College Softball

Kayla Mears to play softball at Louisburg College

January 31, 2014 

Kayla Meares joins the softball program at Louisburg College with her parents (seated) Scott and Cathy Meares, (standing, from left) Corinth Holders softball coach Jessica Potter, Louisburg College coach Don Stopa and former Corinth Holders softball coach Don Andrews.

D. CLAY BEST — cbest@newsobserver.com

Parents: Scott and Cathy Meares

High School: Corinth Holders

Travel Teams: N.C. Strike Force, N.C. Challengers

Why Louisburg? “It’s a small school and I liked the girls there. I liked the practice schedule a lot and was impressed by the way the girls and the coaches interact.”

Also Considered: St. Andrews, Mount Olive

Major: Elementary Education or Stenography

Notable: Kayla is entering her fourth season as a member of the Corinth Holders High softball squad, splitting her time between left field and the pitching pound. She projects as a pitcher at Louisburg. … On the mound, she calls her curveball and her screwball her favorite pitches. The curve ranks a little higher though. “I like the unpredictability of it,” she said. “Some days it drops, sometimes it’s got a big break. Just depends on the day.” … Kayla would like to improve her speed as she heads to Louisburg College: both her speed on the base paths and in the field and the speed of her pitches. … One of her most memorable games at Corinth Holders was the Pirates 13-inning victory on the road over Roanoke Rapids.

Corinth Holders coach Jessica Potter: “Kayla has given us great depth as a pitcher and an outfielder. She’s a solid batter and always looking to improve.”

Compiled by D. Clay Best

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