BY WENDI REARDON PRICE
Clarkston News Sports Writer
Paige Blevins can add one more title to her name after being named Miss Softball by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association.
“I was pretty shocked,” said the Central Michigan University bound softball player. “It is a huge achievement for somebody. It has always been a dream of mine. It’s kind of crazy it became a reality.”
She added as a captain during her senior year with Clarkston Varsity Softball it shows her teammates hard work pays off.
“Hard work can take you a long way,” Blevins said.
She added being a leader for the team helped her to achieve Miss Softball.
“I am trying to set a tone for the girls and show what they can get out of hard work and dedication,” she said. “I am trying to be a leader for them.”
Blevins also plays for Finesse Fastpitch Softball and said playing in the league helped her become Miss Softball.
“All of these kids are going to Division 1 schools so they are pushing me to keep doing my best and stay on my toes,” she said. “They want the best for me and I want the best for them. We try to make each other better.”
During her final year with the Wolves she broke the RBI single season record at Clarkston and was named All-State along with teammates Hannah Cady, Abbey Tolmie and Olivia Warrington.
Blevins was also named All-Region, All-District and All-League with teammates Cady, Tolmie, Olivia Warrington and Abbey Barta.
Though her season didn’t end the way she intended in the quarterfinal playoffs she said she had a great time.
“I love the girls,” Blevins smiled. “I couldn’t have asked for a better senior year with them. They are all hardworking.”
She added the players had a special bond and her teammates are family to her.
“We do things together and on the field we are all like sisters,” she said. “We are here together as family, and we are going to win this like family.”
Blevins plays in the 2018 MHSSCA All-Star game held at CMU’s Margo Jonker Stadium on July 18, 2 p.m.
“It’s awesome,” she said. “I am excited. I will be at my home field and play with a bunch of kids who are hardworking just like me. It’s cool to mingle with new people and see what their future holds for them.”
Paige is the daughter of Greg and Jill Blevins.