Softball Adds two

This has been the best season so far for the youthful South Alabama softball team. In only its fifth season since its inception, the team sports a 32-13 record overall and 11-8 conference mark. With the addition of two new impressive signees, Kaitlyn Griffith and Alex Breeden, more great days lie ahead.

Griffith comes to USA after an extremely impressive high school career at Cherokee County High School. The future Jag shortstop has not only set almost every offensive softball record possible for her school, but she has also left her mark on the state record books. She ranks 4th all-time in career home runs with 57, doubles with 90 and RBI with 256. She ranks 5th in triples with 26, batting average of .511 and runs scored with 271. This season she is hitting .531 with 12 home runs, 17 doubles, eight triples, 43 RBI, 20 stolen bases and 46 runs scored. Even though she has had knee trouble in the past, this remarkable athlete has also been named the Cherokee County in volleyball and basketball. She is expected to compete to replace current USA shortstop Jenny Stevens, the only senior starter on the club.

Breeden has excelled as a catcher for her Vierra High School team in Melbourne, FL. As a junior she was named second team all-state in the Florida 5A classification and she has been all-Cape-Coast Conference for three years. Breeden comes in with the reputation of a skilled defensive player but she also is a hitter with some power who will make a great addition to the team.

These two will join fall signees Farrish Beard and Blair Johnson for the 2011-2012 campaign. With a solid foundation and the addition of these quality players, coach Becky Clark may be on her way to establishing a softball powerhouse at USA.

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