Softball in Pulaski County had very good season with two of the teams playing in a district championship. The All Ozone Softball Team was announced last week and for the first time in history, two of the three player of the year spots went to Pulaski County players.
Both players have also signed to play at Jefferson College in Jefferson County Missouri next season as college freshman. Both Dixon and Waynesville had a classic battle at Dixon High School where the Lady Bulldogs pulled of a 2-1 win in the final inning to pull off a great win.
Waynesville Lady Tigers Morgan Loggins was selected as the 2017 All Ozone Softball Golden Slugger of the year. The Dixon Lady Bulldogs Tressa Hughes was selected as the All Ozone Pitcher of the Year.
Senior Pitcher Tressa Hughes is ending her high school career as one of the Dixon Lady Bulldogs best softball players. She is joining a great team at Jefferson College.
She had a Missouri Best 23-1 record this year. In 143 innings she only had a 0.88 Earned Run Average for the Lady bulldogs. Hughes had eleven Shutouts on the season with two perfect games and one no hitter.
She was the Frisco League Most Valuable Softball Player this year. She Also Earned First Team All District, All Conference, All Regional, and All State Team Honors in Class 2 this year.
Senior Catcher Morgan Loggins is going to be a great addition to the Jefferson College Vikings. She ended her season with a 54 hits on the season. She hit 13 doubles, three triples, and 12 home runs. She scored 42 runs and hit in another 59 other Lady Tigers this season. She led nearly every offensive category for Waynesville this season.
Loggins was the Ozark Conference Player of the year. On the All District, All Regional, and All State Teams in Class 4. She was the first Lady Tiger in school history to do so.
Waynesville Lady Tiger Catcher Morgan Loggins said this about going to Jefferson College to play Softball, “I chose Jefferson College because I really enjoyed the interaction with Coach Cook and the rest of the coaching staff. They have a great softball program and I knew I wanted to be apart of it. I really enjoy the small town the college is in and how the school is set up. I enjoyed walking on campus and I felt the college experience. I really excited to attend Jeff Co and I’m so very excited to be a Viking.”