McPherson College women’s softball coach Mike McCormick has definitely taken notice of McPherson High’s continued success.
McCormick’s 2014 team this spring will include two former Bullpup stars, Mariah Wedel and Emily Davis. Both are expected to be major impact players and perhaps candidates for All-KCAC honors.
On Monday, he again tapped the McPherson pipeline, as Nicole Cheek signed a letter of intent for next season during a ceremony in the school library attended by family and classmates.
Cheek is expected to step in and play a big role this season for the Bullpups and new coach Danica Fitzmorris after being a valuable role player last season. This past summer, however, she shined for the McPherson Lady Express with a .333 average with 25 hits, 14 runs and 13 RBIs. The team competed in the World Series in Kansas City.
“It’s always good to get a hometown kid here,” McCormick said. “She’s going to play second base and pitch a little bit. We’re going to work on her pitching. We used to give her lessons all the time until a few years ago.”
Cheek feels that she will fit in well at Mac.
“It was a small school and I like that,” Cheek said. “The teachers really seem to care about us, so I like that.”
Cheek has yet to declare a major.