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2020 Spring Team Previews: Softball

Posted on: April 22, 2020

Prior to the COVID-19 shutdown, we asked each of our spring head coaches to take a few minutes to preview the seasons, while also sharing how they’ve stayed engaged with their teams. In the fifth installment of a seven-part series, highly successful softball head coach Christy Gregory shares her thoughts.

2020 Varsity Roster

Top returning players
• Junior SS Olivia Craycraft (1st team All-ECC; .557 BA/39 R/49 H/10 2B/4 3B/18 RBI/25 SB)
• Junior LHP Sam Boothby (1st team All-ECC; .486 BA/9 R/35 H/8 2B/20 RBI/1 SB; 14-3 record/2.62 ERA/61 SO/93.1 IP)
• Junior 3B Emily Allphin (2nd team All-ECC; .452 BA/20 R/38 H/13 2B/1 3B/5 HR/41 RBI)
• Sophomore OF Taylor Stemmerding (2nd team All-ECC; .423 BA/27 R/30 H/11 2B/1 3B/2 HR/24 RBI/2 SB)
• Sophomore 2B Kaitlyn Bibb (.299 BA/20 R/20H/2 2B/2 3B/6 RBI/2 SB)
• Senior RHP Hillary Huffer (4-4 record/2.28 ERA/50 SO/58.1 IP)

Promising newcomers
• Freshman OF Madison Fugate
• Freshman INF/OF Kara Pucke
• Freshman INF/OF Avery Fielman

Coach Gregory’s thoughts
“We have very HIGH expectations for this season. We want to go through the ECC undefeated and win Regionals!”

Coach Gregory Q&A
How are you staying in touch with your players during this time?
“We have Google meetings and stay updated with each other via group chats.”

Share something fun you've done/have planned with your players virtually;
“I visited every player to deliver a special sign/message. We also created a video of “bloopers” that went viral!.”

Click here to see the video which was featured on social media and picked up by Cincinnati.com.