Hornet turning Hog: Edwards signs with Arkansas

Hornet turning Hog: Edwards signs with Arkansas

HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) - A Harrisburg Hornet will soon become an Arkansas Razorback after signing a National Letter of Intent on Friday afternoon.

Keely Edwards signed the papers to head to Fayetteville to play softball for the Hogs and continue her playing career at the collegiate level. "It's really exciting with all the hard work I've put in and it's finally coming true," said Edwards before her signing ceremony.

Edwards is a versatile shortstop and utility player that will provide good depth for Arkansas almost immediately. "It's amazing," Edwards told Region 8 Sports, "It's one of the best programs I've been to."

In the sport of softball, players often join traveling teams and go to camps in distant places. Edwards was a member of the Arkansas Angels in addition to playing for Harrisburg. "I had to wake up at six o'clock in the morning and hit before I go to school," she said, "I had to go to camps every weekend, it took away my summer, but it was all worth it and I'm glad I did it."

She'll play under Head Coach Courtney Deifel as the new leader tries to rebuild the program. The Razorbacks were 16-37 last season under a different head coach.

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