Kenzie Eagleman

Kenzie Eagleman (center) of Sylva, a senior at Swain High School, has signed to play softball for Erskine. With her are her parents, Jay and Tiffany Eagleman.

Swain High senior Kenzie Eagleman, who lives in Sylva, has signed to continue her softball career at Erskine.

Eagleman, who has started for the Lady Devils since she was a freshman, has a career batting average of .519 with 9 home runs and 91 RBIs. She has played all nine defensive positions during her time at Swain.

She is a three-time all--conference, all-district and all-state 1-A selection.

“I am so appreciative of this opportunity that (Erskine) Coach (Alleen) Hawkins is giving me,” Eagleman said. “I want to thank everyone who has coached me in some way. Thank you to everyone who has made me successful in my career. I wouldn’t be here without all of you. Thank you to my parents for their love and support over the years. I have been so blessed to have committed and signed to play Division II softball under Coach Hawkins. I’m so excited for my future and the opportunity she has given me.”

“I am extremely happy for Kenzie,” Swain Coach Toby Burrell said. “I know this has been her dream from the first day she walked onto our campus. Erskine is getting a young lady who is hard working and loves the sport of softball, but on top of that she is an outstanding person. The entire Lady Devil softball program is very proud of Kenzie and excited for her future, both with her senior year with us and with her future with the Flying Fleet.”