Christian County's Griffin Joiner has signed a letter of intent to play her college softball at the University of Kentucky. Joiner chose UK over Louisville and Murray State, however she verballed to UK last year.
Joiner has the chance to leave Christian County as one of the best ever to play at the school, which is saying something given the tradition of the Lady Colonel program. Joiner is a career .461 hitter with 12 homers, 150 RBIs, and 71 extra base hits. She has struck out only 15 times in 483 career at bats.
Last year, Joiner hit .556 with 11 homers and 53 RBIs. Her average was the highest single-season batting average in school history.
Joiner was a second team all-state selection in both 2008 and 2009 and was first time all state last year in addition to being named to the state tournament all-tournament team.
Joiner also carries a 4.1 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, and was first team academic all-state for softball.
Griffin's high school coach is her father, David Joiner, who played college baseball at Vanderbilt and in the Mets minor league system.
David Joiner was a proud coach and father on Wednesday when Griffin made her college choice official. He talked about both her and Casey Castile's college future.