Former Brookville star shining bright on college diamond

From Bee to Bobcat, Bruce still producing

SALEM, Va. – Teams have traveled hundreds, if not thousands of miles to Salem for the Division II softball World Series. But one player is already familiar with the diamond here in Salem.

Morgan Bruce is a standout player for the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats. But before heading to the Mountain State, she was part of the powerhouse Brookville Bees.

"Brookville was a great place to play ball. It has really helped me a lot so I'm really thankful for he place that I came from and for my coaches in high school," Bruce said.

As a sophomore she batted .426 and was named to first team all district and all region, as well as team MVP. Her transition from a Bee to a Bobcat has been just as impressive.

"Being on a winning team, an undefeated team at that, and going into college on a winning team there was really cool. I was glad to keep the success going," Bruce said.

"Success breeds success. Kids don't want to come play for a losing team. They want to come and play for a team that's going to compete and have a chance to come to the World Series," Wesleyan softball head coach Steve Warner said. 

Now in her junior year, she's batting .366 with 59 RBIs and 11 home runs. During the postseason, Bruce has over 10 hits and four home runs. She said it's all about having fun on the diamond and have success, while doing it.

"This season has been absolutely incredible. From the beginning, not a lot of us thought it was even possible to make it to this point and actually play in a World Series game," Bruce said. 

"She can catch, she can play right field and she's very talented, and you know I think the sky is the limit for her," Warner said. 

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