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Louisa athletes signing up for the future

Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

Louisa County High School seniors Sarah Proctor (l), Kennadie Batchelor, Tristan Snyder and Liam Grubbs signed their letters of intent to play baseball and softball for various Virginia and West Virginia schools during a Nov. 8 ceremony held in the LCHS cafeteria.

Four Louisa County High School seniors have officially locked down their college plans, signing to play baseball and softball in various colleges in Virginia and West Virginia.

On Nov. 8, baseball players Liam Grubbs and Tristan Snyder, and softball players Kennadie Batchelor and Sarah Proctor signed their letters of intent during a ceremony held in the LCHS cafeteria.

Batchelor, who plays third base and catcher for the Lions, will play softball for the West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Beckley, West Virginia. She’s the only one of the four who committed to an out of state school.

“It’s nice to have this out of the way,” she said. “I can just look forward to softball season now.”

Proctor will attend Christopher Newport University in Newport News next year. One of the things she said that she’s looking forward to the most is potentially seeing starting time during her freshman season.

“They said I’ve got a pretty good chance going in because I play outfield and their outfield is graduating this year,” she said. “I still have to earn my spot on the team, though.”

For LCHS softball coach Jennifer Falin, Batchelor and Proctor’s signing has an extra special meaning.

“They’re part of the first freshman class I had when I started coaching here,” she said. “I’ve gotten to see them grow up, as players and as individuals.”

Both players, she said, bring a lot to the team.

“Kennadie has been a leader and a role model for the team as far as what to do in practice and what to do in games,” she said.  “Sarah’s been kind of like our outfield coach in a sense. The underclassmen all look to her and want to play defense like Sarah.”

To read the entire story, see the Nov. 16 edition of The Central Virginian.