When Charleston Southern University Softball team puts its team on the field this spring, they will have the good fortune of having two outstanding players from Walterboro, Weslin and Linley Jones, daughters of Wesley and Sonda Jones. While it is not unusual for siblings to play on the same team, it just means they have to have similar goals and direction in their life.
Problems can arise if one sibling is getting more playing time then the other one, but this does not appear to be a problem with these sisters. They appear to get along great with each other and have depended on each other throughout their career. When first asked about Linley joining the team Weslin said, “Great, love having her here.” Linley responded, “good having her around, because when I am feeling bad or having a bad day, I have my big sister to look up to which is certainly not something the other girls may have.” Although they get along pretty well, they are still sisters and will occasionally get into disagreements and competition on the field. “Linley is very completive on the field to the point that the other players recognized it,” says Weslin.
Both girls started playing softball at the Colleton County Recreation department; although, they never played on the same team because of age requirements. Both continue to play travel ball but never played on the same team again to age limits. Both girls played for Colleton Prep, each earning numerous awards like all conference, all-state, and player of the year both region and state.
When Weslin signed with CSU, it was assumed Linley would follow her big sister lead; she took her time and looked around before deciding on CSU. Both girls wanted to major in Heath Education and CSU offered that major,
Another advantage to playing close to home is that parents and friends can take the short drive over to CSU to watch the girls play. Mrs. Jones said, “she was super proud of what the girls have accomplished.”