Stovall signs with Judson College

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 12/11/18

CARBON HILL  — Sarah Stovall has made her college choice.The Carbon Hill High School softball player signed with Judson College last week. She will begin playing for head coach Tom Hannah next …

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Stovall signs with Judson College

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CARBON HILL  — Sarah Stovall has made her college choice.

The Carbon Hill High School softball player signed with Judson College last week. She will begin playing for head coach Tom Hannah next season. 

At Carbon Hill, Stovall is one of three pitchers, along with fellow senior Karlie Ratliff. As a junior, Stovall put together a 9-9 record  with a 4.91 ERA. In 94 innings, she struck out 75 batters and allowed 37 walks for a Carbon Hill team that went 34-24, advancing to the North Central Regional Tournament. 

“Sarah knows how to pitch and she’s done a really good job for us in big games,” Carbon Hill coach Wade Tittle said. “She is one of three pitchers we have on our team and they all bring something different. Sarah spins the ball well and she can get a strikeout in a big spot during the game.

“I think she will do well at Judson because she loves to play and that’s the first thing you have to have as a player.”

Hannah got his first look at Stovall in September. 

“We got her to come down for a tryout and she threw for us. We really liked what we saw and we wanted to get her,” said Hannah, who is entering his second season as head coach. 

“We have one senior pitcher that we will be losing. We were looking to fill that spot and Sarah is who we want. We keep a three-person rotation and we see her being in that rotation.”

Judson competes in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, a conference for smaller schools. At the end of the softball season, the top 10 teams in the conference compete for the championship.