With the start of her final softball season a week away, Cedar Ridge senior Ava Lowry formally signed with North Carolina Wesleyan during a ceremony at the Red Wolves Auxiliary Gymnasium on Monday night. Lowry has a career batting average of .453. Last season, she had an average of .550 during 14 games. Lowry started 17 games in her freshman year in 2019, when the Red Wolves won a share of the Big 8 Championship. Last year, Lowry was All-Big 8 Conference and All-State. Ava started playing softball when she was seven years old. Formally a member of the Lady Blues travel team, she now plays for the Stars Gold. Lowry shares the same side of the infield with third baseman Takia Nichols, who has signed to play with North Carolina Central. In addition, Lowry is a member of the American Red Cross. On Monday, Cedar Ridge will start its season against Cardinal Gibbons at Red Wolves Softball Stadium.