Pitt Community College’s 2008 softball recruiting class grew in talent once again this week when coach Junior Bailey signed North Pitt High School outfielder Stephanie Griffin to a letter-of-intent.
Griffin is the daughter of Bethel’s Eddie and Donna Griffin. She says she will bring a positive attitude and solid work ethic to the Pitt softball program, adding that she “can’t wait” for the season to arrive.
Panthers coach Chris Miles said he has enjoyed coaching Griffin and watching her “grow as a person and as a student-athlete.” He said PCC will get a player who leads by example.
“Stephanie is a young lady that brings a solid foundation to PCC,” Miles said. “She established herself at North Pitt as a quiet leader with a work ethic that is second to none.”
A two-sport athlete at North Pitt, Griffin played volleyball in addition to softball. She earned numerous honors for her play on the diamond, including All-State in 2006, All-Conference, and the State Championship Sportsmanship Award.
“We are glad to have a player coming in with the work ethic Stephanie exudes,” Bailey said. “She comes out of an excellent program in North Pitt, and I know that I can expect her to have sound fundamentals. I see in her an outfielder that understands the importance of her position.”
With Griffin’s signing this week, PCC now has 11 recruits lined up for 2008 with additional signings still to come. The Bulldogs lose just one player—Amber Oakes—from this year’s club, which finished the year 13-25-1 overall.