Badgers' Jenkins and Cross get to compete on home turf

Badgers' Jenkins and Cross get to compete on home turf

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Wisconsin Softball closes out the Wildcat Invitational on Sunday morning in an 10 a.m. game against San Diego.

The Badgers have gone 2-2 at the tournament with both losses coming to 9th ranked Arizona.

The Big-10 squad sports two players who were prep stars here in Southern Arizona.

Senior Kelsey Jenkins (2nd base) is Wisconsin's leading hitter (.362) through 23 games.

She prepped at Sabino High School where she batted .540 with 89 career steals while earning 1st-team All Arizona honors as a senior for the Sabercats in 2014.

Jenkins competed last summer for Team Canada in several softball events including the World Cup of Softball XII.

Junior catcher Melanie Cross won a state championship in 2015 as the leader of the Cienega Bobcats.

She finished her prep career as the school's all-time leader in doubles and RBIs.

Cross has 14 career home runs for the Badgers and was a Big-10 All-Academic honoree as a sophomore in 2017.

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