March 26, 2010
Fayetteville, NC - Fayetteville State University will honor its softball seniors on Friday, March 26 at 3 p.m. Prior to its final home double-header against Chowan, Spring Lake (NC) native, Tracy Brighter, Shahiree Covington (Laurinburg, NC) and Donieca Ebron (Belhaven, NC) will take Leonard R. Sanders field (Seabrook Park) for their final collegiate game in Fayetteville. The Broncos, who are 12-16 overall, 5-4 in the CIAA, and 5-1 in the division, win faceoff against the Hawks who stand undefeated in conference play at 10-0. A pair of wins for FSU will help the Broncos defend the 2009 Western Divisional Title.
Right Fielder Donieca Ebron has been with the Broncos for four seasons now. She has played in 92 games with 171 at bats. The Belhaven, NC native has scored 45 runs from 42 hits and has been credited with 49 put-outs and 19 assists. This season, Ebron has played in 16 games and has collected nine hits.
Pitcher Tracy Brighter (6-6 overall) graduated from Overhills High School. She transferred into Bronco-land from Louisburg College. FSU's 2009 Most Outstanding Newcomer, Brighter pitched 34 innings with 31 strikeouts and hit three homeruns and seven doubles in her first season. This season, taking over as the Broncos' No. 1 starter, Brighter has thrown ten or more strikeouts five times this season; including a season-high 17 against Concord on Feb. 21.
Shahiree Covington transferred into Fayetteville State from Morris College (Sumpter, SC) for her final collegiate season. Covington, who hails from Scotland County, has played in all of the Broncos' games this season. Her .291 average ranks fourth for the Broncos and her 21 hits are third. She is one of two Broncos to have a homerun this season.