Chiefs’ Price to play softball at Edison State

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Hailee Price thought she only had one more season of softball in her.

“After this past summer, I kind of felt burned out,” the Bellefontaine senior said. “I didn’t try out for any summer teams (for 2019). After my (senior season at BHS), I was going to be done with softball.”

But that changed this fall.

“I went to open gyms in October and got my love for the sport back,” she said.

“Once I picked up the bat again, I realized I wasn’t ready to quit playing.”

That ignited a process to find a place to play college softball. Eventually, she decided on Edison State Community College, a two-year institution that will allow Price to continue to play softball as well as provide a head start for a future nursing career.

She signed a letter of intent with Edison State this week.

“I talked to my dad and we got in touch with Edison’s coach,” said Price. “He watched me a lot in the summer and we had built a good relationship.

“I am going into nursing and Edison has one of the best nursing programs in Ohio. They are giving me a full scholarship. To be able to play softball and be able to get my nursing education completely paid for was something I just could not pass up. I looked at some Division III programs, but those would be 40 or 50 thousand dollars a year. It did not make sense for me to pay that kind of money when I can play softball and get an education for free at Edison.”

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