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The Lake News Online
  • Two Camdenton softball pitchers head to Mizzou recruiting camp

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  • Two lake area softball players will be headed to Columbia, Mo. on Saturday, Dec. 14 to attend a recruiting camp.
    Camdenton's Kelly Uthe and Kylee Compton, having finished their first season of playing at the high school level a month ago, will make their way to the Top 50 Recruits Camp hosted by the University of Missouri's softball program.
    The two were invited to attend the camp with just 48 other girls from around the country.
    Those invited will demonstrate their skills by performing a number of drills as well as playing in an actual game while attending, in order to allow the Missouri softball program to get a look at some of the top prospects for recruitment and scholarship purposes.
    Compton and Uthe both play for the Tanel 360 Missouri travel ball team, and their coaches, Rob Selander and Allen Rakes, will both be in attendance at the camp to provide support and advice.
    "This is a real honor for these two girls, and an opportunity most players only dream of," Selander said. "It just shows how much hard work and dedication pays off."
    "We couldn't be more proud of these girls and all they have accomplished," Rakes said. "Most softball organizations are thrilled if just one player makes it to a Division I prospect level, let alone two from the same team."
    Compton and Uthe both play softball year round for Tanel 360 and also started as varsity pitchers for the Camdenton Lady Lakers this season.

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