By Roy Fuoco
LAKELAND — Two George Jenkins softball players will continue their education and college careers in junior colleges. Pitcher Emily Cornelius is staying local and signed with Polk State where she’ll play for former Bartow coach Donna Byars. Catcher Madelyn Graham signed with State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota.
Cornelius is the No. 2 pitcher for the Eagles but could start for many teams in the county. In her career, she is 6-2 with a 3.07 ERA.
Graham is one of the top catchers in the county. She is batting .333 with three home runs and a team-high 28 RBIs.