Softball Signs One During Early Period
Nov. 13, 2011
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Two-time defending Conference USA Tournament champion East Carolina added another piece to its program Sunday as middle infielder Casey Alcorn signed a national letter-of-intent to attend ECU and play softball with the Pirates beginning in the fall of 2012.
"Casey is a very athletic middle infielder who has demonstrated the ability to hit for power and average," head coach Tracey Kee said. "Her glove skills will be an added asset to our philosophies centered on sound defense."
Alcorn, a native of Hummelstown, Pa., batted .604 as a junior en route to earning Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association (PSBCA) AAAA All-State First Team honors. The three-year starter has guided Lower Dauphin High School to a trio of Mid-Penn Keystone Division championships and has been selected as an All-Keystone Division First-Team All-Star every year of her career.
At the end of her standout junior season, Alcorn was named a Patriot-News All-Star. She struck out only twice during the campaign while hitting five home runs and driving in 27 runs. Also serving as a pitcher for the Falcons, she posted a 5-2 mark in the circle with a 2.05 earned-run average and tossed a perfect game versus Middletown in April.
As a freshman and sophomore, Alcorn received PSBCA Honorable Mention AAAA All-State honors. Her freshman year, she was also named to the Patriot-News' Big 11 All-Underclass team.
Alcorn gained additional softball experience playing for the Central PA Krunch and Wagner's Gold travel programs.
"I chose to spend my next four years as a Pirate for many reasons," Alcon said. "ECU is going to give me the best opportunity to grow as a student and athlete. The coaches' welcoming personalities and the family atmosphere were big selling points for me. I know the softball program will challenge me to become the best player I can be. I am very eager and excited to become part of a great team and begin my voyage as a Pirate."
Off the field, Alcorn has been on the honor roll every marking period of her high school career. In addition to serving as the vice president for her senior class, she is involved in student council and has participated in a pair of science fairs.
"We are so excited to be adding Casey and her family into our Pirate family," Kee added. "I have no doubt her future will be very bright here. I'm very excited to see her in the purple and gold."