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Alford joins former teammate in Atlanta

Callie Alford

Callie Alford

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Courtesy of GSU Athletics

Callie Alford, former Heritage High School player and currently with Georgia State University

ATLANTA -- Former Heritage star Callie Alford is about to make the transition to major college softball.

Alford, the former Region 8-AAAA player of the year and all-state selection for the Patriots, begins her freshman season when Georgia State opens against Longwood Feb. 11.

Alford will once again team up with Whitney Phillips, a former Heritage infielder in her junior season with the Panthers. Phillips hit .287 (41 of 143) as a sophomore and led the team with 16 stolen bases.