Franklin- East Central High School 2012 graduate Paige Wiedeman has committed to play softball at Franklin College. Franklin competes in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference at the NCAA Division III level.
Wiedeman, a left-handed, leadoff slap hitter with speed, played outfield in high school for head coaches Heather Zins and John Roth.
Her dedication and love for the game helped her amass some impressive statistics during her senior season: a .356 batting average, 43 total bases, 18 runs scored, three doubles, four triples and a .478 slugging percentage.
Wiedeman hit .414 in conference with three triples which secured her an All-EIAC position plus other local honors. She was EC’s most improved player in 2011.
Wiedeman was very solid defensively as a center fielder. She had a .982 fielding percentage with only one error, 49 putouts and six assists.
Paige is the daughter of Stan and Kim Wiedeman of Batesville. She plans to major in Criminal Justice and Sociology.
Along with being a four-year varsity softball player at East Central, Wiedeman was also a three year varsity soccer letter winner for the Lady Trojans. She is looking forward to playing softball at Franklin under the direction of new head coach Butch Zike.
SEI Local Sports congratulates Paige and wishes her the very best both athletically and academically at Franklin.