By: Lee Ramsey
The happiest day of an athlete’s career is the day they sign to play at the college level in their particular sport. It is a day that rewards all the years of hard work.
That day came for Macy Crain last week as the Seymour Lady Eagle signed a letter of intent to play softball for the Roane State Lady Raiders.
She will finish her senior year at Seymour with her last season this spring before starting at Roane State this fall.
“I’ve been waiting for this forever, I’m so excited. I can’t wait to get there (Roane State),” Crain said. “It’s been a lot of hard work, a lot of screaming, yelling, fighting, everything but this makes it all worth it. I love the game (softball)”
By covering Seymour softball over the years, I can tell you Macy Crain is definitely a college level player.
Roane State softball Coach Sue Niemi spoke about Crain, “Macy showed through her high school ball and travel squads that she would be the type of player we would be interested in looking at. We had her down to work out and see how she would fit into our program.
“We wanted to see if she was at the level we could use her. We felt like her hitting and her being able to play 1st base and 3rd base was something we would be interested in.”
Out of four seniors, Crain is one of three seniors on the Lady Eagle softball team that will go on to play college softball.
She has been a key factor in the Lady Eagles’ success over the past few years.
“Macy is just so excited about this. It’s such a great situation for her to continue her softball at the collegiate level,” said Seymour Head Coach Dayna Carter. “She has always been a leader on this team because she’s such a hard worker. She leads by example. Macy is a strong, powerful player and a really good hitter.
“I’m happy but sad because I’m losing four great seniors this year.”
Carter has done a great job over the years in player development and sending her players on to the next level.
“I’m trying to prepare my players to play at the collegiate level,” she said.
Crain fits that category. Carter said, “Macy has a strong arm and she is a great hitter.”
Many of Crain’s relatives were present for her signing ceremony including her parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Crain to be a Lady Raider
By: Lee Ramsey