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I just picked up the Tuscaloosa News for today. Apparently ESPN just released their Top 100 high school softball players and the TNews had an article about it. All four of Bama's signees are in the top 50 nationally. I remember during the WCWS some people asking about softball recruiting. Here is the signee list. These players will be freshmen next year.
Andrea Hawkins, Texas (OF): #1 overall
Haley McCleney, Alabama (OF): #24 overall
Kallie Case, Georgia (2B): #28 overall
Leona Lafaele, California (3B): #41 overall
There is a cool story about when Hawkins first visited Bama back in 2009. The coaches told her they had a surprise for her and then they brought in Coach Saban to meet her and talk to her. Very cool.
Lafaele could possibly set several power records before she is done in Tuscaloosa.
I am a retired Electrical Maintenance Training Instructor at the South Texas Project Electrical Generating Station, a nuclear power plant, seventeen miles west of Bay City, TX. One day as I was leaving work I heard a lady from behind me yell "ROLL TIDE". I guess she saw my Bama hat. I looked around and saw a lady that look to be around 40 -45 years old waving at me. I walked back to see if she was an Alabama fan and she told me her daughter was going to Alabama on a softball scholarship. This was at least two years ago since I've been retired since January of 2011. We talked a while but she never told me how good her daughter was. I found out last week when I saw ESPN's top 100 hundred softball players that she is rated the best in the 2012 class. Guys, I think we might have a jewel on our hands with Andrea Hawkins.
This post was edited by Tid1945 on 6/30/2012 at 5:53 PM
Here's a couple of interesting articles on Andrea Hawkins.
Andrea Hawkins just finished her senior season at Bay City (Texas), and she also plays for Texas Impact Gold. The center fielder has signed to play at
BAY CITY - She has always been fast.
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