Calyn Damon saw her senior softball season at Warren County High School cut short due to COVID-19. But her career is far from over as she has signed a scholarship to play at Motlow State Community College with future dreams to play for Tennessee Tech.
“I’ve always loved playing softball and my dad has always told me I could succeed if I put in the work,” said Calyn.
Damon’s high school career has been drenched with success while playing for the Lady Pioneers. She was part of the region tournament championship team of 2019 and the district tournament championship team of 2018.
Damon was set to see regular playing time at second base for WCHS this year when the season was canceled in its infancy due to coronavirus.
“Calyn has been a great player for our program,” said WCHS coach Gooby Martin. “She got her first opportunity on the varsity team her junior year and never looked back. She has been a hitting machine ever since she’s been in the lineup.”
One of her biggest hits came during the region championship run in 2019 when she blasted a key hit against Walker Valley that scored 2 runs and gave Warren County a 3-0 lead late in the game.
“That gave us our first regional win in school history,” said coach Martin.
Damon still remembers the hit well.
“There were two outs and we had runners on first and second,” said Calyn. “Right when I hit it, I couldn’t tell where it went. Then I saw it go between shortstop and second and saw it was going to get through.”
Calyn says her favorite part of softball is hitting and being around her teammates. She had played outfield before moving into the infield for her abbreviated senior season.
“She is very versatile, playing outfield and infield for us,” said coach Martin. “Motlow is getting a good player and a great young lady. Our staff is proud of Calyn and wish her the best at the next level.”
While at Motlow, she plans to work toward a career in physical therapy.