Sunday, 09 June 2019 21:46

CVCC Softball Signs South Caldwell's Wright

Fresh off a state championship, South Caldwell's Katie Wright had a .308 career batting average Fresh off a state championship, South Caldwell's Katie Wright had a .308 career batting average Catawba Valley Community College

The Catawba Valley Community College softball program announces the signing of South Caldwell standout Katie Wright on Friday.

“Katie brings a ton of big game experience and knowing how to win to our team,” said CVCC head softball coach Josh Bumgarner. “She’s a solid first basemen who carries a big bat. We are very excited to have her coming to the Valley.”

A senior utility player for the 2019 4A state champion Spartans, Wright scored 20 runs and drove in 18 RBI during her senior campaign, posting a .309 on-base percentage.

She finished her South Caldwell softball career with 88 games played, 73 hits (11 doubles, one triple, five home runs), 49 runs scored and 70 RBI, while posting a .308 career batting average.

During her time with the Spartans, Wright was part of teams that went 46-12 during her two seasons, including a state championship this spring and a state runner-up as a junior in 2018.

An All-Northwestern 3A/4A performer this spring on the diamond, Wright is a two-sport athlete who also participated in volleyball at South Caldwell.

Wright joins a group of 15 signees for the inaugural season of Red Hawk softball, which starts championship contention in the spring of 2020.

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