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Scott happy to be a Red Raider

Blake Colston
sports@piedmontnewsonline.com

It’s been a wild last month filled with ups and downs for Piedmont pitcher Kassidy Scott.

Wednesday was a good day.

Blake Colston/Gazette Kassidy Scott thanks a signing day crowd at Piedmont High School.

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Kassidy Scott thanks a signing day crowd at Piedmont High School.

A longtime commitment to Texas Tech, Scott signed her National Letter of Intent with the Red Raider softball program where Scott had been committed to since February of 2014.

“I knew ever since my family and I visited there that it was the place for me,” Scott said after a ceremony at Piedmont High School. “It really feels just like a bigger version of Piedmont to me.”

Scott dominated 5A softball in the state of Oklahoma for four seasons, amassing 437 strikeouts in 466 1/3 innings pitched while limiting opposing batters to a .168 average. She also hit .533 in her career and finished with a school-record 50 home runs.

But after leading Piedmont to a state runner-up finish as a junior, Scott’s senior season was filled with adversity. She dealt with an arm injury that lingered throughout the season and her dad and coach, Rick Scott, was ultimately forced to resign after the season.

Through it all, Scott still managed to lead Piedmont to the state quarterfinals and earn Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State team honors. Signing day brought a positive end in Piedmont for coach and player alike.

“Kassidy has been a joy to coach and so much fun to watch,” Rick Scott said. “There have been a lot of challenges, especially this year, but Kassidy always found a way, and this what I really admire about her, to put her softball career in perspective. That was what impressed me.

“She’s worked hard for this day ever since she was in grade school. This was a nice way to end things. I think it went very well.”

Kassidy expects to hit and pitch for the Red Raiders next season and said the Red Raider coaching staff at Tech was a major factor in choosing to sign with Tech.

“I’m just really blessed,” she said. “This is an amazing opportunity for me.”

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