Not so fast.
Both Higgins and Moore have signed to play college softball at Saint Catherine’s College in Springfield. Both are expected to play the same positions in high school.
The pair and their families were on the college campus in Springfield last week to sign their letters of intent. Both received a partial scholarship to attend the liberal arts college located 15 miles south of Bardstown on U.S. 150.
Higgins has been among Trigg County’s offensive leaders in her five years as a catcher for the Lady Wildcats. She twice earned All-District honors, including this year when she batted .318 with 21 hits and five RBIs.
Moore, who has also been named to the All-Fifth District team, set nearly every career pitching mark for the Lady Wildcats, starting exclusively for the past three years.
She was 13-8 this past season with a school-record 1.91 ERA. She struck out 120 batters in 132 innings pitched, giving up just 110 hits and walking only 49.
Opponents batted just .209 off her pitching.
Moore has pitched to her battery mate Higgins each of the past three years.
And both players could see some playing time early in their careers.
St. Catherine is starting their fast pitch softball program back after having to cancel last last season when the head coach left the school shortly before the start of the season. As a result, several starters transferred to other colleges to play softball.
However, the new coach has recruited the state heavily and added some quality players to the roster as St. Catherine returns to the diamond in 2005.