All-state softball player makes her college choice

Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 01:15 PM.

Hargett hit .414 last season in helping the Rams to a 22-5 season that ended in the fourth round of the playoffs. She had 28 RBIs, 25 runs scored, a .759 slugging percentage and four home runs, one of which was the first ever hit out of the Nash Central softball stadium during the second round of the playoffs.

"I was so excited about that," Hargett said of the home run. "When I hit the ball, I knew the fence was really tall and really far out. By the time it went over, I was already rounding second base because I didn’t know that it went out because the fence is so far and so tall, and nobody had ever hit it out before me, so I was the first one. I was really excited about that."

With such offensive numbers, Hargett has been an all-Coastal 3A Conference player the last two years and was named to the N.C. Softball Coaches Association all-state team last year.

"I work a lot with batting," she said. "Batting is my favorite part of the game, but it’s just natural. I’m just naturally strong. It’s just the way I’m built."

She thanked her high school and travel ball coaches as well as her mother, Cynthia, for helping her.

"She’s supported me so much all the time," Hargett said. "My mom’s been there the whole entire time, and I really love her for that."

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