Pettigrew commits to Shorter University
Lafayette High School junior Madison Pettigrew said that it has been her dream to play college softball since she was a little girl.
Last week, she took the first step to making that dream a reality as she used social media to announce her verbal commitment to attend and play for Shorter University.
“I decided it was time,” she explained. “I like the atmosphere of the college and it’s just 43 miles away from home. I just love the campus and the school and I also have a friend that plays on my select (softball) team who is also committed there, so it’s going to be fun to continue to play with her.”
Pettigrew has been a key cog in the Lady Ramblers’ rapid rise in Region 6-AAAA. After hitting .356 with five doubles and 21 RBIS as a freshman, she earned region CoPitcher of the Year status as a sophomore to help Lafayette get to the state playoffs.
This past season, she earned first team All-region honors by hitting .319 with six doubles, three homers and 19 RBIS as Lafayette finished as region runner-up and knocked off top-ranked Chapel Hill in the second round on its way to Columbus for the first time since 2008.
“It’s my first Lafayette High School commit and I couldn’t be prouder of her,” said Lady Rambler head coach Meagan Base. “I think she made a great choice staying close to home since she’s kind of a hometown girl. I think she’ll do well over at Shorter. Her work ethic is what’s going to take her far. She working all the time in the cages or taking pitching lessons. She’s 24/7 softball all the time.”