Union County softball standout Andrea Eison is capping off her senior year with a trip to Aiken, SC for the North/South All Star games.
Eison played a huge role in the Jackets’ success this year, leading the team in all offensive categories except doubles, with a .500 batting average, 17 stolen bases, 27 RBI’s and 10 home runs. Not only helpful at the plate, Eison’s fielding percentage was 1,000.
“Andrea can play any position on the field,” said Coach Danny Gault. “She’s just a great athlete.”
Eison, who is also All-State, said she is flattered to be acknowledged for her efforts .
“It feels good when everyone sees what you can do and recognizes your talent,” she said.
Gault said that Eison has all the tools to compete at the next level if given a chance, and she plans to do just that.
Eison will attend Lander University where she hopes to be a walk on member of the softball team.
“I’m excited for college,” she said, “But I’m really going to miss my teammates at Union County. We’ve been together for a long time and it’s going to be hard getting away from them.”
As for preparing for the North/South games, Eison said she’ll likely just do some throwing to keep her arm loose and rely on her bat to show up on game day.
“Hitting is a natural thing,” said Eison, “I know I’m not going to have a perfect game every time. I’ll just give it my all.”
Eison’s advice to rising seniors is of a similar nature to her approach to the All-Star games.
“I’d just tell them to do their best next year,” she said. “Don’t let anyone stand in the way of accomplishing their goals and give 100 percent every day.”