AUM Adds 10 Softball Signees

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By Adam Bagni

MONTGOMERY—Auburn University at Montgomery head softball coach Christina Wilcoxson has announced the addition of 10 signees to the AUM women’s softball program.



Wilcoxson added six players from Alabama, and dipped into the talent-rich states of California and Florida for two signees each.



Anna Shartzer, Gulf Shores, is a graduate of Robertsdale High School where she played outfield and had a career batting average of .423. She was named to the All Super 12 Team, along with the All-State Team, All-County and was the Bryant Jordan Award winner.



Taylor Burt, Leesburg, is a utility player and was a First-Team All-State Juco performer last year at Gadsden State. She hit .449 last season with five homeruns, 13 doubles and 37 RBI.



Lauren Wilborn, Sylvania, was Burt’s teammate at Gadsden State last season and was a Second-Team All-State Juco honoree. She played both in the outfield and at second base. Wilborn hit .369 this past season as the team’s leadoff hitter and had 59 hits on the season.



Kimber Scott, Alexander City, played shortstop last season at Jefferson State Community College. She was a member of the Alabama State Juco Runner-up team and was named Second Team All-Central Region.



Rachel Stuart, Dora, is a left-handed hitting outfielder from Dora High School. She will add tremendous speed to the Lady Senators and hit .414 last season with eight doubles, six triples, 56 RBI and also scored 36 runs.



Jessi Reeves, Dozier, played outfield at L.B. Wallace Community College last season. She is also a left-handed hitter and hit .323 as an All-Conference selection.



Jessica Perry comes to AUM from Menifee, Calif. She was a pitcher this past season for Paloma Valley High School and had a 1.19 earned run average while also hitting .357. She was named to the All-Region team and led Paloma Valley to the Sun Belt League championship.



Kim Snodgress, Torrance, Calif., played at first base and was a designated hitter for South High School. She is a power-hitting first baseman and played for the American Fastpitch Association (AFA) 2008 National Champions.



Monica Hatcher, Ft. Pierce, Fla., played at Indian River Community College, which was the second-ranked NJCCA team in the nation. She played at shortstop and at second base and was a Second-Team All-State Florida Juco honoree. She was named First-Team All-Conference as she hit .391 with 12 doubles, 29 RBI and three homeruns.



Alisha Claxton, Okeechobee, Fla., was Hatcher’s teammate at Indian River. She played first base and was used as the designated hitter. She hit .333 with three homruns and was a Second-Team Southern Conference pick.



The Lady Senators recently completed its first season of collegiate softball with a 31-22-1 record and finished fourth in the Southern States Athletic Conference with a 19-12-1 record.

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