Southwest Softball Players Sign With Bethel
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Alex Turner and Marissa Davis, both two-year starters on the Southwest softball team, have signed with Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee, to continue their education and softball careers.
Turner, the team's leadoff hitter and centerfielder from Munford, Tennessee, was named second team All-TCCAA as a sophomore and was a first team selection her freshman season. In 2015, Turner batted .387 with 15 doubles, seven home runs and three runs batted in and finished her career at Southwest as the College's career leader with 113 games played, 355 at-bats, 102 runs scored, 140 hits, 33 doubles, 22 home runs, 243 total bases, .685 slugging average, 47 bases on balls and a .475 on-base average. In addition, Turner represented the NJCAA All-Stars earlier this month at the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.
Davis, who came to Southwest from Cherokee, Alabama, played leftfield and rightfield and was the number two hitter in the batting order for the Lady Saluqis. She batted .325 as a sophomore in 2015 and led the team (for the second straight season) with 15 stolen bases. Davis finished her career ranking in the top ten on the Southwest career charts with 36 stolen bases (second), 18 sacrifice bunts (second), 78 runs scored (third), 330 at-bats (fourth), 111 games played (fifth), and 108 hits (seventh). Prior to the 2015 season, she was named as one of Region VII's top returning players in the NJCAA Division 1 Softball Season Preview.