Canyon Ridge grad signs with CSI Softball

TWIN FALLS, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) Kassidie Brooks planned to attend the College of Southern Idaho, she just didn't think that she'd play softball there too.

The Canyon Ridge graduate signed with the team after head coach Nick Baumert asked her to play.

She's played four years for him on the Southern Idaho Ice Summer ball team.

Now she gets a shot as a catcher for the Golden Eagles.

In high school, she helped the Riverhawks to four state appearances, but took her sophomore year off due to an ACL injury.

Brooks earned all-conference honors three of her high school years. She joins incoming sophomore Courtney Argyle of Jerome as the two local products on next year's team.

"It is great having a local kid and a quality kid come in and be a part of the program. We really feel like Kass fits that bill and like our older kids, Avery Schroeder, Nellie Making and the Argyle girls from Jerome," exclaimed Baumert.

Brooks added, "I'm just excited to have the opportunity to learn from Coach Clark and Coach B. I love how competitive they are and how serious they take the sport, just love watching it."

Coach Baumert expects next year's squad to have more swing-away power, rather than a speedy group.

He anticipates the pitching crew to be very strong this year.

Meanwhile, the program wraps up the roster with six additional faces. CSI recently signed four players from Utah and two from Idaho.

Audrey Hegi and Sherry Boone join the Golden Eagles from Rigby, while Sierrah Anderson, Anjalee Batchelor, Sarah Lavender and Tristin Evans hail from Utah.

Both Hegi and Boone played the last three seasons for Southern Idaho Ice Summer team.

CS will play a full fall schedule and then open regular season play in late January.

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