By NEMCC Media Relations
BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College head softball coach Jody Long continues to add to his 2013-14 signing class with a local signee.
Booneville standout Bre Agnew agreed to become a Lady Tiger during a signing held at the Prentiss County based high school on May 1.
“We are very excited to sign Bre Agnew,” said Long. “She has the build and potential to hit the ball hard, runs well and covers a lot of ground in the outfield.”
Agnew had been a force for Jeremy Reece’s Lady Blue Devil team as Booneville advanced to the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 3A State Fast-Pitch Softball Playoffs during the 2013 season.
During her senior season, Agnew hit .325 with a .361 on base percentage with two doubles, a pair of triples and a home run that helped to propel the Lady Blue Devils into the second round of the playoffs.
Agnew’s only home run of the year came during a 3-for-4 performance against Water Valley in the opening round of the 2013 Class 3A Fast-Pitch Playoffs.
Agnew was perfect in the stolen base department and led the Lady Blue Devils in runs scored – 22 – and was second on the team in runs batted in (13), triples (2) and was tied for the team lead in home runs.
In the 2011-12 season, Agnew hit .329 with a .371 on base percentage with 10 runs batted in and scored 17 runs for Lee Boyette’s Lady Blue Devils.
On the year, Agnew had four doubles, four triples and a pair of home runs – both coming against Ripley on March 23, 2012 and on April 10, 2012.
Agnew has been steady for the Lady Blue Devils in the field committing just three miscues in her final two seasons.
As a sophomore, Agnew hit .353 with a .384 on base percentage with 24 hits, 17 runs batted in and 14 runs scored.
Agnew had a solid sophomore season with nine doubles and two home runs and only struck out five times in 73 at bats for the Lady Blue Devils.
When not on the softball diamond, Agnew was a pivotal athlete on the hardwood for Bart Greenhaw’s Lady Blue Devil basketball team.
Agnew has also been an active member of the Booneville High School student body and serves in the Spanish Club, Drama Club, Art Club and the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).
With Agnew’s signing, Long has now added six future Lady Tigers to the 2013-14 roster with Agnew joining New Albany’s Morgan Beaty, Alcorn Central’s Chelsea Buntin, Corinth’s Haley Christian, New Albany’s Shannon Goode and East Webster’s Abigail Rish.