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3 from Houston County High earn softball scholarships

Houston County High had three softball players sign scholarships Wednesday at the school.

Madi Campbell signed with Georgia Southern. Lauren Ross signed with Middle Georgia State and Dejah Dunn signed with Fort Valley State.

Of Campbell Assistant Coach April Collins said – Head Coach Scott Lamb could not be there, she said, due to a prior meeting at the Board Of Education office: “She has been the heart and soul of our team, and led us in most categories all four years.”

For her career, Campbell had a .486 average. She had 383 at bats, 186 hits, 19 doubles, five triples and three homeruns. She had 83 Runs Batted In, scored 134 runs, had 30 walks and stole 56 bases.

She was a four-year starter, four year All-County, All-Region selection, the region Player of the Year one year and three-year All-State selection. She was also selected to play in the Georgia Dugout Senior All-Star game and the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Junior All-State game.

“I’m so excited she is getting to take her talent to the next level,” Collins said.

Ross, she summed, was a “big producer” over the years, with her “junior” year being the best. “I’m so proud of how Lauren has grown as a player and a person.”

She finished her career with a .385 average. She had 283 at bats, 108 hits, 23 doubles, two triples and a homerun. She drove in 78, scored 76, walked 31 times and stole nine bases.

She was a three-year starter, three year All-County, three year All-Region selection, one year All-State and played in the GACA Junior All-Star game.

“I’m so proud of how Lauren has grown as a player and a person,” Collins said. She said of all: “I’m also proud of these girls because not only have they played a huge role in Houston county softball, but because they’re outfielders and I have a special place in my heart for my outfielders.”

Dunn, Collins said, played different roles during her three years. She was a base runner her sophomore year, part-time starter her junior year and full-time starter her senior year.

“She is the ultimate team player,” Collins said, “in that she stuck it out when so many people would have quit. It’s a ‘team-first’ attitude that will take her to great things beyond softball. I am so happy she is getting to bless another team.”

She finished with a .327 batting average. That included 61 at bats, 20 hits, four doubles, two triples and a homerun. She also walked nine times.

She was All-County, All-Region and All-State one year.

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