NCHS softball Catherine Stokes earns statewide honor

by Hunter Bower,

LAKE CHARLES – Natchitoches Central’s Catherine Stokes has won this week’s state Softball Player of the Week poll presented by Visit Lake Charles for games played February 21-26.

The weekly poll determined by the general public garnered over 11,600 votes. Stokes collected 6,603 votes while University’s Addison Harvey finished second with over 2,500 tallies.

Stokes, a Centenary College commit, led the Lady Chiefs to a 3-0 mark on the week with multi-hit efforts in each game. “Cat” totaled seven hits, five of which were extra-base hits, driving in seven runs and scoring eight of her own. She finished with a .778 batting average and a .833 on-base percentage.

The Softball Player of the Week is announced each Wednesday following the collection of nominations from head coaches and a voting process over a two-day period.