Three softball signees named to All-Midstate team

Strong talent to play for Middle Tennessee in 2011

June 17, 2010 · Christian Lemon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee 2010 softball signees, Nina Dever and Kayla Toney, were named to the All-Midstate team on Thursday as announced by The Tennessean. Pitcher Shelby Stinnett was named to the All-Midstate second team.

The trio of Dever, Toney and Stinnett compose a strong contingency of local talent as part of the stellar 2010 recruiting class produced by Middle Tennessee softball coach Sue Nevar and her staff. Dever, Toney and Stinnett are expected play important roles in the continued development of Blue Raider softball into one the Sun Belt Conference's top programs. Middle Tennessee finished sixth in the Sun Belt in 2010, improving from a disappointing ninth in 2009.

"We are very proud to have players of Kayla, Nina and Shelby's caliber joining the 2011 Lady Raiders' roster," said Nevar. "They have enjoyed great success on the high school level and now must transition to the collegiate game. They should be proud of their accomplishments thus far."

Dever hit .344 with 21 RBIs and 38 runs scored for the Greenbrier High School in Greenbrier, Tenn. She has great potential and could earn a starting position in the infield for Middle Tennessee next season.

Toney, an infielder from Beech High School in Hendersonville, Tenn., amassed a .377 batting average with eight home runs, 51 RBIs, 58 runs scored and six triples in her senior campaign. She is also expected to vie for a position in the middle infield for the Lady Raiders next season.

Stinnett has been an integral component of Forrest High's dominance in the 9-A district. In her four years as a pitcher at Forrest, Stinnett never lost a game to a district opponent.

Stay tuned to GoBlueRaiders.com throughout the summer for all Middle Tennessee softball updates.

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