(4-23-17) This week’s SSN National Softball Player of the Week is South Adams’ (Ind) Pitcher (Senior) Kaitlin Augsberger.
In three starts this week Augsberger struck out 18, 17 and 18 hitters to lead the Starfires to three wins.
On Tuesday night South Adams beat Homestead 2-0, Augsberger struck out 18 and gave up just one hit.
Starfires Head Coach Jessie O’Dell
Anytime we can go to Homestead and defeat a program of that size and ability is an accomplishment.
And then Katelin was Katelin. Homestead is a good program, but Katelin was not intimidated by who they were, but came into the game with attitude of “this is who we are!” She is a competitive kid. She throws hard and her ball moves. Plain and simple she is hard to hit. She can paste both parts of the plate. We have also defended the bunt very well too. Pitching strikes and playing defense is the name of the game. Right now we are doing a great job of that. Katelin is a big reason for that. Her hard work and time she has put into the years of lessons and summer ball has really paid off for her. She is special.
Augsberger would follow that up Thursday in the opening conference game in a 6-1 win over Bluffton with 17 K’s, giving up just 1 runs on three hits.
To finish off the week she struck out 18 in a Saturday 6-0 win over Lakewood Park with 18 K’s.
Her season stats are quite impressive:
4 earned runs
Congratulations Katelin on your 1 hit, 18 K performance vs. Homestead @StarfireSoftbal won 2-0 pic.twitter.com/1cILTMEs4O
— Coach Ryan Bolyn (@StFrancissftbal) April 19, 2017
Katelin Augsburger has signed her letter of intent to continue her playing career at the University of Saint Francis (Ind).
From last season-