UAM softball signs three players
Arkansas-Monticello softball coach Alvy Early recently announced the signing of three high school seniors to join the team for the 2011 season.
"All three of these young ladies meet a need that the team will have after this year's graduation," Early said. "I feel really confident about the ability of these ladies, and I am also excited to have them signed in the early period."
Beth Johnson will join the team from Lovejoy High School in Allen, Texas, to primarily play center field. "Beth is an exceptional athlete," Early said. "She is very skilled in the outfield and has outstanding speed."
Brittany Eitel will join the team from Hallsville High School in Hallsville, Texas, where she was the catcher for current UAM pitcher Kayla Jackson. "Brittany has caught (Jackson) before, so she already has a head start on the adjustment to UAM," Early said. "She has great blocking skills, a great arm and she can hit."
Summer Huddleston will join the team from Quitman High School in Quitman, Texas, to fill the void left by current senior Emilie Hobbs. "Summer is one of the better contact hitters I have come across recently," Early said. "I am excited she chose UAM."