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Lady Lions pitcher will continue in the game she loves

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Brittany Wratchford, the Louisa Lady Lion’s softball squad’s “All-Everything” for the past four seasons, signed  with Radford University this past week.

She will be joining Head Coach Maggie Johnson’s squad in the Big South Conference this coming fall so that she may continue to do the very same thing, play the game she loves, for the Highlanders.

With her parents, Susan and Eugene Sharpe, and eight-year old sister, Dara Jo, assembled as onlookers, Wratchford eagerly initialed her name to Radford’s signing papers under the watchful eye of Louisa Head Coach Dan Barrett.

“Brittany has been everything a coach could ask for.  I have had her since eighth-grade, when she was on my JV team and she puts in the extra time, does what you ask and she is just a hard-working good kid and that transfers onto the softball field with her performance.

“She has been a four-year starter on varsity, and the expectations of the coaching staff, as well as her own, have always been very high.  The first three years she mainly played third base, this season she was going to be our go-to in the circle.

“She is a player every coach wants. Brittany is someone who you can build a team around. Brittany did a phenomenal job at setting an example for the young players, in that she works extremely hard on and off the field,” Barrett said.

To read the entire story, see the June 6 edition of The Central Virginian.