On Wednesday November 8th at the Belton Athletic Complex, Bethany signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball at Lamar University.
Bethany Edwards will continue her softball career by signing a letter of commitment to play with Lamar University on November 8th. Bethany is a four year letter for the softball program at Belton High School. She is not only an accomplished athlete, but is an outstanding student as well. Bethany is a member of the National Honors Society and achieved academic all-district honors from the 2015, 2016, and 2017 seasons.
During Bethany’s freshman year she received the District 12-6A Newcomer of the Year award and TSWA Honorable Mention First Base. Bethany is a catcher by trade, but was asked to play first base during her freshman season.
Bethany’s sophomore season brought on more awards and accolades. She racked up the District 12-6A Offensive Player of the Year award and was named TSWA First Team All-State Catcher. Bethany had an outstanding sophomore season, hitting .417 with 48 RBIs, 14 doubles, 1 triple, and 11 homeruns.
If anyone thought that Bethany’s sophomore year was impressive, her junior season would have blown them away. She was once again named District Offensive Player of the Year and TSWA First Team All-State Catcher. She received a new honor by being named to TGCA First Team All-State. Bethany hit .539 during her junior season, setting the school record for batting average. She drove in 45 runs, and brought her career homerun total to 20. She is 3 homeruns shy of having sole possession of the career homerun total record here in Belton.
“Bethany is the type of player that every coach wishes they had. She has been a catalyst for our offense, and the playmaker for our defense. Her work ethic is unparalleled, and her drive to be the best at her position forces everyone around to take notice. She is a leader for our program, and when her career at Belton is over, she will truly be missed.” –Coach Matt Blackburn
Congratulations Bethany! We look forward to seeing what your senior season holds! Lamar is lucky to get you!