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Wellsville trio shares signing day

By Greg Mast/Herald Sports Editor | 1/17/2014

WELLSVILLE — Three of the top Wellsville High School softball players in program history had a joint ceremony Wednesday in the school library.

The trio were celebrating their college signings. Moriah Kayhill and Kaylynn Peacock signed with Independence Community College. Justine Dougan signed with Allen County Community College in Iola.

WELLSVILLE — Three of the top Wellsville High School softball players in program history had a joint ceremony Wednesday in the school library.

The trio were celebrating their college signings. Moriah Kayhill and Kaylynn Peacock signed with Independence Community College. Justine Dougan signed with Allen County Community College in Iola.

Wellsville coach Chris Rose said the three players own about 70 percent of all the Eagle softball records with their senior season still to be played.

“All three of these young ladies have been starters for us since their freshmen year and are probably the three most decorated players we’ve had at WHS,” Rose said.

Moriah Kayhill

Kayhill is the igniter of the Eagle offense. She hits lead off and plays shortstop for Wellsville.

Kayhill enjoys the challenge of being the first hitter. She said the pitcher wants to start with an out, while she wants to get the offense rolling.

Kayhill is an all-league, all-area performer and is the school record holder for batting average.    

Kayhill expects to play either middle infield position or the outfield for the Pirates.

She selected Independence because she felt at home when she visited.

Kahill said it was neat to share her signing day with her high school teammates.

Justine Dougan

Dougan is right in the middle of the action for the Eagles. She plays third base and hits in the heart of the batting order.

Dougan said being in the action suits her skills and plans to play third for Allen County.

She selected Allen County because it not far from home.

Dougan is an all state, all league and all-area player.

She said the goal this spring is to qualify for state.

Kaylynn Peacock

Peacock has been the ace of the pitching staff since her freshman season. She plans to pitch and possibly play the outfield for Independence.

Peacock said continuing to play with Kayhill is going to be awesome. She said both made their decisions independently of each other.

Peacock said Independence felt right for her.

“They have been very successful,” Peacock said.

Peacock said the competition drives her.

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