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Evans' catcher to stay local

Posted: November 18, 2012 - 1:08am
Evans' Taylor McChesney (center) relaxes after signing her letter of intent to play softball at Augusta State University. Joining McChesney at the ceremony were her family and coaches.  Photo by Scott Rouch
Photo by Scott Rouch
Evans' Taylor McChesney (center) relaxes after signing her letter of intent to play softball at Augusta State University. Joining McChesney at the ceremony were her family and coaches.

For Taylor McChesney, the choice was simple.

Since her sophomore year, she has been looking forward to playing college softball. Augusta State University was always her first choice.

Wednesday, the Evans senior made her dream come true when she signed her letter of intent to play for the Jaguars.

She was nervous before and relaxed after.

“It’s a big relief,” McChesney said. “Ever since I started the process, I’ve always put Augusta State at the top of my list. It’s where I really wanted to go.”

The Jaguars are getting a player with the ability to go in and challenge for a starting spot at catcher, where she has excelled for the Lady Knights.

She was All-Columbia County in 2011 and All-Region in 2011 and 2012. In her senior season, McChesney hit.469 with 33 RBI, playing in all 31 games.

Starting right away is one of her goals.

“It will be me and one other person battling for the position,” said McChesney, who plans to study early childhood education.

No matter what, she is happy to be close to home and near her family and friends. Signing with her school of choice made her mother happy as well.

“Oh, it’s awesome,” said Beth Williamson. “This is something she’s wanted. As a mother, you’re just happy to see your young ’uns happy.”

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