Senior Spotlight: Mt. Pleasant’s Sexton Sees Softball Career Come Full Circle

MISportsNow is putting the spotlight on northern Michigan high school senior student-athletes who had their seasons cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Mt. Pleasant senior softball player Katie Sexton grew up a fan of Central Michigan University’s softball team.Katie Sexton 2

A majority of Sexton’s family attended CMU, and as a Mt. Pleasant native, Sextion attended several CMU games as a Little Chip.

Now Sexton’s softball career has come full circle.

After attending a CMU camp last August, Sexton received an offer from first-year coach McCall Salmon.

“I was like, ‘Oh, I’m not supposed to say yes right away. I’m supposed to go think about it,’” Sexton said. “I went and thought about it. I cried on my way downstairs from the press box. I was so excited. I live close to campus, because obviously I live in Mt. Pleasant, but I didn’t even make it two steps into my house. I said, ‘Okay, I’m emailing them. I’m going to say yes.’”

Since joining Mt. Pleasant’s varsity program as a catcher and utility player during her freshman year, Sexton went on to become a multi-time all-Saginaw Valley League, all-district and all-academic honoree and ended her career ranked in the top 10 in program history for career batting average.

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Categories: Softball