Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

PREP SPORTS ; Poca's Skeens Signs to Play Softball at EMU

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

PREP SPORTS ; Poca's Skeens Signs to Play Softball at EMU

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As a sophomore two years ago, Poca's Casey Skeens gave her verbal commitment to play softball at Eastern Michigan. On Thursday, she officially made good on her word and signed with the Eagles at a small ceremony in the auxiliary gym at Poca High School.

"I never thought I would be a D-1 athlete and it's just so crazy to think that in four years I was able to accomplish so much, not only here but [with the Beverly Bandits travel team] and I'm forever grateful to the people who helped me, Skeens said. "I'm relieved to take this step toward the next chapter.

Skeens, a first-team Class AA all-state selection last year as a shortstop, hit .539 and led the Kanawha Valley with six triples and 39 stolen bases while batting leadoff for the Dots.

She will likely play outfield for Eastern Michigan. …

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