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WC’s Abby Morgan signs a softball scholarship to Holmes CC



Anthony Hearn(back), Melissa Hearn, Abby Morgan, and Stan Morgan: Photo by Keith Phillips

Warren Central High School softball player Abby Morgan has chosen her next destination after her senior year and signed with Holmes Community College on Wednesday.

Abby Morgan: Photo by Keith Phillips

Morgan started off by playing Tee-ball at the age of three, which eventually expanded into her participating in softball where she has become one of the top athletes for the Lady Vikes.

“Softball is like a time away from the world and everything around you stops when you’re on the field and you put everything on that field,” Morgan said.

Morgan started off playing her early years at Porter’s Chapel Academy but switched to WC as a sophomore and has proven she can hang with big dogs in the public school league.

“The competition was the biggest change because you see higher players but since I’ve been at WC my mentality has changed because of the way the coaches have trained and shaped me,” Morgan said.

Morgan instantly made an impact at WC as she had a .516 batting average as a sophomore and was ranked as one of the top hitters in 6A. She also threw 91 strikeouts last season and helped the Lady Vikes to the first round of the playoffs under Head Coach Dana McGivney.

“I love playing for Coach Mac(McGiveny) she really pushes us to our limit and she knows when to push us over them I feel,” Morgan said.

Although she has many highlights to choose from, Morgan recalls playing against Madison Central last year in the 8-5 win as one of her most memorable moments softball. She was also selected to play in the 2022 Fast Pitch All-Star Game.

“She’s worked really hard and I can tell a big difference especially over the summer and she put in more hours of work because she wanted to get to the next level so I’m very proud of her,” McGivney said.

After two solid years of 6A softball, Morgan had an offer from Meridian CC and was set to go on a visit to Louisiana State University Eunice but the outstanding pitcher chose Holmes CC as her next pit stop.

“When I first went there it felt like home and I had an instant connection with the coaches.”

Before heading off to play college ball next year, Morgan has unfinished business with WC as her senior season is approaching and she is expected to contribute heavily to Lady Vikes.

“I want to help my team get past the playoffs and also improve our bond with each other because without all my teammates I wouldn’t be who I am,” Morgan said.

The late nights and hard work Morgan put in over the years had clearly worked out in her favor but she didn’t hesitate to thank those who helped make it happen.

“I want to thank anyone who I ever played with and my coaches because they all contributed and truly my parents because they helped me get where I am today.”

Abby Morgan with teammates and coaches: Photo by Keith Phillips

Morgan is the daughter of Stan Morgan and Melissa Hearn.


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