Lakota West junior Alyssa Hedric has committed to continue her softball career at Miami (Ohio) University, according to the Lakota West athletic department. Hedric hit leadoff and played center field for Lakota West last season.
Hedric, who helped lead the Firebirds to the state final four her freshman year and to a Greater Miami Conference title in 2012, was named first team all-GMC last season.
Last season, Hedric led her team in doubles with 10 and was third in the GMC in that category. She also co-led Lakota West in runs scored with 24, was third on her team with 26 hits and second on her team with 6 stolen bases. Hedric finished the year with a .306 batting average and a .427 on-base percentage.
In October, her junior teammate Ashley Sharp committed to play softball at Wright State University. Like Hedric, Sharp was named first team all-GMC in 2012.
As a sophomore, Sharp made 26 appearances, totaled 173.1 innings, struck out 178 hitters, had 11 shutouts, a 1.09 earned run average and posted a 20-5 win-loss record. Sharp also led her team with three home runs and 21 runs batted in, while having a .295 batting average.
According to the Greater Miami Conference website, Lakota West will open the 2013 season at Middletown on Monday, April 1.