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Clayton’s Erin Hollingsworth to play softball at UNC Pembroke

Erin Hollingsworth signs with UNC Pembroke with (seated, from left) her sister, Danielle Hollingsworth, parents Allen and Joanne Hollingsworth, (standing, from left) Clayton principal Clint Eaves, Clayton assistant softball coach Britney Kudlawiec, Triangle Lightning coach Richard Bowling and Clayton athletic director Stacey Houser.
Erin Hollingsworth signs with UNC Pembroke with (seated, from left) her sister, Danielle Hollingsworth, parents Allen and Joanne Hollingsworth, (standing, from left) Clayton principal Clint Eaves, Clayton assistant softball coach Britney Kudlawiec, Triangle Lightning coach Richard Bowling and Clayton athletic director Stacey Houser. cbest@newsobserver.com

Parents: Allen and Joanne Hollingsworth

High School: Clayton

Club: Triangle Lightning

Also Considered: Meredith College

Why UNCP? “I really liked the coaches and the campus there.”

Major: Criminal Justice

Notable: Erin projects as a second baseman or outfielder in college. … Some of her best memories of softball at Clayton are the playoff trips and beating West Johnston in a 12-inning game in 2013. … She wants to become a more consistent hitter in college.

Compiled by D. Clay Best

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