Montana State Billings softball coach Lisa Allen made recruiting a little bit easier, signing three players from Sparks, Nev., to NCAA national letters of intent to play next season.
Joining the Yellowjackets are outfielder Amanda Barham, third baseman Myrissa Prince and pitcher Megan Detting. Barham and Prince played for the same high school program.
Detting finished her high school career with a 20-5 record and 2.13 ERA. She also batted .384 with six home runs and 52 RBIs. She is a three-time all-league selection.
"Megan will be joining our team as one of our five pitchers for next year," said Allen. "She has been pitching very well in high school and summer ball. Recently, she had 17 strikeouts in one game and we hope that she can continue that domination on the mound here at MSUB."
Barham hit .370 for Spanish Springs High School, helping her team win the league title and earn first-team all-league honors.
"Amanda has a good reads on the ball and isn't afraid to dive," Allen said. "She has a strong arm and good bat in the box. We look forward to adding her speed in the outfield."
Prince, also from Spanish Springs, was all-league in 2013 and helped her team win High Desert League titles in 2011 and 2012. She is coming off knee surgery this spring.
"Myrissa is working hard in her rehabilitation in order to get back to full strength," said Allen. "She has good range with a very strong arm. One of her best assets is her bat. She currently plays third on her summer team but we are looking to use her as a middle infielder on our team."