March 4, 2021

National Signing Day: 2 Lady Braves sign to play college softball

Pictured above at HCHS National Signing Day are seated (L-R) Katelyn Jiles and Brittany Graley. Standing (L-R): Jasmine Spradlin, Gavin Porter, Jud Jones, Trent Bianco, Matt Hornsby, Shane Lasseter, James Arp, Stephanie Hall, John “J.J.” Wahl, and Becky Roberts (Photo: Penny Hood/HCHS)

(Franklin, GA) — Two senior Lady Brave softball players signed letters of intent to play at the next level Wednesday morning on National Signing Day at Heard County High School.

Senior Katelyn Jiles will be continuing her softball career at Point University.

Point University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university in West Point, GA. The liberal arts institution was founded in 1937 as Atlanta Christian College, located in the Atlanta suburb of East Point.

In 2011, the college announced a name change to Point University. It relocated its main campus to West Point, Georgia, in June 2012.

Jiles put up impressive pitching stats during her senior campaign compiling a record of 18-5 with one save and an ERA of just 2.64.

The GACA First Team All-State selection was the workhorse of the pitching staff, tossing 132+ innings and her control was excellent as she allowed just 23 walks while striking out 81 opposing hitters.

Brittany Graley signed to play at the next level at Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, AL.

SUSCC has a longstanding tradition of excellence in athletics. With approximately 138 student athletes comprising six sports, the SU Bison competes in the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) and is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

A catcher/utility player Brittany Graley was named as an honorable mention All-State player by the GACA (Georgia Athletic Coaches Association) following a senior season where she batted .354 with a homer, a triple, eight doubles and 19 RBI’s. The senior also tallied four stolen bases in just five attempts.

Family, friends, administration and coaches were all on hand for the big moment organized twice each year by HCHS athletic director Shane Lasseter.

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