CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – With her senior softball season just started, Childersburg Lady Tiger Madison McGowan has determined where she will take to the mound at the collegiate level.
After considering the likes of Tuskegee, Southern Union, and Central Alabama Community College (CACC), McGowan officially inked with the Chattahoochee Valley Community College Pirates.
“I feel so overjoyed,” McGowan remarked. “I’m so excited. This is something that I’ve been working hard for that I never thought that I could accomplish.”
McGowan projects as a pitcher for the Pirates in Phenix City. However, she may also get some time at first base at the next level.
For McGowan, Chattahoochee Valley won her over because in Phenix City, it “felt like home.”
“I’m from a small town, and it’s pretty small up there,” McGowan pointed out.
The right-hander owns an arsenal of pitches that she can utilize against opposing batters including a fastball, riseball, changeup, and curveball. If she’s facing a late-game situation, however, McGowan has one final pitch she’s ready to unleash.
“My screwball,” McGowan said when asked what she’d dial up in a do-or-die at-bat. “It’s going to get them on the inside. They’re not going to turn on that too quickly.”
McGowan joins senior teammate Kennedy Burnette as the second Lady Tiger to sign a letter of intent recently. Last November, Burnette put pen to paper to play for CACC next year.
Burnette and McGowan have been varsity teammates since the seventh grade, but in time, they’ll take the field against each other when Chattahoochee Valley and CACC face off.
For now, though, they still have one final season together, and McGowan wants to make the most of it and repeat as area champs.
“I believe in my girls 110 percent,” said McGowan. “I have faith. We’ve got this.”