Gulf Coast locals sweep MACJC weekly awards

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More awards up at MGCCC where it’s a clean sweep for the second time in three weeks.

It’s the same two local standouts back at it again, starring MACJC Pitcher of the Week Kristen Cade from Harrison Central and Player of the Week Rakeya Travis from Poplarville.

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In the circle, Cade was nearly unhittable actually recording a no-hitter against LSU-Eunice and four wins total, all against ranked opponents. Cade now has a 0.81 ERA to start her sophomore campaign and then at the plate, Travis was crushing opposing pitchers to the tune of .571 batting average, three home runs in her last three games, and 11 RBI.

The freshman is by far and away the team leader with eight long balls en route to a perfect 14-0 start for the Lady Bulldogs.

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A native of Pass Christian and a St. Stanislaus alum, Jeff Haeger comes to News 25 from right in our backyard. He most recently spent more than three years working as the sports reporter for WHLT-TV in Hattiesburg, where he provided extensive coverage of his alma mater, The University of Southern Mississippi. At Southern Miss, Jeff was a member of the Honors College and graduated with a B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish. He also wrote for USM's award-winning school newspaper, The Student Printz, where he won first place for Best Sports Story in 2013. Jeff loves to travel, and is excited to get back on the water to reunite with his family. In his spare time you can find Jeff spending time with his friends, and maybe even winning a fantasy football league. For sports stories contact Jeff at jhaeger@wxxv25.com.

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