, had another tremendous week for the 11-0 and 15th-ranked Lady Bobcats.

The freshman first baseman from Quitman was 10-of-16 with three home runs and 15 RBIs as the Lady Bobcats went 6-0 during the week.

On Feb. 18 at Mississippi Delta, Dew was 3-3 with 5 RBIs in a 20-1 win in Game 1. She followed that up with a 2-3 effort with a double, single and an RBI in a 24-0 win over the Lady Trojans in Game 2.

In a 9-1 win over 16th-ranked Illinois Central on Feb. 21, she was 1-3 with a home run and an RBI. In an 8-0 victory over ICC in Game 2, she was 1-1 with 3 RBIs. On Feb. 22 in a 7-6, 8-inning win over Faulkner State (Ala.) on Feb. 22, Dew was 2-3 with a home run and 3 RBIs. In a 9-0, five-inning victory over Baton Rouge Community College (La.), Dew was 1-3 with a double and 2 RBIs.

For the season, Dew is batting .697 with 5 home runs and 28 RBIs. She has a 1.303 slugging percentage, a .750 on-base percentage and has not struck out this year.

JCJC travels to East Central for the South Division opener for a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.

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