Softball standout looks to play at the next level


Photo courtesy of Maddox Pleasants

On Jan 12. Senior Maddox Pleasants committed to playing softball at Montreat College.

Emion Byers, Arts & Entertainment Editor

  Senior Maddox Pleasants is ready to advance her softball skills to the next level. Pleasants signed her letter of intent to play softball at Montreat College on Jan. 12.

  Pleasants has been working hard since she was seven years old to accomplish this goal. She has been on multiple travel ball teams in the past years including Sarasota Heat and Louisa Thunder. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pleasants “[has] not been able to play travel ball since.” Along with playing on travel softball teams, she has also played on recreational softball teams and high school softball teams. 

  With over ten years of experience, Pleasants has spent many hours on the field and in the batting cages. Pleasants is grateful to see the hard work that she has put in, day in and day out, at practice and in games, finally pay off.

  Pleasants has been on the varisty softball team for three years, but has been a part of the Louisa Softball program since sixth grade. 

  “She’s a very selfless player and she’ll do whatever she wants to do to benefit the team,” varsity softball head coach Susan Sharpe said. 

Although she has had experience at mostly every position, she has mainly been a third baseman and pitcher over the past years. Pleasants hopes to play third base at Montreat College.

  Montreat College is a private, Christian college located in Montreat, North Carolina.

  “I really like the small school atmosphere and think the mountains are very pretty where the school is located,” Pleasants said. 

  Ever since Pleasants visited Montreat College for the first time, she knew it would be her home for the next four years. 

  “It was kind of a last minute thing over the summer and I just found it and thought oh this would be a cool school,” said Pleasants. 

  Pleasants is looking forward to fulfilling her childhood dreams of playing at the college level and majoring in business.