Smith-Cotton High School senior Taylor Ditzfeld has accepted an athletic scholarship to play softball at Stephens College in Columbia.

Ditzfeld, the daughter of Lisa and Steve Ditzfeld, is a four-year varsity starter and letter winner.

She twice was selected for the Ozark Independent All-Conference team and the All-District team at shortstop. Over her Lady Tigers career, she had a .390 batting average. During her senior year, she hit .379 with 13 singles, six doubles, three triples and three home runs, for an OPS of 1.120.

S-C Softball Head Coach Josh Dawson said: “I am very proud and excited for Taylor. She is a great competitor and tremendous athlete. She will be greatly missed but I am excited for her to start the next step in her playing career at Stephens College.”

In the photos: Smith-Cotton High senior shortstop Taylor Ditzfeld has accepted an athletic scholarship to play softball at Stephens College in Columbia. Seated with her at the table are her parents, Lisa and Steve Ditzfeld. Back row, from left: S-C High Principal Wade Norton, S-C Softball Head Coach Josh Dawson, sister Rylee Ditzfeld, grandfather Ron Ditzfeld, Stephens College Softball Head Coach Emily Kingsolver and S-C Softball Assistant Coach Amy Miller.

Smith-Cotton senior Taylor Ditzfeld focuses on an incoming pitch during the Lady Tigers matchup with Eldon on Sept. 24, 2019, at Centennial Park. Ditzfeld finished the season with a ,379 batting average.

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