PCA’s Triple Threat Sign College Softball Scholarships
Prattville Christian Academy is proud to announce that three Lady Panthers from the reigning 3A state championship softball team have signed athletic scholarships to play at the collegiate level. Carolyn Carter and Paisley Wilson signed with Marion Military Institute (MMI) and Hannah Thrift signed with Central Alabama Community College (CACC).
Carolyn Carter broke out of her athletic shell in her sophomore season and has continued to be a key player for the Lady Panthers. Carter led the team with a .426 batting average, 47 RBI’s and 27 extra base hits. She was named All-Metro 2016-2018 as well as All-Tournament and All-State in 2018. “Carter, as I call her, has been a tremendous asset delivering hits in many crucial moments,” said Randy Stough, PCA’s head softball coach. “Her walk-off grand slam to win the region was unbelievable. We were down 5-2 with two outs at our last at-bat and Carter delivered to put us in the state tournament.”
Paisley Wilson was back on the mound this past season having recovered from an ACL injury during the 2017 season. She pitched the Lady Panthers to a record of 16-4 which ended with a state championship victory. She has been named All-Metro and All-State since 2016 and attended the prestigious MLB’s Softball Breakthrough Series in California in June 2018. “Paisley is a high-intensity competitor on the diamond,” said Coach Stough. “She gives everything she’s got when she’s pitching. I know when I put her on the mound, she’s going to bring grit and determination every time.”
Hannah Thrift transferred to PCA during her sophomore year and became a vital defensive player for the Lady Panthers. Thrift has been the strong and steady first baseman. With a .316 batting average, she was able to connect with key hits in the 2018 season. “Hannah’s work ethic and confidence are blossoming,” said Coach Stough. “She is going to make a big impact for us this season and at CACC in the next two years.”