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By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Pitchers from Alamance County could be on the mounds in Southeastern Conference baseball in the next few years based on signings of national letters-of-intent this month.

Those were just some of the highlights from several signings turned in from athletes at area schools.

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Pitcher Tucker Holland from The Burlington School signed with Arkansas. Nathan Teague, a Southern Alamance pitcher, signed to play for Vanderbilt.

Tucker Holland
Nathan Teague

Both those college teams have made multiple appearances in the College World Series in the past decade.

Holland is the son of The Burlington School coach Chad Holland, who’s a former Graham coach.

The Burlington School teammate CJ Powell is heading to Wabash Valley College, a junior college in Carmel, Illinois.

C.J. Powell

Here are some of the other recent signings:

— Western Alamance’s Taylor Apple, a softball pitcher, signed to play for East Carolina.

Taylor Apple

— Molly Lawson, a member of Eastern Alamance’s softball state champions, is heading to Bucknell. Another softball player, Aryanna Parker, is going to Brevard.

Molly Lawson
Aryanna Parker

— Jai’Nasia Bailey, a softball standout at Williams, signed to play for Winston-Salem State University.

Jai’Nasia Bailey

Eastern is sending three-time state champion girls’ golfer Emily Mathews to Virginia Tech.

Emily Mathews

Cole McGinnis, a standout linebacker on the Eastern football team, signed to play baseball at UNC Asheville. He’s a catcher.

Cole McGinnis

Molly Widderich of Eastern signed with William & Mary for women’s soccer.

Molly Widderich

— Burlington Christian Academy held a signing ceremony for three athletes.

Girls’ soccer players Emma Brown and Abby Williams signed to play for Presbyterian and Gardner-Webb, respectively.

Emma Brown
Abby Williams

Morgan Foy is going to Carson-Newman to join the beach volleyball team.

Morgan Foy

See two additional signings in Dec. 1 edition: https://alamancenews.com/two-seniors-sign-for-softball-track-field/

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