SULPHUR — During her time as a Sulphur Lady Bulldog athlete, Abby Beck has always been known for her signature smile, and her strength on the softball field as well as the basketball court.

SULPHUR — During her time as a Sulphur Lady Bulldog athlete, Abby Beck has always been known for her signature smile, and her strength on the softball field as well as the basketball court.   On Friday morning, she was able to show it was all worth it.   In front of a packed house at the new Sulphur Fieldhouse, the Lady Bulldogs standout put pen-to-paper on a National Letter of Intent to play college softball for Murray State College in Tishomingo for the Lady Aggies.   Beck will join a long list of local players who have signed to suit up for the Lady Aggies in recent years, which includes one of her former teammates in Savannah Ashford.   “I’ve been working hard for this day for a very long time,” Beck said. “This is really exciting for me. Coming from Sulphur, Murray State just felt like home to me. I love the girls on the team and all the coaches. It’s definitely a big help having so many area players on the team already, that’s made me feel very comfortable.”   “We’ve had a lot of success since I’ve been at Sulphur,” Beck added. “I’ve been very blessed to have gotten to be apart of some special teams in softball and basketball. The success I’ve had here is only going to make me work that much harder in college for it.”   For her career at Sulphur, Beck finished with a .364 batting average at the plate, which included a .448 on base percentage.   Her .431 average during her freshman was the highest of her career, along with a .492 on base percentage. This season she hit six home runs with 32 RBI’s as the Lady Bulldogs made the state quarterfinals in Class 3A.   She totaled 15 home runs along with 153 hits and 142 RBI’s with 118 runs scored.   Beck has been a member of numerous state tournament teams in fast and slow pitch softball, and hit the game winning shot to send the Lady Bulldogs basketball team back to the state tournament this past spring for the first time since 2013.   Abby said she plans on studying something business related with the goal of going into graphic design when she enters into college.