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3 sign to play for WNC softball

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Carson High’s Kaitlyn Jimmy was one of three student-athletes to sign with the Western Nevada College softball team for the 2015 team.

Jimmy, a pitcher, was joined by Reed High School infielder Britni Greninger and Bishop Manogue High School infielder Katie Gonzales.

The trio joins a roster already laden with local players. Ten of the team’s 17 current roster members are from Northern Nevada programs.

“It’s always been our mission to support the local talent, and we’ve done a good job of bringing in kids from all over the state. This recruiting class will be no exception,” said coach Leah Wentworth said. “We’re really excited to have these girls.”

Jimmy, a senior right-hander, is working toward a big year with the Senators.

“Kaitlyn has improved her skills immensely since last spring and I expect her to have a huge impact on the success our softball team. She will be one of our leading pitchers,” said Carson High coach Shelby Tuttle. “Kaitlyn has worked very hard to become a competent pitcher. She is one who works above and beyond the many hours we put in through our program.”

Jimmy said that Wednesday’s signing was the culmination of her hard work.

“It means a lot to me because I’ve worked at this for so long and it took a lot of dedication to get where I am right now,” Jimmy said.

The 5-foot-7 Gonzales plays 2B and DHs for the Miners. As a junior, she hit .281 and accumulated a .303 on-base average.

With the flexibility to play second or third base, Greninger gives Wentworth some infield options. Wunder said Greninger predominantly plays third base, but he can switch her to second when needed.

She earned honorable mention High Desert All-League last year.