Maggie Four, the top bowler at Andalusia High School, bleeds the cardinal, white and will add green after signing a patriotic letter of intent with softball at Enterprise State Wednesday.
Softball has been a big part of her life since she was young. She started taking throwing lessons at the age of eight and played travel ball constantly.
“I started playing softball when I was five years old and have been playing ever since. I am a very competitive person. I have always enjoyed the intense competition that softball brings,” Fore said.
She is looking forward to becoming a member of Boll Weevils. “ESCC is very suitable for me due to its proximity to home. It gives me independence and allows me to continue my football career in a new environment.”
Fore added that Enterprise State was a perfect fit because it liked the small school environment. She is currently hesitant about her major after ESCC but is considering a degree in Journalism or English.
“Semester preparation will allow me to maintain my focus while also committing to my sport. I plan to transfer to a four-year university after that to complete my studies.”
She has high hopes for her final high school season with Andalusia under AHS coach Anthony Mikel. “I’m looking forward to having a great season with my fellow seniors and enjoying our last ride on dirt together,” said Fore.
“Maggie is a wonderful young woman and she has grown a lot. I have known her since she was probably five years old playing lawn ball. She started with us in seventh grade and she has grown tremendously. She has an incredible work ethic and loves the game and her teammates. It has been a privilege to coach her. I honestly believe That Maggie will be a pillar and asset to the Enterprise State as she was to us in Andalusia. I wish her and her family all the best. “I’d hate to see her go, but she has to spread her wings and she’ll make it to the moon,” said Mikel.
Playing under Mikel’s supervision has laid the foundation for competition at the next level. “Coach Mikel has always been one to help me calm my emotions in difficult situations. I am grateful to him for not failing to remind me to play for the love of the game.”
In addition to playing with Andalusia, Furr is also a member of the Adiktiv Elite Travel Ball team. “I am also grateful to my Adiktiv Elite travel ball organization for allowing me to develop in the game,” she said.
Addictive Elite Travel coach David Hutchinson has coached Fore for the past three seasons.
“When Maggie joined the throwing rotation, she quickly became one of our strongest arms and got us into difficult situations. She was also a rookie defensive player and never left the field. She was a tremendous contributor and was always up and down the lineup with a great presence on the board. The biggest thing I can say about Maggie is her character. She is willing to do anything to help her team. I love how she is a really big competition who wants to win at any cost. She grew up the right way with a very dedicated family and makes a great teammate. Kids these days are more than me, me, me, while Maggie has always been spinning. About the team. She is as happy with the success of her teammates as hers.”
When asked about her biggest achievement to date, Fore said her academics are important to her success. “I have been able to maintain high grades while enrolling in honors classes. I have also received continuous training to excel as a softball player and prepare for my future.”
She has been extremely grateful to her family throughout her softball journey.
“My parents and grandparents have supported me from the start whether it is driving me away for hours to tournaments or hitting me with softballs in the backyard,” said Fore. “I wouldn’t be who I am today without them.”
Fro is a double threat with Lady Bulldogs and plays a number of positions. When she’s not in the circle, she places positions in first base, left field, or right field.
She is the daughter of Willie and Amanda Faure and has two younger sisters: Molly and Madeline. “Softball is very close to my heart, and I am grateful to continue my love of the game at ESCC,” said Faure.