Lakyn Nelson, the 2007 Daily Journal Player of the Year in slow-pitch softball, is transferring from Mooreville to North Pontotoc.
Nelson, who was also averaging 20 points per game for Mooreville’s basketball team, is returning to her roots. Her father, Kerry Nelson, is a North Pontotoc graduate. His parents still live in Ecru, and he is building a house on family-owned land.
Nelson will presumably join North Pontotoc’s basketball team when school resumes in January. The Nelsons are on vacation this week and could not be reached for comment.
Nelson, a junior, batted .673 with 12 home runs and 68 RBIs this past season, leading the Lady Troopers to a third straight Class 3A state title series. Her younger sister, sophomore Meggin Nelson, also plays basketball and softball. She is recovering from a torn ACL suffered last month.
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