Katie Lagrone of Oxford High School signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball for the North Division Champion Lady Indians of Itawamba Community College next season.
Lagrone batted .347 with three doubles, three triples, .400 on-base percentage, .531 slugging percentage, and only struck out 3 times last season. Defensively she had a .769 fielding percentage while playing multiple positions for Coach Lauren Hill and the Lady Chargers last season.
“I am super excited to pursue my softball career on the next level at ICC,” said Lagrone. “I’m working on getting in better shape to get faster and stronger with my batting.”
She also played basketball where she averaged 3.0 points per game in a back-up point guard role and led the volleyball team with 52 digs and 70 receptions and was third on the team with 28 aces during her senior season at Oxford.
The multi-sport standout earned Tri-Sport Awards her 9th, 10th, and 11th grade seasons and made the Oxford Eagle’s All-Area Team in softball. She is also a member of the three-time USFA Champion Bluff City Bombers who finished runner-up in Regionals and placed 10th in Nationals last summer.
This summer Lagrone will play for the Club USA National High School Softball Championship in Hawaii before starting her career at ICC.
Katie is the daughter of John and Caysie Langrone of Oxford.
Joining Lagrone on signing with the Lady Indians’ softball program was Danyel Raby of the Class 4A Champion North Pontotoc Lady Vikings and Jesseca Campbell from Florence High School in Alabama. (June 1, 2010)