Benton All-Parish softball star Abi Cole signs with Butler (Kansas) Community College

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Benton All-Parish infielder Abi Cole has signed with Butler (Kansas) Community College.

Cole will join a Butler program that went 53-4 last season and won its first NJCAA Division I national championship.

Cole batted .308 with 11 doubles, two home runs and 14 RBI last season. Benton finished 17-15 and was runner-up to state champion North DeSoto in its District 1-4A division.

Benton, the No. 21 seed, fell to No. 5 seed Neville 3-2 in eight innings in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. There was just one senior on last season’s team.

Russell Hedges/Press-Tribune Benton All-Parish softball player Abi Cole is surrounded by her family and teammates during a signing ceremony Tuesday morning. Cole signed with Butler (Kansas) Community College.
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Benton All-Parish softball player Abi Cole is surrounded by her family and teammates during a signing ceremony Tuesday morning. Cole signed with Butler (Kansas) Community College.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com