Webb City’s Peyton Hawkins commits to Missouri Southern softball program

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JOPLIN, Mo. — Webb City softball shortstop Peyton Hawkins has committed to play at Missouri Southern State University, she announced via Twitter on Friday.

Hawkins says, “I got to have lunch with multiple of the girls, got to have meetings with financial aid and all that, a meeting with the coaches too. It was just a great environment. It feels crazy just to be part of such a winning program and a program that expects greatness out of every single player they have in their program, so it’s just an awesome opportunity to be able to be a part of that.”

Hawkins was part of the 2020 Cardinal squad that placed 2nd overall in the Class 4 state tournament. The shortstop has previously been a first-team All-State selection. She’s a three year starter and will play her senior season with the Cardinals before heading to Missouri Southern. She’s set to graduate in 2022.

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