LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Moore County High School senior Kate Bowles will continue her softball career at Cumberland University. Bowles signed her scholarship papers on Jan. 14, making her the sixth signee for the Cumberland Phoenix for the next academic year, joining Amanda Van Kalker (Dyer, Ind.), Tyra Graham (Smithville), Taylor Woodring (Clarksville), Allie Tomlinson (Portland, Tenn.) and Hollie Kepley (Portland, Tenn.) in this year’s recruiting class.
Cumberland University softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Bowles last week. Bowles signed her paperwork at MCHS with her peers and teammates looking on.
She’s a four-year letterwinner at Moore County and a career .483 hitter with nine home runs and 93 RBIs in four seasons for the Raiderettes. She was an eighth-grader who started at catcher for the Raiderettes in 2012 when the team advanced to the TSSAA Spring Fling State Tournament in Murfreesboro.
Bowles earned All-District honors as a sophomore and junior and led the team in batting average and RBIs last season. She is the daughter of Barry and Rhonda Bowles.