Marceline’s Ireland Bloss and Emma Cathey Sign With NCMC Softball

Two more Marceline Lady Tigers will continue their softball career collegiately. Ireland Bloss and Emma Cathey have signed with North Central Missouri College.

That was Bloss followed by Cathey. Both had key moments in each of Marceline’s state championship victories over Sherwood. Bloss hit two home runs in the ’21 game.

In ’22, the Lady Tigers never led until a go-ahead RBI single by Cathey in the top of the seventh. She said her approach to the at-bat wasn’t any different.

Cathey said it took a lot of work for Marceline to accomplish back-to-back state titles.

Bloss said she put in consistent extra work outside of practice.

Bloss and Cathey join a NCMC roster that includes two other former Lady Tigers in Cassi Rodgers and Addison Huber, who signed last year.