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Two sophomore members of the Paris Junior College softball team, both of whom are graduates of North Lamar High School, have signed to continue playing at the NCAA Division I level.
Chancy Williams, a right-handed pitcher who led the Dragons in wins last season when they finished first in Region XIV, is transferring to Youngstown State, where she will compete with the Penguins next spring.
Infielder Chelsea Jordan has signed a letter-of-intent to attend Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Ark., beginning next fall.
Williams, daughter of Mike Williams, went 16-7 for the Dragons last spring with a 3.02 earned-run average, striking out 98 in 130 innings. She was named first-team all-conference as Paris Junior College won its first-ever Region XIV softball championship and finished ninth nationally.
PJC softball coach Chelsey Jordan noted that North Lamar’s Lady Panthers made the playoffs every year of Williams’ career, including a state championship.
“Chancy will be successful anywhere she goes. She spins the ball well and has a textbook pitching state of mind. She is a hard worker,” Coach Jordan said.
Chelsea Jordan, daughter of Shawn and Vicki Jordan, batted .254 for the Dragons last spring during her freshman season, collecting seven doubles and four home runs while driving in 20 runs.
Coach Jordan called her “a versatile athlete who can be placed anywhere on the field with confidence she will get the job done.”
At Southern Arkansas, Jordan will be re-united with former Dragons softball player Audrey Farfan and former PJC baseball players Chase Harvey and Jared Fielden.
“She has power at the plate and a strong presence on the field. She is a great leader for this PJC family and will be a big asset to the Lady Muleriders,” Coach Jordan said.
By Charles Richards, eParisExtra