Softball Lands Six During Early Signing Period

Courtesy of
Brian Ramsey

tv Sports reflection 10dbMONTICELLO – Monticello High School’s Ashleigh White headlines a class of six players that have signed National Letters of Intent to play softball at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

   Head coach Alvy Early has received signed NLIs from White, Benton High School’s Korie Parker, Bryant High School’s McKenzie Rice, Owasso, Okla. High School’s Shawna Cary, Dewitt High School’s Katie Koen and Sheridan High School’s Allison Stipes.

   These six will join the defending Great American Conference softball championship team that posted an overall record of 40-14 last season and a 21-5 mark in GAC games. The Cotton Blossoms stormed through the inaugural GAC championship tournament, outscoring their opponents 27-3 to secure the tournament title after securing the league’s first ever regular season championship. It was UAM’s first overall conference title, but added to a list of seven Gulf South Conference West Division championships.

   White is a right-handed second baseman, Parker is a right-handed third baseman, Rice is a right-handed utility infielder and Cary is a right-handed pitcher. Koen and Stipes are both right-handed catchers.

   White is UAM’s first Monticello High School product since Joleah Oxner’s tenure from 2004-07.

   “I am very excited to have Ashleigh sign with us,” said head coach Alvy Early. “I believe she can develop into a solid player for us. I think there is a lot of positives to her skill set. She has a good work ethic and I think she will be nice fit with our current players.”

   The Cotton Blossoms open the 2013 season Feb. 2-3 at home in the UAM Hampton Inn Classic against Cameron University, Washburn University and Newman University.


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