Cuff signs with Southern Wesleyan to play softball

Published 2:25 pm Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bre Cuff’s supporters including her mother, Beth Solesbee, left, looks on as her daughter signs her letter of intent to play softball for Southern Wesleyan. Also shown are (front, right) Southern Wesleyan coach Anna Ball; (back, left to right) Landrum principal Brian Sherman and Landrum athletic director John Cann. (photo by Joey Millwood)

There was a stretch last season when Landrum catcher Bre Cuff hit five homers in four games. Cuff was an impossible out. She hit .675 and was a dominant force in the middle of the Cardinal lineup. Somebody was going to sign her to play softball next season.
On Monday, the senior signed to play with Southern Wesleyan.
When Cuff first checked out Southern Wesleyan, the Central, S.C. campus reminded her of home. A closer look at the softball team and Cuff found even more parallels to Landrum.
“I wanted a family atmosphere as a team,” Cuff said after she signed to play catcher for the Warriors on Monday. “(Our team) is so close. That’s what I was looking for when I went to college and I think I found it.”
Cuff wasn’t the only one that found something in her recruiting process.
First year Warrior coach Anna Ball saw a lot of herself in Cuff. Like Cuff, Ball came from a small school. Ball said that a lot of times players are overlooked because they play for small schools. She feels like she found one of those players that will make an impact on her team.
“She’s just a great kid with a great personality,” Ball said. “I see that she’s going to be able to come in and produce offensively.”
Ball is trying to build a foundation for a great softball program and Cuff is a piece of that puzzle.
“She’s one those blocks in that foundation,” she said.

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