WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College Softball Coach Junior Bailey’s 2010 recruiting class grew once again this week with the signing of South Central High School’s Kimberly Boltinhouse on Wednesday.
Boltinhouse is PCC’s third signee for the 2010 season, joining D.H. Conley’s Brianna Richie and Northern Nash’s Melissa Avent.
“Kimberly comes from a state championship team, so she obviously knows how to win,” Bailey said. “We noticed her speed and bat quickly at our recent clinic, and her ability to slap-hit is going to be a great benefit to our program.”
A left-handed hitter who played on South Central’s 2008 State Championship team, Boltinhouse says she will bring good speed and confidence to the Bulldogs’ outfield next season.
“I am excited about playing at a higher level of softball, the intensity of practice, and wanting to improve as a player,” she said.
Falcons Coach Cotton Nicholson, an assistant last year before taking over the helm this season, said Boltinhouse is an adept slap-hitter who also does a nice job of reading the ball off the bat as an outfielder.
Percy Edwards, who coached Boltinhouse’s travel softball team, said his former player is “very coachable and has a great attitude.”
PCC, which is off to a 4-2 start this season, will lose eight sophomores to graduation at the end of the 2009 campaign.