LONE GROVE — During the regular season, Taleigh Nail always had a knack for coming through when her teammates needed her the most whether it was at the plate or in the infield.

LONE GROVE — During the regular season, Taleigh Nail always had a knack for coming through when her teammates needed her the most whether it was at the plate or in the infield.

Tuesday afternoon, her teammates returned the favor to her in a special way.

Nail’s Lady Horns family were just a few of the many guests at the Lone Grove High School library to witness the standout player sign her National Letter of Intent to play softball for the Murray State College Lady Aggies in Tishomingo.

“This is very exciting for me,” Nail said. “Not very many people get to go on to the next level. I’m very blessed to have the opportunity to do this. I really like the way Coach (Aaron) Mullins runs the program. He’s going to make the program a lot better than it was previously and that’s something I’m very excited about.”

This season, Nail made sure she went out with a bang along with her teammates, making the state tournament for the second time in her career.

Nail finished her senior season with a .471 batting average to go with a .521 on base percentage.

She also had 49 hits for year along with 15 doubles, 39 RBI, three home runs and 36 runs scored.

Lone Grove finished the season with an overall record of 30-6, which included an undefeated district championship, a regional championship and a state runner-up finish.

“Coach (Jimmy) Miller is definitely someone who stands out to me during my time at Lone Grove,” Nail said. “He’s helped me so much from my freshman year until now. I couldn’t thank him anymore for how he’s helped me grow as a player and a person as well.”

With Nail signing her NLI, it marks the third Lady Horns member in the span of a week to commit to play college softball joining Sami Skelly (Oklahoma) and Brooklyn Mason (Oklahoma Baptist).