GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Together to the end—that’s how Central's Sierra Batchelor and Melissa Gellerman prefer it.
So what better way to cap off their high school softball careers than to sign their national letters of intent at the same time?
Both girls are headed to RMAC schools to continue pursuing their dreams on the diamond.
Sierra, a shortstop, is headed to UC Colorado Springs in the fall while Melissa prepares to make the trek out of state to South Dakota. Central’s pitching ace is taking her talents to Black Hills State.
This will be the first time since they were five that these girls won't be playing on the same team. Instead they'll be playing against each other as conference rivals.
“It’s crazy ‘cause we’ve played together since we were like five, so starting something with somebody else and playing against them now is going to be something different, definitely,” said Melissa Gellerman.
“It’s sad, but I’m excited to play against her and just like, it’s going to be fun, and it’s going to be nice to smile across the field and play against each other for one time,” said Sierra Batchelor.