After leading her team to a 19-4 season and maintaining an earned run average under 2 per game, Marceline pitcher Maycee Edgar has signed on to pitch collegiately at North Central Missouri College in Trenton.
The three-sport athlete said that her signing meant a great deal to her.
"It's very special to me," the four-year starter said. "I've been playing competitive softball since I was eight years old, and when I went into my freshman year, it was my goal to play at the next level. When I heard NCMC was interested, I was excited.
"There are some Trenton girls who are also signing there who I know very well. I felt like I'd have a better overall outlook playing with people I know than starting all over."
Edgar will study exercise science in college. She says that that felt like the most natural fit for her as she approaches her core general education courses.
The basketball guard and track distance runner pitched in four district championship games, including topping Putnam County at the Midgets' place this season before falling to Father Tolton in the sectional round.
Her coach, Todd Lowther, said that her team was always confident with her inside of the circle, and that she will be difficult for the program to replace moving forward.
"She had a great year, and she was consistent," Lowther said. "We always knew that she'd throw strikes, and we played with some poise with her on the mound. You always knew that she would step up in big games for us. She's only going to get better, because she's always going to work hard at it. She'll do a great job over there in Trenton."
Edgar allowed 99 hits and 21 walks in 103 innings pitched during her senior season. She recorded 94 strikeouts, and allowed 49 runs. At the plate, she finished with a .407 average and recorded 20 runs batted in.