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Phoenix add signees Jordan, Jones | Cumberland

LEBANON, Tenn.Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of two more players this week for the 2016-17 academic year – Chapel Hill, Tenn., native Sara Jordan and Jacksonville, Fla., native Dajia Jones.

5310LJones spent last season at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., batting a team-best .338 with 12 doubles, five home runs, 27 RBIs and 29 runs scored. She added 14 walks and started all 51 outings for the Sharks. In the circle she finished 4-15 overall in 21 appearances, striking out 36 in 103.0 innings.

She played two years at Eastern Florida State College, posting a 5-6 mark with 35 strikeouts in 55.0 innings over 12 appearances as a sophomore. She batted .336 that season for the Titans with two doubles, three homers, 26 RBIs and 19 runs scored in 34 contests.

As a freshman she finished 12-10 in the circle in 26 contests, collecting 52 strikeouts in 139.0 innings of work. At the plate she hit .336 with three doubles, two home runs, 33 RBIs and 27 runs scored in 46 outings. She earned First Team All-Conference honors both seasons at EFSC.

Jones was a seven-time letterwinner at Mandarin High School in Jacksonville and also played volleyball for the Mustangs. She is the daughter of Thomas Jones and Tammy Larick.

Chapel Hill, Tenn., native Sara Jordan signed with CU softball for the 2016-17 academic year.

Chapel Hill, Tenn., native Sara Jordan signed with CU softball for the 2016-17 academic year.

Jordan played last season at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tenn., registering an 8-3 mark in the circle in 18 appearances. The righthander tossed four complete games and struck out 27 in 81.0 innings.

As a freshman she finished 5-2 in 11 outings with five complete games, recording a 2.81 ERA over 42.1 innings for the Pioneers.

Jordan was a member of state tournament qualifiers in her final three seasons at Forrest High School. She is the daughter of Patrick and Cathay Jordan and her sister, Adrena, just finished her career at Campbellsville University.

Jordan and Jones join Alexa Snyder (Las Vegas, Nev.), Carly Nicholas (Sarasota, Fla.), Kinsey Wilder (Manchester, Tenn.), Robin Anne Hord (Defeated, Tenn.), Shae Dunn (Cross Plains, Tenn.), Shelby Prichard (Gordonsville, Tenn.), Kaitlin Kralj (Santa Claus, Ind.), Kayala Hoppenjans (Ferdinand, Ind.), Katherine Bowles (Lynchburg, Tenn.) Amanda Van Kalker (Dyer, Ind.), Tyra Graham (Smithville, Tenn.), Taylor Woodring (Clarksville, Tenn.), Allie Tomlinson (Portland, Tenn.) and Hollie Kepley (Portland, Tenn.) in this year’s recruiting class.

 

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