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All-star of the week: JCJC's Kelsha Loftin

JCJC freshman Kelsha Loftin (23) crosses home plate after hitting one of her five home runs this season. Courtesy: WDAM JCJC freshman Kelsha Loftin (23) crosses home plate after hitting one of her five home runs this season. Courtesy: WDAM
ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) -

Freshman Kelsha Loftin is a chief reason JCJC softball is 28-0, leading the Lady Bobcats with a .521 batting average and 19 runs scored.

"First I would like to honor God because he gave me the ability to play," Loftin said. "Just being around great people, great coaches and a marvelous team, that encourages me every day to do my best."

"I think a lot of times [Loftin]'s a two-hole hitter so a lot of people want to throw strikes to her and she's getting some good pitches to hit, said JCJC head softball coach Chris Robinson. "Now she's doing really well with those pitches she gets. She's got the ability to drop it down or hit the ball out of the park."

Loftin said it's easy to put the bat on the ball when your temmates around you are doing the same.

"It's incredible how our girls can feed off each other," Loftin said. "How one gets started hitting and then the next one and then the next one."

Batting .372 with 39 home runs as a team, Jones County kept its undefeated start alive with a doubleheader sweep of Northeast on Friday. Mendenhall native Loftin is just thrilled to be a part of the ride.

"I expected highly of us but I didn't think that we were this good," Loftin said. "And now that we started practicing and actually doing the work. I see now. I know we're unstoppable."

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