One of Eastern High School’s former softball standouts made an immediate impact in her freshman season at the next level.
That’s because Grace Edwards, a 2015 Eastern graduate and four-year player for the Lady Eagles, earned second-team all-conference honors as a member of the Mercyhurst North East Saints.
Mercyhurst North East is a member of the Western New York Athletic Conference — and is located in North East, Penn.
In addition, Edwards and the Saints — in late May — competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II tournament in Clinton, Miss.
The Saints, in placing ninth nationally, went undefeated in WNYAC play — part of a final record of 37-18.
As an outfielder, Edwards batted .366 with 10 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 41 runs scored.
The former Lady Eagle amassed first-team all-Southeast District Division IV honors her final two seasons, as well as two-time all-Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division.
She was also an all-Ohio Honorable Mention choice while at Eastern.
Edwards is the daughter of Dan and Angie Edwards.
Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106