Freshman selected to compete in fastpitch showcase

By Tanya Chilton Staff Reporter

August 24, 2013

Paige Rideout, a freshmen at South Stokes High School, was selected to compete in the Queen of Diamonds Showcase South at Winthrop University on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

The QDSS is part of the Queen of Diamond’s Showcase events. It is the largest fast pitch softball showcases of its kind in the United States and attracts athletes from over 30 states and two Canadian Provinces.

It is in its seventh season and the Queen of Diamonds North, is in its 18th season.

Both events have more than 1,500 applicants. Approximately 264 athletes are selected to participate.

Applicants are selected based on several criteria including ability, potential, academics, graduation year, coaches requests/recommendations and referrals.

Rideout is a pitcher for the Yak Fastpitch Travel Ball team based out of High Point.

Rideout is the daughter of Bridgette Bunker Johnson of Walnut Cove and Kipp Rideout of Winston-Salem. She is the granddaughter to Faye Draughn and the late Scott Bunker of Mount Airy.