By Joshua Huff, sports editor
MOODY — Moody softball’s Lilly Crowe made it official this past Thursday as the senior outfielder/infielder signed her national college letter of intent with the intention to take her services to the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
“I am so proud and excited for Lilly,” Moody softball head coach Becky Seymour said. “Lilly has been a driving force in our program for the past five years. She has been one of those players that makes a coach want to come to practice. I am so grateful for Lilly as player but even more so for the young woman she has become and the generation of young women that are blessed by her leadership.”
Crow is a two-time All-County selected and a member of the All-State Tournament team. She ranked in the top five in nine offensive categories in Moody High School history:
2nd – Triples: 11
3rd – Run Scored: 167
3rd – Stolen Bases: 52
3rd – On Base Percentage: .479
3rd – Career Batting Average: .393
4th – Hits: 188
4th – Walks: 68
5th – RBI: 110
5th – Total Bases: 262
This past season, Crowe recorded 55 hits with 11 doubles, five home runs and 25 RBI. In addition, she plays travel ball for the Birmingham Vipers where she hit .318 with an on-base percentage of .464.
“She is the epitome of what a student-athlete should be,” Seymour said. “She places her academics at the top of her priorities and works just as hard in the classroom as she does on the field. I am so proud of her and so thankful I get have her with me for one more year. She is an amazing young woman that is going to do great things. I am just blessed that I get to have a front row seat to watch her grow and become who she wants to be.”
As a student, Crowe’s GPA sits at 4.35.
Both of her parents are UAB alumni.