Gering High School seniors Tori Hoagland and Jessica Svoboda will remain softball teammates at Central Community College. This after both signed letters of intent in late January.
"It's nice knowing you're going to have someone there that you actually know and get along with," said Hoagland.
As a senior, Hoagland earned post-season honors as Gering's top pitcher while also posting a batting average of .386 to go along with 15 runs scored while driving in a dozen. She also played outfield.
"Tori has a strong bat," said CCC head coach Jack Gutierrez. "We look forward to Tori being a force at the plate. Her versatility on defense will also be an asset for our team."
Svoboda also earned post-season honors as a senior. The right fielder hit .333 with 16 runs and 16 RBIs.
"Jessica is a great student and will strengthen our outfield," said Gutierrez. "She is a good athlete and will give us speed and quickness on the field and at the plate."
Hoagland will study education at CCC, while Svoboda plans to major in business administration.
(Photo courtesy of Chris Cotrell of KNEB Radio, who also contributed to the story.)