By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — Hewitt-Trussville senior softball player Kristen Bittle on Wednesday signed her national letter of intent to play at the University of West Alabama.
Bittle also had offers from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn., Spring Hill College in Mobile and several junior colleges.
“It is a perfect fit for me because UWA has everything I am looking for academically as well as athletically,” Bittle said. “They have one of the top athletic programs in the Gulf South Conference. They are also well known for their education program, which is an asset as I want to become a special education teacher.”
Bittle, projected to play third base or middle infield in college, plays third base and second base for Hewitt-Trussville. Bittle last season batted .401 and led the Lady Huskies with 45 runs batted in. She hit two home runs and had 13 doubles for a Hewitt-Trussville team that posted a 39-12 record last season and finished one win shy of a final eight appearance at the state tournament.
“Playing softball at the collegiate level has always been one of my goals,” Bittle said. “One of my earliest memories was asking my dad if he thought I was good enough to play college softball, and he said if you work hard enough. Signing with UWA is a big step toward my future.”
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