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Hard work yielding big results for Itawamba's Owens

Mar. 12—After an impressive freshman campaign, Layla Owens has taken a big jump.

The sophomore for Itawamba AHS has 63 strikeouts in 43 2/3 innings on the mound along with an 8-0 record and just seven runs (four earned) allowed. Her success has been a big reason for the Indians' early season success, which has them No. 1 in the latest Daily Journal Softball Rankings.

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james.murphy@djournal.com