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Hallie Horton/Softball

5/27/2010

Seated (left to right): DHS coach Bobby Peeks, Hallie Horton, WBC coach Eric Newell.  Standing: DHS assistant coach Mark Derden, grandfather Don Horton, grandmother Mary Jean Horton, mother Debra Horton, brother Jon Mark Horton, sister Kelsey Horton and father Mark Horton.

Hallie Horton, who tied the state record this year for home runs in a season, will play softball at Williams Baptist College. The DeWitt, Ark., product has signed her commitment to join the Lady Eagles.

Horton notched a .550 batting average this season. Her 14 homers broke the DeWitt High School record and tied the Arkansas state record. As a pitcher, she went 19-5 this year with 202 strikeouts.

She has been an all-state selection the past three seasons, as well as making the all-state tournament team for two years. She was also chosen for all-tournament teams that played in Australia and New York.

Horton has been active in a number of other school activities, including the yearbook staff, student council, FBLA and FCA. She has also been involved with the youth group at DeWitt First Baptist Church.

Horton is the daughter of Mark and Debra Horton.

Williams is a four-year, liberal arts college at Walnut Ridge. The Lady Eagles are coached by Eric Newell, and they compete in the American Midwest Conference of the NAIA.

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