Hailey Dixon with get to continue making trips to the softball diamond and won’t have to travel too far from home.
Dixon, the standout Sulphur Springs Lady Cats pitcher, signed Wednesday to attend Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant and play for the Lady Eagles.
Dixon has thrown three no-hitters this year and has a 28-19 mark overall with a 2.49 earned run average. She has struck out 306 batters in 284 innings, with eight shutouts in 49 total games.
At the plate - Dixon is hitting .278 with 29 RBIs in 54 games with 32 hits including five doubles, four triples and one homer with a .417 slugging percentage.
“I am excited for Hailey, because she gets to live out her dream. Playing college softball has been a dream of hers for a long time,” said David Carrillo, Lady Cats head softball coach. “She will probably stay at pitcher, but she can play anywhere in the infield or outfielder. She could probably play catcher if they wanted her to put in the work. She’s versatile and very talented. Hailey has been a very good player for us. I am very proud she is getting this opportunity.”
Jessica Keith, head coach for the Lady Eagles, said Dixon has been on their radar for a couple of years.
“Hailey is just an all-around good player,” Keith said. “She’s been successful. She is from a good program and a good family. We like to sign local talent and she is certainly going to help us. She’s a gone one.”
Dixon said, “I’m excited about playing college. I will probably pitch and play outfield. I had other offers, but no play I really fell in love with until in went to Northeast. I want to play there for two years and move on after that.”
Dixon said she plans on majoring in education and would like to become an elementary school teacher.
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