Not only did Louisiana-Lafayette’s Lexie Elkins successfully replace Sarah Draheim behind the plate in 2014, but she also produced a pair of firsts on the All-Louisiana collegiate softball team.
Elkins is the first in the 29-year history of the team to win two of the major awards in the same season. She’s the Hitter of the Year — succeeding Draheim, a senior in 2013 — and Newcomer of the Year. She’s also the first sophomore to be chosen Hitter of the Year.
Freshman guard Darae Taylor (23) fires up a shot for Grambling State Saturday in the Lady Tigers’ 65-52 win over Southern Saturday at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Jazmine Boyd led the Lady Tigers (10-11 overall, 7-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference) with 17 points while Shakyla Hill added 14 points and seven rebounds.