Milford softball stars will attend Transylvania

Bethany Evans, a 2008 Milford High School graduate, has recently signed a college letter-of-intent to continue her studies and fast pitch softball career at Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.

“I was looking for a good school to play softball at. I wasn’t getting many offers because I was injured (torn ACL) all season. I decided to go to Transylvania because it’s a beautiful school and it has good academics,” said Evans.

As yet, she is undecided about her major course of study, but she said, “I may go into education because I want to coach when I get older, especially softball.”

At Milford, she competed in girls soccer and cross country one year each, played girls basketball all four years earning two letters and earned four letters in fast pitch softball. She was a Greater Miami Conference all-star on the diamond.

Out of uniform, she was a member of the National Honor Society, was a Teen Counselor, and a member of the Athletic Leadership Council.

A varsity softball game her freshman year is one of the prep athletic events of her stellar career that stands out in her mind. “We beat Lakota West 1-0 or 2-1 and it was the first time we had ever beaten them…My sophomore year was my first year of catching. We were playing a tie ball game with Lakota East when I doubled in the game-winning RBI (run batted in).”

Evans is thankful for the support and assistance she has received from several people.

“My mom and dad (Ken and Judy Evans) put in so much time and money for me and they always supported me…My brother (Nick) always supported me, too…Tom Wiseman (summer softball coach) was a good coach; he knew what he was doing…Key Voshell (Milford assistant softball coach) made me the catcher I am…Coach (Christie) Hensley and coach (Mike) Rapp always helped me and got me through a difficult senior year.”

“She started for me the first three years and this year had a torn ACL and could only play a few innings,” said Hensley, head coach of the E-Gals’ fast pitch softball team. “She is a team leader on and off the field and she is a good team motivator. We really missed her this year behind the plate.”

“From what I know about the school I’m real excited about her college choice. It’s very high up academically,” said her father who was a fine football player at Milford High in the late 1970s.

“I’m real excited for her. I’m happy for her especially after the year she’s just had with the torn ACL. It’s a good school, it’s very high academically,” her mom said.