Emerald Frost Signs with Travecca for Softball

[via The Chattanooga Times Free Press]  Boyd Buchanan pitcher Emerald Frost signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to continue her softball career with Trevecca Nazarene University, but the NCAA Division II school in Nashville recruited her primarily as a catcher.

She catches and plays first and second base for the Frost Falcons select team coached by her dad, Steve, but she is about to pitch for the third high school season out of necessity. Her willingness to do so is a tribute to her team-first attitude, according to Boyd Buchanan coach Brittany Carbonell.

“She’s very much a team player, and she’s worked very hard at it,” Carbonell said, and Frost struck out 27 batters in 42 1/3 innings last season while batting .451 with 28 runs batted in.

“I just want to do whatever I can to help my team, and for Boyd Buchanan right now that means pitching,” said Frost, who considered Belmont, Austin Peay and Tennessee State before picking Ben Tyree’s Trevecca program.

She said she “felt at home” there and liked the “team dynamic” she saw in the players and coaching staff.