NFCA NJCAA Leadoff Classic all-tournament team and MVP announced

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association is pleased to announce its all-tournament team for the 2017 NFCA NJCAA Leadoff Classic. A total of 13 student-athletes were selected for their outstanding play over three days of competition, including the tournament MVP Kelly Byrd of Jones County Junior College.

Byrd was a key factor in the top-ranked Lady Bobcats posting a 5-0 mark at the Classic. The sophomore from Terry, Miss., hit .529 (9-for-16) with four doubles, a triple, home run, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored. She recorded a hit in each game and posted three multi-hit and multi-RBI contests. Against Sinclair, Byrd was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, a homer, four RBI and three runs scored. Byrd  registered two doubles, two RBI and three runs against CCBC Catonsville and recorded two hits and two RBI in a 5-0 win over No. 5 Kirkwood.

All-Tournament Team

Dalilah Barrera, Temple

Noa Armirotto, Florida State College

Taylor Beshears, Wallace State

Morgan Goree, Chipola

Caroline Payne, Shelton

Molly Jacobsen, DMACC

Paige Johnson, Northwest Fla. St.

Lexi Kinnaird, Kirkwood

Crystine Kistner, Midland

Kelsey Phillips, Labette

Kelly Byrd, Jones County (MVP)

Sierra Walton, Indian Hills

Jade Montgomery, Wabash Valley