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Kelley’s Heroes

All-American snub serves as motivation for Scots

By Stefan Cooper
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Maryville College senior Leah Kelley strides into the pitch earlier this season. Photos by Brandon Shinn

Division III softball everywhere else must be off the chain!

Leah Kelley delivered a season for the ages a year ago. The Maryville College shortstop hammered opposing pitching for a .522 batting average, finishing eighth in the category nationally.

A lot of people can hit; Kelley hit for power, a .922 slugging percentage accompanying team and Great South Athletic Conference bests for doubles, triples, home runs and on-base percentage.

When Division III All-American lists were released last spring, the All-Atlantic Region selection wasn’t included on any of them.

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