Augusta State has signed five softball players for the 2014 season, including Evans catcher Taylor McChesney.
The other four early period signees are also from Georgia.
They are first baseman/pitcher Julia Banks of Decatur, outfielder Ashley Benton and shortstop Brianna Dickens, both of Watkinsville, and catcher Mallory Ferguson of Guyton, Ga.
At Evans, McChesney was a four-year starter for the Knights, who concluded their season in the fall. She hit .469 with 33 RBI as a senior.
A contact hitter, McChesney had one swinging strike in her senior year.
The five will enroll in the fall and play for the Lady Jaguars in the 2014 season, which starts in February.