Wright is the fifth senior this season to sign from the softball team and Wright said her decision to continue her playing career with the Stingers was an easy one.
“I’m excited about signing today,” Wright said. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do ever since I was little. I started playing softball when I was about eight and it was always a dream of mine to play college softball. I wanted to start out at a small college and when I practiced with Florence Darlington Tech, their girls were really friendly and I got to know them pretty well. They were a great fit for me.”
The Stingers are currently 16-8 this season, boasting wins over Gordon College, USC Sumter and Monroe College.
“I think it’s great,” Scotland softball head coach Pat Williams said. “We knew at the start of the year that she would end up somewhere, but she had to find the best fit for her. It’s a school that’s not too far away from home and she had other options out there, but it’s her place. They’re getting a good, athletic, smart kid and they’ll do well with her.”
The Scots’ second baseman has helped lead the team to a perfect 7-0 record this year, starting every game in the infield this season.
With a pen in her hand, Wright finalized her decision by inking her name with her parents looking on.
“I’m very excited for her,” Wright’s mother, Michelle, said. “It’s a bitter-sweet moment for us. It seems like yesterday she was that small kid and today, she’s getting ready to pursue adulthood and achieve her dreams. We’re very proud and excited for her.”
Wright and the Scots will continue their season this Thursday when they travel to Pine Forest for a 5 p.m. contest.