Mississippi State women's softball coach Jay Miller hasn't forgot his roots. The Aurora native has landed another area product in West Aurora pitcher Stephanie Becker.
The 6-foot-2, fireballing left-hander actually made her decision this past summer but announced it this weekend. The talented junior still has two seasons remaining with the Blackhawks before she steps up to the challenge of the competitive Southeastern Conference.
Former West standout Lindsay Hunley completes here senior season this spring at Mississippi State, so Becker won't be teamed with her since she won't join the program until the fall of 2009. She will team up for one season with Kaneland grad Laurie Siebert, who will be a sophomore this season for the Bulldogs.