ST. ALBANS, W.Va. - St. Albans senior catcher Mariah Caudill confirmed Monday that she will continue her softball career in 2014 at West Virginia State University.
A three-time All-Kanawha Valley selection, Caudill hit .442 as in 2013 with four home runs, a Kanawha Valley-leading seven triples and 55 RBI. She finished her prep career with 18 home runs in four seasons as a starter, including her freshman year that saw her as the Red Dragons' second baseman. St. Albans won the Class AAA state championship that year, in 2010.
Caudill joins her classmate and batterymate Ali Haynes, a four-time All-Kanawha Valley pick, in joining Coach Bob Allen's program at State. The Yellow Jackets won the 2013 West Virginia Conference tournament championship.
Sissonville's Bekah Baldwin and Poca's Madi McGrew have also committed to the State softball program from this year's graduating class. George Washington's Rachel Ward plans to play for the program as a walk-on after committing to play women's basketball at State.
Free sports physicals given in Teays Valley
Free sports physicals will be given to middle school and high school athletes for the 2013-14 school year from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday in the physical therapy department of CAMC Teays Valley Hospital in Hurricane.
Students must bring a physical form provided by the school and signed by a parent or guardian to receive a physical. Forms are available at the clinic, but must be signed by a parent or guardian at the clinic.No appointment is required. For more information, call 304-757-2273, ext. 22.