Highlassies softball players receive NJCAA preseason honors

Ashley Mills of Groesbeck along with shortstop Amber Mills of Friendswood will Ashley Mills is one of three Highlassies on the Region V North squad at the Texas Junior College Softball Coaches Association Sophomore All-Star weekend. (McLennan Athletics courtesy photo.)
MCC’s Ashley Mills of Groesbeck along with shortstop Amber Mills of Friendswood were named Top Returning Players for District D by the NJCAA on Tuesday. (McLennan Athletics courtesy photo.)

WACO – McLennan Highlassies softball players Ashley Mills and Amber Mills were named Top Returning Players for District D by the NJCAA on Tuesday.

Ashley, a left-handed pitcher from Groesbeck, was one of four pitchers from Region V North to make the list. She notched a 19-3 record with a 1.87 ERA and 121 strikeouts in the circle last season to earn first-team all-conference honors. Amber, a second baseman from Friendswood, recorded a .323 batting average with three home runs, 24 walks and 25 RBIs last season to earn first-team all-conference honors. Both players were selected to participate in the Texas Junior College Softball Coaches Association Sophomore All-Star games in the fall.

The Highlassies open the 2015 season this weekend at the Galveston College Invitational.

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