Clarksville, TN – Corner infielder Caitlyn Hudgins has signed a National Letter of Intent to join Austin Peay State University softball, becoming the seventh signee of the Fall 2013 class.Hudgins is entering her senior campaign under head coach Julie Head at Greenbrier High School.
Batting cleanup as a junior, she hit .330 with three home runs and 10 doubles while striking out just four times. The sure-handed first baseman made just three errors in 48 games, earning Middle Tennessee Softball Coaches Associations A-AA All-Midstate honors.
“She’s going to be a big bat for us,” said head coach Stephanie Paris. “There’s definitely a lot to like offensively. We’re really excited to watch her grow as a player.”
Hudgins led Greenbrier to a TSSAA State Tournament appearance in 2013, winning District 9-AA and Region 5-AA titles along the way. She built on an all-district tournament honor from 2012 with an All-District 9-AA honor last season.
“We really feel like she’s been a hidden gem,” Paris said. “She didn’t get a lot of looks and we feel like we found someone special. A friend of mine in Nashville told me I needed to come look at her and I’m glad I did. I think she’ll be a pleasant surprise in the conference.”
The daughter of Bernie and Carri Hudgins, Caitlyn plans to major in physical therapy at Austin Peay.