PRINCETON — Princeton softball standouts Averie Daughtry and Minnie Johnson recently signed national letters of intent to play softball in college.
Daughtry signed with the University of North Carolina Wilmington, while Johnson is heading to Methodist University.
Daughtry and Johnson and have been an important part of the Princeton softball program during their four years at the school, contributing both defensively and at the plate.
Both players were also a big part the Bulldog team that went 18-3 overall, 10-0 in conference play and won the Neuse Six 2A Conference title last season.
Princeton head coach Charley Cox said Daughtry and Johnson have both been vital to the Bulldog’s softball program.
“Both of them are huge assets to this Princeton softball program,” Cox said. “They both played all four years here. Avery grew up here … (and) Minnie came here in the sixth grade so she has definitely been a great asset.”
Both players have put up impressive numbers throughout their careers.
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Last season, Daughtry led the Bulldogs in batting average (.577), hits (41), and RBIs (34) while making some incredible defense at third base.
Johnson was a strong contributor at second base. Johnson also finished fourth on the team in batting average (.424), third on the team in hits (28), and second on the team in RBIs (20) last season.
Daughtry and Johnson are currently enjoying another strong season for the Bulldogs.
Daughtry has a .500 batting average to go along with 23 RBIs, six doubles, three triples and two home runs.
So far this season, Johnson has posted a .369 batting average, hitting 10 RBIs and one double.
At Methodist, Johnson said she plans to play first and second base, while Daughtry said she plans to play a combination of first and third base at UNCW.
Johnson said she plans to major in forensic science, and Daughtry is still deciding what her major will be at UNCW.