Anderson enjoys one last softball moment

Kamber Anderson picked up her cellphone and called her dad on a Thursday afternoon in mid-April. She wanted to share the news about a day she never thought would come.

“I couldn’t stop crying,” Anderson said. “I was excited. It was more like an emotional, happy cry.”

Tears of joy are understandable. This, after all, wasn’t an ordinary opportunity for Anderson, the former Navarre softball standout who has been sidelined the past two years with injuries.

Anderson dreamed of playing for Pensacola State. It’s been a hope for her since she signed a letter of intent with the Pirates during her senior year of high school.

First, a back injury derailed that dream. Then it was a wrist injury. A cyst had to be removed from it. Because of the difficulty of getting it out, her wrist wasn’t in any shape for her to be able to get back to playing the game she loves.

Yet, here she was on the day before the regular season finale for the Pirates, filled with joy because her coach told her she was going to get to play against Jefferson Davis April 14.

Read the full article in the April 27 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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