Legacy softball sends seven to college on scholarship

Kate Ferraro
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The 2013 5A softball state champions are sending every senior from the team this year to college on scholarship.

Legacy’s softball program held a little ceremony for five out of their seven seniors as they signed their letters of intent Nov. 13 at Legacy High School.

Aspen Eubanks (Chadron State), Kylie Barnard (UCCS), Laramie Rewerts (Western Nebraska C.C.), Rachel Cadden (Bethany College, Kan.), and Marina Kelly (Dodge City C.C.) all signed to continue their softball careers in college.

For seven years now, every senior coming out of the Legacy softball program has received a scholarship of some kind.

“It’s a Legacy tradition for everyone to move on,” Legacy softball head coach Dawn Gaffin said at the ceremony.

Eubanks, who was on the varsity squad for three years, ended her senior season with 38 hits, 15 RBIs and a .418 batting average. The shortstop doubled her hits from her junior year.

Barnard was on varsity all four years and had four home runs in her high school career. Barnard ended her last season at Legacy with 23 hits and 16 RBI.

Cadden played two years at the varsity level and had a home run this year. Kelly had 14 runs and four hits in the 2013 campaign. Rewerts played her first three years at Douglas County. She hit three home runs and had 40 RBI total.

Rewerts and Kelly won’t be able to sign their letters of intent until Jan. 15, since they are going to junior college schools.

Shania Leon couldn’t attend the ceremony and will make a decision of which college she wants to attend soon. Gaffin said Leon has her eyes on the University of San Francisco.

Maddie Ertle is going to attend the University of Wyoming, but doesn’t know if she wants to continue to play softball or not. She also couldn’t make it to the ceremony.

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