By Thomas Sellers Jr.
The campus of Munford High School celebrated National Signing Day with a pair of aces inking letters of intent to play at Division I institutions.
Earlier in the day, Munford Lady Cougar standout pitcher Sam Scott signed to attend UT-Martin. And later in the afternoon, it was Munford Cougar Joe Fulcher’s turn to take over the MHS Library with his signing ceremony to Vanderbilt.
Scott paved her way toward a scholarship with the Lady Skyhawks by starting to play softball at the age of 9 in the Atoka Dixie Youth league.
Before joining Head Coach Glenn Goulder’s Lady Cougars, Scott built a solid resume’ winning three USSAA World Series, two Arkansas state championships in travel ball and the 14-under Gold Nationals.
Since becoming a Lady Cougar, Scott has helped Munford reach three Sub-States and two Class 3A State Tournaments. She was named All-District 13-3A each season and has multiple All-Tournament awards. She was named District 13-3A Tournament MVP as a sophomore.
Fulcher has been racking up the awards as well. The Munford native started playing baseball at the age of 4 and developed his game with backyard sessions with his father Micah.
Fulcher then joined the Batter’s Box out of Collierville to develop his pitching. Munford Head Coach Jake Garbuzinski named Fulcher his No. 1 starter last season and his junior season was one for the record books.
Fulcher recorded a 16-strikeout game against Millington and tossed a no hitter in the opening game of the District 13-3A Tournament. The Cougars went on to earn a spot in Regionals.
This past summer Fulcher traveled to Oklahoma with Team Tennessee to play in the Sunbelt Jr. Classic. The Sunbelt Jr. Classic is a tournament held in McAlester Okla., every year and pits some of the top junior high school players across the country, from eight states and Canada.
Now Fulcher will become part of the 2014 National Championship program at Vandy. The Commodores also reached the NCAA College World Series championship series this past season.