Cougar Softball Signs Paxton Welch for 2013-14 Season
COLUMBIA -- Head Columbia College softball coach Wendy Spratt officially announced Wednesday the first signing for the 2013-14 season in Paxton Welch.
Paxton, a New Bloomfield, Missouri native, is currently a junior at Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City, Missouri. Welch, who pitches, plays outfield and first base, earned all-district accolades as a junior, hitting .304 with 11 RBIs and posting a 1.4 ERA in just over 104 innings pitched. She also fanned 92 batters and had a 14-3 record with one save.
"Paxton is a great student in the classroom and fierce competitor on the softball field," said Spratt. "We are looking forward to the impact she will make as a member of the Cougar pitching staff."