Central softball player Katie Webb has enjoyed a fruitful few months.
After a season in which she hit .461 with two home runs and 68 RBIs, she was named the spring All-Bi-City softball team’s player of the year. She committed to play her college ball at Troy earlier this month, and on Tuesday, she will take part in the AHSAA North-South All-Star doubleheader.
They are honors she said she believes she’s earned, but more than anything will provide additional opportunities for her to be an example for younger athletes.
“I’ve gotten my dreams here,” she said. “I’m in the right position, and now I just need to take it as far as I can. I can be someone that girls can look up to and see how you can achieve stuff like this. It gives me chills thinking about it.”
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At third base, Webb was an integral piece to a team that advanced to the Alabama Class 7A tournament. She is most known for her power, and that’s what she says she’s looking to continue to improve going forward.
“I just want to keep my hitting up,” she said. “They want me to be a power hitter at the next level, so I just need to continue to improve my hitting ability.”
She committed to Troy, she said, because she gets a small-town feeling at a big-time school. The school wasn’t on her radar until she went for a camp.
“The first time I saw it, I fell in love with it,” she said.
On Tuesday, she’ll get to show off her skills again in the North-South All-Star doubleheader, which will be played at 5 p.m. CT at the Lagoon Park Softball Complex. She said that for this game, she just wants to have fun.
“You, of course, want to win for your side of the state, but I’m just looking to have fun,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity to play with some other players who are just as good or better than I am. Hopefully, we’ll win, but I’ll just look forward to playing some softball.”