JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 15, 2007) - ETSU softball head coach Andrea Mangrum and her staff announced Tuesday afternoon that Ashley Boyd (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and Kaela Jackson (Morristown, Tenn.) have signed their national letter of intent to play for the Bucs next spring, becoming the second and third additions to the 2007 Softball Bucs recruiting class.
Boyd will be very useful for the Bucs next season as she is solid pitcher as well as a power hitter. The
"Ashley is a power hitter and finesse pitcher," added Mangrum. "She has great movement on her pitches and great presence on the mound. She has competed against some of the best players in high school, as well as on a national level in summer ball. By competing against the best, I can see by her numbers both on the mound and at the plate that she will do very well at the next level."
Joining Boyd next season at ETSU will be catcher/utility player Kaela Jackson.
"Kaela has been said to be the greatest leader to come out of her high school," said Mangrum. "She has the work ethic of a champion, which is why we are so excited to have her. Her dad coached Division I baseball, so she knows what it takes to do well at this level. Kaela will give us some much needed depth to our line up as well give us some power at the plate."
Mangrum and her staff have been very productive since taking over the reigns, as they have landed 11 recruits since their arrival in July 2005. Boyd and Jackson join Katie Henderson (