With her family, friends, softball and basketball teammates looking on, Taylor Radford signed a letter of commitment to continue her softball career at the next level.
Radford will be playing close to home wearing the uniform for Brewton Parker College in Mt. Vernon.
The Barons play in the Southern States Conference and are coached by Madison Herrin. They had a limited schedule in 2020 playing just 14 games with an 8-6 record. Like many other college spring sports in 2020, their March and April games were cancelled.
When asked about his outgoing senior player, head ECI softball coach Frank Wimberly had this to say about Radford: “I first noticed her as a seventh grader and she just seemed to have ‘it.’ As a freshman and sophomore, she played sporadically behind all-state teammates. Her junior and senior season, she started every game from outfield to first base.”
Wimberly went on to say, “She has been a great teammate, the type who shows up with birthday cupcakes for her fellow players. Even though she could have started for other teams in our region her first two years, she still worked hard when she knew it would be difficult to get playing time behind two all-state players.”
Radford played the hot corner at third for the Lady Dawgs in 2020. She led the team in hitting in the playoffs, hitting .478 in the eight games, including going 2-2 against the Gordon Lee pitcher who signed with Georgia Tech.
It takes a lot of commitment to play high school sports. The commitment increases ten-fold in college sports with a 12-month season of training, workouts and games. The Bulldogs wish Taylor Radford success as she continues her athletic and academic career.