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Enka softball player becomes first from NC to sign with Alabama

Enka second baseman Kloyee Anderson celebrates at her signing ceremony (WLOS Staff).jpg

WLOS - It's big news whenever a high school football player signs with the University of Alabama; however, it's an equal accomplishment for an athlete from North Carolina to sign with the Crimson Tide to play softball. Kloyee Anderson, second baseman for the Enka Sugar Jets, became the first softball player from the state to sign a scholarship with Alabama. Anderson, who signed with the Tide on Thursday, helped lead Enka to consecutive state titles in 2015 and 2016. Several dozen friends and family members gathered in the school gym to watch her sign her National Letter of Intent. "It means a lot to be able to have this opportunity and to be a part of something so much bigger than just a softball team," said Anderson. "It's a family. I just can't imagine going anywhere else."

Alabama's softball resume is as impressive as their gridiron counterparts'. Alabama has qualified for nineteen consecutive postseasons and has recorded eleven trips to the Women's College World Series, including winning the 2012 national championship. The program's Twitter account referred to her as a, "speedy lefty." Anderson said head coach Patrick Murphy plans to use her in the infield and outfield.

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