Caylee Comer, who still has her senior season ahead of her, already ranks among the top three home run hitters in Brighton softball history with 24.
That’s one of the reasons she signed with Northwest Mississippi Community College Friday morning.
“I just do it to help the team,” Comer said. “Hitting is something that makes me happy. I doesn’t have to be a home run. It can be a single or a double. That fires me up. I’m not really tracking the home runs, but when they come they’re pretty great.”
Early in her career, he softball future was in doubt. She missed her freshman seasons after suffering an ACL injury. Comer more than made up for that time lost over the last two seasons.
“I had to work my butt off to get back on the field,” Comer said. “I knew I wasn’t going to work for nothing. I wanted to work for something. It was always to play ball and play college ball.”
“She’s worked really hard,” said Brighton head coach Robin Jacobs.
Emily Stewart, a BHS assistant, said, “She’s very dedicated. She works on her game during the season and the offseason.”
Chelsea Bramlett, who was then the head coach at Lewisburg High School, noticed Comer when Brighton played her team. When she became Northwest’s coach last August she made Comer a recruiting priority.
“I really liked the campus already,” Comer said. “Once Coach Bramlett got the position she started talking to me a lot more, sent some emails to me and my coaches. I just fell in love the coaching staff, the schools, the girls, just everything. It felt like it was where I needed to be going.”