The VMA Girls Fastpitch softball team is off to a 2-2 start. After losing to Lloyd 8-3 and Williamstown 9-2 to begin the season, the girls have put up two impressive offensive days to beat Silver Grove 14-3 and Calvary 14-1.
Leading the way at the plate is Anna Wagner (C/8th grade), Abby Bittlinger (RF/Junior) and Brooke Meier (P/8th grade). Anna is hitting .500 with 3 doubles and 3 RBI. Abby has a .571 batting average with 7 RBI and 2 doubles. Brooke is hitting .600 with 15 RBI, 2 doubles, 2 triples and 3 home runs.
Charissa Junker (2B/Senior) with 4 runs, .529 OB% and Alexa Meier (1B/Junior) with 4 runs, .287 avg., .375 OB% are setting the table for the hitters down the lineup.
Defensively, Barbs (Kylee) Newman (CF/Senior), Gabrielle Schulte (SS/Junior), and Charissa are playing stellar defense turning 3 double plays so far this season. Brooke, in her 3rd year as starting pitcher, is performing well, with a 2-2 record so far while recording 25 strikeouts in 24 innings.
The team roster has a lot of depth and experience returning, anchored by Co-Captain Kylie (Bobby) Sharp (3B/Senior), as well as Anna Bosley (IF/Freshman), Molly Deane (IF-OF/7th grade) and Camdyn Meier (OF/5th grade).
We are excited to have newcomers Paulette Moser/Senior, Libby Califf/Senior, Caroline Dosker/Sophmore, Emily Egbers/8th grade and Mia Wheatley/Freshman, who have brought a tremendous amount of speed and athleticism giving the coaching staff a lot of in game options