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Bateman inks softball scholarship with Freed-Hardeman

Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 11:32 am

Moore County High School senior Sierra Bateman (front row, middle) signs her college paperwork to attend Freed-Hardeman University, where she will continue her softball career. Bateman was joined by her father Bubba Bateman (left) and her mother Sharon Batemen (right), along with (back row, from left) MCHS athletic director Mike Walker, Freed-Hardeman coach Todd Humphreys, Moore County softball coach Jeremy Austin and MCHS principal Buddy Smith. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

Moore County High School senior Sierra Bateman (front row, middle) signs her college paperwork to attend Freed-Hardeman University, where she will continue her softball career. Bateman was joined by her father Bubba Bateman (left) and her mother Sharon Batemen (right), along with (back row, from left) MCHS athletic director Mike Walker, Freed-Hardeman coach Todd Humphreys, Moore County softball coach Jeremy Austin and MCHS principal Buddy Smith. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

On Wednesday, March 5, a large crowd gathered at the Moore County High School gymnasium to watch as Moore County High School senior Sierra Bateman signed her national letter of intent to continue her softball career at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn.

Bateman, the lone senior on Moore County’s softball team, drew one of the biggest crowds in quite awhile for a signing day at MCHS.

After officially signing her paperwork with her parents Sharon and Greg ‘Bubba’ Bateman looking on, the cheerful, well-liked red head sat at the table and was joined by family and friends who gathered ‘round to join in an official signing photo.

In several different photos, Bateman was joined by high school coaches and administrators, her MCHS teammates, the Moore County Middle School softball team, a group of MCHS senior baseball players, a group of players from the Lynchburg Fastpitch League and many others.

“They’re always there to support me in everything … everybody that was there,” said Bateman. “It was very overwhelming. So many emotions were going through me, trying to hold back the tears. I am beyond blessed.”

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