JEWELL — Jewell High School senior — and Warrenton softball player — Niqui Blodgett signed a letter-of-intent with George Fox University, in a Feb. 7 signing ceremony at Jewell.
A packed room was there to witness Blodgett’s signing, to extend her softball career with the Bruins. Blodgett will be entering her senior season with the Warriors this spring.
“I chose George Fox because of the amazing education and the thriving community, beautiful campus,” Blodgett said, “and the amazing softball program was of course a bonus.”
Since Jewell does not have a softball program, Blodgett has spent the last three seasons playing softball at Warrenton, earning first-team all-league honors in 2016 and ‘17.
Blodgett had 16 pitching victories last season, the third-most on the school’s single season list. Her career record is 33-30, behind only Stacey Moore’s career record of 56-22 (2001-04).
Blodgett was the first Warrenton pitcher since Moore in 2004 to throw a no-hitter, pitching two last season. Blodgett should also surpass Moore this spring for career strikeouts.