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Pullom inks softball scholarship

SELMA — Southside High School’s softball program is two years old, but already has a player headed to college on scholarship.

Learnesha Pullom signed a deal with Concordia College on Wednesday at the school.

“I have to represent Southside and my family,” Pullom said. “I wanted to stay at home. I have my family and friends for support.”

What makes the scholarship even more interesting is Pullom has played softball since she was 8 years old, but grew up playing slow-pitch.

Pullom played third base for the Panthers and said she also received interest from Auburn, Alabama State and Wallace Community College.

Southside coach April O’Neal said Pullom is dedicated to the sport and will be a good asset to Concordia.

“We started the program with 27and only nine stayed,” O’Neal said. “She got hurt in the second to last game of the season and had to go to the emergency room, but she pushed herself to play in the area tournament. She showed resilience.”

Pullom said she plans to study education.