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Skaggs to be inducted into Kentucky Prep Softball Hall of Fame

SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County High School graduate Hannah Skaggs has been selected for induction into the Kentucky Prep Softball Hall of Fame.

The 2022 Kentucky Prep Softball Hall of Fame Class is made up of the following individuals: Audrey Dodd (Miss Softball), McCracken County High School; Christine Garnett (Coach), Harrison County High School; Kelsey Gravens, Bullitt East High School; Calli Hendrickson, Corbin High School; Hannah Skaggs, Magoffin County High School; McKenzie Vanover, Ashland High School; Bailey Vick, McCracken County High School.

“This is something I never imagined getting into, but I am extremely honored and thankful to have been selected,” said Skaggs. “I was blessed with so many people who helped me throughout my softball career and I’m very thankful for all of them.”

Skaggs is one of Magoffin County High School’s top all-time student-athletes. Currently a medical school student, Skaggs excelled as a pitcher in both high school and college.

Skaggs ended her high school career with 74 wins, eight no-hitters, 25 shutouts and a career ERA of .169. She managed to dominate as a high school pitcher despite missing the entire 2015 season (torn ACL) and the 2016 postseason (torn ACL). Skaggs suffered a torn ACL twice during her high school career.

Enjoying early success in the circle, Skaggs pitched a no-hitter versus Pikeville when she was a seventh grader in 2011.

The Magoffin County standout’s prep softball honors included: 2011 All-15th Region Tournament Team, 2013 All-57th District Tournament Team, 2013 All-15th Region Tournament Team, 2013 Class 1A All-State Team, 2013 All-A Classic Statewide All-Tournament Team, 2014 Class 2A First Team All-State, 2016 Class 1A Player of the Year, 2016 Region 15 Player of the Year, 2016 Class 1A First Team All-State, 2016 KHSAA/Midway University Female Athlete of the Year (Softball).

Skaggs was selected for the East/West All-Star Game in 2016 but couldn’t participate in the event due to a torn ACL.
Following high school, Skaggs starred as a pitcher for the University of Pikeville softball program. She holds UPIKE Softball records for most wins in a single season and most career wins. Skaggs thrived over a four-year career in college. She was named All-Mid-South Conference Second Team in 2018.

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