Moore signs with Jackson State softball
By Kris Freeman, Sports Information Director, White House High School
WHITE HOUSE – White House senior Erica Moore signed on Tuesday to play college softball at Jackson State Community College in West Tennessee.
The two-sport athlete is a centerfielder and slapper (hitter) for the Lady Devils on the diamond and will be a four-year starter, and also just completed her senior cross country running season with the regional meet two weeks ago. She will concentrate on softball in college.
She was joined by her parents and family at the signing at WHHS along with White House head coach Cindy Towers, assistant coach Kassie King, and former youth softball coaches Eddie Ralph and Ty Martin. About 30 students, teachers and administrators joined the event in the White House library. Jackson State was represented by assistant coach Caribeth Friedman.
“I never would have seen myself in this position signing for softball because when I was younger, I played soccer,” Moore said. “The places and the people you would never think would get you to where you are are the very things that get you there, and I just want to thank everyone who had a part in this.
“For all the coaches, the people in this room, even cross country, theater, my family, classmates, all of it, I am thankful for you.”
The Lady Devils will start the season in March 2018, where Erica comes off a junior season with 39 starts. She was the team leader with 108 at-bats, second on the team with 115 plate appearances and third on the team in runs scored. She also led the team in singles, stolen bases and batted .315.
Coach Towers is also her cross country coach.
“Erica will be a success at the next level in the classroom and on the field because of her incredible work ethic,” Coach Towers said. “She becomes relentless when learning new things, and she’s the type of player you want on your team for many reasons.”
Moore continues to represent White House well both in the classroom and on the field.
“Erica is devoted to her school and to her class,” said White House principal Scott Langford. “Beyond her intelligence, Erica also makes everyone around her better. She works hard to achieve whatever she sets her mind on. I believe her best days athletically and academically are ahead of her.”
As the Lady Devils head into the 2018 season, Moore’s leadership is a critical part of the team’s success in the development of future players.
“She loves to teach younger players our brand of play, and take them under her wing,” Towers said. “That’s a wonderful attribute she has developed. Her drive for success will carry her far in life even after softball.”