• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

Bailee Ramnes signs with Transylvania University

WCHS SENIOR BAILEE RAMNES signed her letter of intent to attend school and play softball for Transylvania University on Thursday, May 3. Pitcured from left: step-mother Kathy Ramnes, father Andy Ramnes, Bailee, mother Holly Land and step-father Chris Land. (Photo by Bill Caine)

Woodford County High School senior Bailee Ramnes signed her letter of intent to attend and play softball for Transylvania University at a ceremony in the WCHS cafeteria on Thursday, May 3.

“Normally I stand up and make a speech about one of our players and say, well I have coached this kid since she was wee high,” said WCHS Coach Les Anderson. “In Bailee's case, it's different. She came to Woodford County in her sophomore year and last year was my first time working with her. She had a little catching up to do at first but she is a determined young lady who worked very hard and now she can play anywhere or anytime for us. I know the staff at Transy is going to get a young lady who will be a be great on and off the field. We could not be more proud.”

Ramnes, who started to enjoy softball when she was 12 years old, said she started the season sad that her days of playing the game were coming to a close.

“When I got the word from the coaches at Transy that I could play for them, I was extremely happy. I'm not ready to stop playing so I am grateful for this chance, she said.”

When she transferred to WCHS, softball allowed Ramnes to make new friends. Being able to do meet her new teammates next season is something that she's excited about.

“One of the main factors that helped me decide to continue playing softball is the friendships that I have made through the game,” she said. “We go through so much together over the course of a season and the team relies on one another.

Ramnes said her time at Woodford County has helped shape her life.

The coaches and teammates have helped her become stronger and to focus on long and short-term goals, she said.

“The coaches work so hard with us. They want us to succeed and they want us to go to college and I cannot thank them enough for what they have done for me, said Ramnes.”

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