Madison Morgan

In the spotlight is Auburn High senior Madison Morgan, who pitches and plays first base on the softball team.

Auburn Villager: When did you get your start playing softball?

Madison Morgan: I started playing when I was 5. I watched my sister play when I was younger and I just wanted to keep going when she quit. I wanted to keep playing.

AV: What do you like most about playing softball?

MM: I definitely like the tough situations and it helps you with life situations. And I love all my teammates, and they always have your back in everything. 

AV: Do you have a special pitch you like to throw? Do you have a riser?

MM: Yeah, I definitely have a rise. I like throwing a rise, but my best pitch is probably a curve.

AV: What makes a curve your best pitch?

MM: It breaks  from the inside of the plate to the outside of the plate. 

AV: Growing up, did you have any role models or players you tried to emulate?

MM: No, not really. I just wanted to do it because my sister was doing it.

AV: Do you have any teams you like to follow?

MM: I follow Auburn baseball because my dad has season tickets, and we go and watch Auburn softball sometimes.

AV: How is everything going for the team so far?

MM: Our first game is today, so it's really exciting. We've prepared pretty well, and I'm really excited to see how it goes. 

AV: What are your goals for this season?

DP: Honestly, I don't really have any goals, but I would definitely say don't get frustrated because it will get better and take it pitch by pitch.

AV: What are the team's goals for this season?

MM: We definitely want to go to state, but we're just trying to take every game in and do the little things right in order to get there.

AV: As a senior, do you know what you're going to do after graduation?

MM: I'm committed to Montevallo for softball. And I want to major in physical therapy, kinesiology. 

AV: How does it feel knowing you're going to continue to play on the next level?

MM: It's really exciting, but I've played with the same people for five years, six years, so it's going to be definitely different and I am going to have to get adjusted to it. 

AV: You play first base as well as pitch. Do you know what you're going to play in college?

MM: I'm going to be pitching in college. 

AV: Are you excited about that?

MM: Yeah. I'm very excited, but it's going to be hard. 

AV: Do you have any hobbies outside of sports that you like?

MM: I just like hanging out with my friends and spending time with family. Softball takes up most of my time, so I can't really do anything else. 

Interview by Brian Woodham

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