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Morrison signs to play softball at Brenau
S-Morrison Signs with Brenau pic
Dawson County High Schools Tabitha Morrison signed a letter of intent last week to continue her softball career at Brenau University following her high school graduation. - photo by Ryan Coker Dawson County News

Tabitha Morrison has had a bat in her hands ever since she was a little girl.

"My mom got me into playing softball when I was 4 years old," she said. "And ever since I have grown to love the sport."

Morrison signed with Brenau University on a softball scholarship last week.

"Brenau was a perfect fit for me and my family," she said. "All the coaches there were great and it really felt like home."

The Dawson County High School senior has been playing varsity softball since she was a freshman and has not disappointed since.

The Lady Tigers have made the state playoffs three of the four years she has been playing for the team.

During her junior year, the Tigers were region champs for the first time and made it to fifth in state to set school records.

"Coming back from eight runs down after everyone counted us out in the Sweet 16 of last year's state playoffs to win 10 to 9 was my favorite moment of my time playing at DCHS," she said.

She earned the honors of first team all-region all four years of high school and made it to first team all-state as a junior.

Morrison will be bringing speed and defense to the Golden Tigers' outfield and hopes to contribute to the team as soon as possible.

"My goal at the collegiate level is to be an all-conference player and one day reach the honors of being an All-American," she said.

Head coach Jimmy Pruett spoke highly of Morrison.

"We could see right away, even as a freshman, that she was going to be a talented player," he said. "A lot of the time talented freshmen come in and are satisfied with where they're at, but she was the exception to the rule. She kept working and getting better each year."