Former Kingwood High School softball standout Cassie McClure completed her career at the University of Nebraska with a big senior season.
The 2013 Texas 4A-5A Player of the Year as a senior at Kingwood and three-time district MVP ended her college career at Nebraska ranked second in program history with 13 career saves.
McClure expressed her gratitude on social media to all those who made it possible.
“Little did I know that after 17 years of playing, the sport I love has come to an end,” she said on Instagram. “I would like to thank my teammates of past and present for being my family, my parents for never stopping their belief in me, and for Nebraska giving me a second opportunity to play the sport I love one last time. Forever grateful forever humble.”
After a stellar four years at Kingwood, McClure played one year at Texas Tech before transferring to Nebraska where she became one of only four pitchers in school history to be a two-time, first-team all-region selection.
This past season, McClure made 34 appearances in the circle for Nebraska, including 20 starts. She tied for the team lead in wins (11) and saves (3) and went 4-3 with a 3.41 ERA in Big Ten play.
In four seasons at the collegiate level, McClure posted a 37-23 record with a 3.80 ERA, striking out 241 batters over 376 innings pitched. At the plate, she hit .311 with 20 home runs, 25 doubles and 123 RBIs in 469 official plate appearances.
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