Brunswick, Ga. – College of Coastal Georgia softball coach Mike Minick is proud to announce the addition of two more players to his team for the upcoming school year.

Minick recently signed Ansley Bowen, a freshman pitcher-first baseman from Statham, and also Kylie Young, a junior second baseman-shortstop from Titusville, Fla.

With the addition of these two players, the Mariners have signed eight new players during the offseason. The previous six were announced earlier this summer.

Coastal Georgia is coming off its best-ever season last spring when the Mariners posted a 35-21 record and finished fourth in their final Southern States Athletic Conference tournament. All Coastal Georgia teams are joining the Sun Conference this coming year.

Bowen played high school softball at Prince Avenue Christian, where she was a three-time honorable-mention all-state selection and a second-team all-state performer as a junior. She was the Max Preps Player of the Year in 2015 and is also a former all-region and all-county selection as both a pitcher and first baseman.

Bowen played travel ball for the Atlanta Vipers which she recently helped to a fifth-place finish at the 18-under ASA Gold national tournament.

"She throws hard and she is a very good hitter," Minick said. "She also may play first base for us. She's played a lot of high-level softball and she's also an excellent student. She's going to be a nice addition to our program, and we expect her to have a very good career here at Coastal Georgia."

Young is transferring from Presbyterian where she played her first two years in college. She played softball, volleyball and soccer while attending Astronaut High. She led her team in batting in the 2012 and 2013 seasons while helping her team to a district runner-up finish and a berth in the regional semifinals.

She has played for several travel teams including the Central Florida Hurricanes which won the state championship in 2012.

"She is a solid middle infielder and has experience at the collegiate level and will give us a veteran presence on the infield," Minick said. "She also has a very good bat. She's also a good student. We're excited to have her at Coastal for the next two years."

Coastal Georgia will begin fall workouts soon after school starts in late August.