A second Lyon County junior softball player has committed to continue her career in college. All-Region catcher Sydney Melton has chosen Southeast Missouri State as her college choice, making the announcement on social media Friday night.
Melton hit. 432 as a sophomore with eight home runs and 33 RBIs. She had 10 doubles and struck out only four times in 128 plate appearances in helping the Lady Lyons advance to the region championship for the first time in school history. She is also one of the top defensive catchers in the region.
Melton also plays on the travel circuit and has been featured in events around the country since middle school.
She joins fellow Lady Lyon junior Calista Collins in choosing a college prior to the start of the season. Collins committed to Rutgers earlier this month.
SEMO was 46-18 last year in winning the OVC Championship and advancing to the NCAA Tournament.
After much consideration and prayer, I am super excited to announce that I have decided to continue my athletic and academic career at SEMO. To my parents, my coaches, my teammates, my friends, and LBCF, thank you! I wouldn’t be who or where I am today without you. GO REDHAWKS! pic.twitter.com/pPH2JwaVa1
— Sydney Melton (@SydneyMelton15) November 30, 2019