GOODING, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) For just the second time in Gooding's history, a softball player signs a National Letter of Intent.
On Thursday, Brittany Brinkley puts pen to paper and signed with the College of Idaho.
This occasion has a special place in Coach Gonzales' heart. After all, he's watched these senior players grow and develop over the years.
Brinkley also looked at attending the University of Idaho, or playing volleyball and softball at Treasure Valley Community College.
But the Yotes have always sparked her interest and she hopes she can get some playing time in right away.
Brinkley said, "I've talked to the coach, he's really big on base running, hopefully I can do something like that, maybe play right field or something."
Gonzales said, "it's going to be a good fit for her, she's a bright young lady, a great role model on our team. when she gets there, she will just excel even more. the community support is amazing. you go to our games even in this weather and we have so many people there watching us who don't even have kids playing, just community members."
Gooding split the doubleheader Thursday with Kimberly, losing 9-3 and beating the Bulldogs 13-9 in the second game.