Submitted by Russell Gaddy:
Courtney Gaddy, Cave Spring HS, has recently been selected to compete in the Queen of Diamonds Showcase South (QDSS) in Rock Hill, SC September 4-6 for the Second year in a row. The QDSS, now in its’ 4th season, is the second largest fastpitch softball showcase in the US. It is held at Winthrop University, attracting athletes from 33 states and 2 Canadian Provinces. Its’ sister showcase, the Queen of Diamonds North, in its 17th season, was the first and largest showcase in the nation. Over 2000 talented athletes apply to the QDSS each year. This showcase is very unique as athletes actually ‘apply to’ this event individually and are selected based on many criteria ranging from ability, potential, academics, grad year, coaches requests and referrals. Courtney, who plays Second Base for Cave Spring HS also plays for the Class Action Scrappers .
“I am excited about attending the QDSS again this Sept. It was an awesome experience last year as I was able to play with and against so many good players”, Courtney said.