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Port Barre High senior softball player Emma Krow is surrounded by her teammates Friday afternoon after she announced her intention to play college softball for Centenary.

Photo by Bobby Ardoin

Contributing Writer

It seems as though Emma Krow is about to enter the best of both worlds.

Her long range plans include medical school and eventually overseeing orthopedic procedures.

With that in mind Krow thinks at this point that the portal to her future begins on the softball diamond at Centenary.

Her intentions were revealed during a Friday afternoon ceremony in the Port Barre High library where Krow announced her plans to play softball at the Division III university.

Krow, a senior pitcher and middle infielder for Port Barre, said following her announcement that the academic atmosphere at Centenary should enable her to transition into medical school.

“Centenary graduates are 94 percent able to get into medical school and that is what I want to do. I plan to become an orthopedic surgeon. I have had several surgeries and after undergoing those, I decided I wanted to become a surgeon,” she added.

Krow expects to perform in the pitcher’s circle at Centenary. There is also a chance, she said, that she may play somewhere in the infield.

The pitching resume for Krow contains college level variety.

Port Barre High softball coach Jacques Soileau said Krow can throw curve balls, various off-speed pitches as well as sinkers and rise balls.

Last season Krow was a second team Class 2A all-state selection in addition to being chosen as a first team performer on the District 6-2A team.

Soileau said Krow’s signature on a college scholarship marks the beginning of a new era for his program.
“I have several other girls right now who are talented and have the potential to play at the next level,” Soileau pointed out.