Indian Lake senior pitcher Hailey Wallace is excited to be a part of Edison State Community College’s first-ever softball season next year.
Wallace made it official by signing April 3, surrounded by family and teammates.
The CBC Special Mention pitcher will anchor Edison State’s new program that Head Coach Dan Cain is in the process of building for a spring 2018 debut.
Coach Cain has already signed five other girls, but says Wallace was his top priority.
“As soon as I found out we were getting a team, she was the first girl I was looking at because of the strong league and she’s the top senior pitcher in that league … This is a good day for Edison State, we are happy to have her, good family. I watched her play last year, she did well. The following day I saw her throw two more games, so I know she’s a workhorse. I’m really excited to get her and it’s a huge thing for us to get that kind of pitcher to start our program with.”
Wallace’s arm helped propel the Lakers to a sectional and district championship in 2016. She hopes the team can make it ever deeper into tournaments this year.
As for college, Wallace says the prospect of being part of a brand new program just down the road in Piqua helped her make this decision.
“I wanted to continue on my career in softball and I didn’t want to go too far from home. With Edison, I can commute and play softball.”
Wallace plans to study middle childhood education.
Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.