Taylor Pannell--a third baseman/shortstop from Milan, Illinois who plays for the Beverly Bandits organization and is a verbal commit to Auburn as of January 2018--is one of our talented group of bloggers for Extra Inning Softball and today reaches out to several other top recruits, who committed prior to the Early Recruiting rule changes, to ask a deep question:
“If you had to be remembered for one thing in softball what would it be?”
Taylor was one of the Top 10 players in the Class of 2022 Elite 100 rankings and we first met her in an Extra Star Power feature. Since then she’s done blogs ranging from why it's so important to return to So Cal for the PGF Nationals to the importance of role models (and how others feel she is one).
Here’s her latest contribution and it’s a good one!
My answer to the question is:
“I don’t want to be remembered for all the hits or bases I stole (that would be nice) but I want to be remembered for being the loudest, most energetic, and the most outgoing on the field! I want be the person that everyone can’t stop watching because of the way I play not how I play (even though that helps). I want to be remembered as the teammate that everybody loves to be around, that makes people laugh, who is always positive, and who picks everyone up after a bad game.”
“I would want to be remembered not just for my ability, but for being a supportive teammate because character lasts a lot longer than your ability.”
-- pitcher Savannah Geurin, Diamond Sports Hotshots (2022, verbal to Oklahoma)