DICKSON — While her journey towards college softball was unexpected, Dickson’s Jadyn McKenzie sure isn’t leaving anything to chance when it comes to her preparations this summer.

DICKSON — While her journey towards college softball was unexpected, Dickson’s Jadyn McKenzie sure isn’t leaving anything to chance when it comes to her preparations this summer.

The fall the former Lady Comets standout will be suiting up for Murray State College as a member of the Lady Aggies, but in the meantime, she’s not only found chances to give back to her former program, but stay in the best shape possible as well.

“My summer has been pretty busy with staying on top of college stuff as well as working,” McKenzie said. “As far as summer preparation for softball, I’ve been trying to run a lot, as well as taking 100 cuts a day swinging the bat. I’m wanting to make sure that when I get there and endure those workouts that I’m not dying in the process. I’m looking forward to playing in college, even though it will be a different experience. I’m just excited to start the process.” 

Earlier this summer, McKenzie found time to go out and play some slow pitch co-ed softball games on the field she once called home, as part of the Dickson Softball fundraiser tournament.

While she just recently graduated in May from Dickson High School, McKenzie was grateful for the chance to get to play just a couple more times on the diamond where she cut her teeth as a player.

“It’s really exciting having had the chance getting to play back at Dickson on the field where I had so many good memories,” McKenzie said. “Getting to play in tournaments like the one at Dickson did help keep me in shape for sure.”

“It gave me the feeling that I was back in high school to be honest,” McKenzie added. “I’ll always step up and come back here and do whatever I can for coach (Kristin) Williams whenever she needs me. I’ll forever be grateful to have been a Dickson Lady Comets softball player. Being a Lady Comets softball player meant you are all about family and that you never give up on anyone.” 

In her final season as a Dickson softball player, McKenzie finished with a .242 batting average to go with a .489 on base percentage and a. 258 slugging percentage. 

She also had a .907 fielding percentage.