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Lady Panther signs with Wesleyan
Lady Panther
Liberty County High School softball player Candice Blitch, shown here with her family, will attend Wesleyan College in Macon this fall. A video of the signing can be found on the Courier website. - photo by By Patty Leon

Liberty County High School softball player Candice Blitch signed to play softball at Wesleyan College. The signing ceremony took place Thursday afternoon at the High School’s media center. Blitch was surrounded by her family and teammates who congratulated her on her accomplishment.

The senior first baseman has been on the varsity squad since her freshman year. This past softball season Blitch was named team captain.

According to, Blitch has played 65 career games with 46 hits, 28 RBIs and 24 runs. She had 116 total put outs in her high school career.

Lady Panther softball coach Jerome Standard offered his congratulations. “Her dedication to improvement is her strong suit and will be her greatest asset in the future,” Standard noted.

Blitch’s mom, Billie Joe said her daughter has been playing since the age of seven and has overcome several obstacles throughout her playing years.

“It means the world to me to see her actually put herself forward and accomplish what she had put her mind to and hit her goal no matter what she went through, “mom said.

Mom said she hopes her daughter continues to follow her dreams with the same determination that got her to where she is today.

Blitch’s travel ball coach, Ron Harrison of the Gold Coast Hurricanes, said Blitch is an exceptional ball player and should do well at the college level.

“She should work on the mental side of the game,” he said offering advice in preparing for college level softball. “She does everything else well…so that is the biggest thing I can tell her to work on.”

Blitch said she had always been told by naysayers that she never would get as far in her career as she did.

“I always fought to prove them wrong and be able to go to college and play softball and get my school paid for,” she said.

She plans on majoring in biology and eventually become a Physical Therapist.

Her dad James said he was extremely happy for his daughter and plans to make as many softball games during her collegiate career as possible.

Wesleyan College is in Macon.


Lady Panther signs with Wesleyan College

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