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Nov. 29, 2012

Softball signs four at early period

MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State softball team announced the addition of four new faces at the early signing period Thursday for the 2014 season.

Three of the future Bearcats hail from Missouri as, Cassidy Lee, Baylee Scarbrough and Torri Blythe will all join the Bearcats in 2014 as Paige Orwig comes from Nebraska.

Orwig finished her senior season this fall at Norfolk High School as a three-time all-state selection and an all-conference pick all four years. She helped lead her team to a conference championship as a freshman and a runner-up finish as a senior. She set school records for batting average (.509), stolen bases (54), home runs (8) and doubles (13) in a season. Orwig was also a two-time all-academic team honoree and was a letter winner in soccer, basketball and track and field.

Lee finished her senior season as a three-time all-conference selection and three-time all-district pick in softball. The Kearney, Mo., native also earned all-conference honors in basketball as a junior.

Blythe was a four-time all-conference selection and all-state athlete at Maysville High School. She was also a three-sport athlete earning all-conference honors in basketball during her freshman, junior and senior seasons. She earned all-state honors twice on the hardwood as well. The Maysville, Mo., native was also a two-time all-state honoree in track and field.

Scarbrough will come to Northwest as a local standout at Maryville High School, where she earned all-conference recognition all four years. She was also an all-state selection twice and a three-time all-district and all-region award winner. The Maryville native is also a state qualifier in the shot put and a four-year letter winner in basketball.

Northwest opens its 2013 season at the Arkansas-Monticello Classic Feb. 15-17 and is coming off an appearance in the MIAA Postseason tournament.


For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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