Softball News & Highlights
April 30, 2013
Fair, Williams Named To All-Conference Teams
Eastern's Janelle Fair (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central) and Kasey Williams (Strasburg, Pa./Pequea Valley) earned a spot on the Freedom Conference's second team.
Fair was honored as an All-Freedom pitcher while Williams was named to the team as an infielder.
Williams had an impressive rookie season, batting .343 with five doubles and 13 RBIs. Her slugging percentage (.441) was second best on the team, behind Fair. Williams' batting average was good enough for a top-20 finish in the conference.
Head coach Brittany Stroop that a young player like Williams will help move the program forward over the next three years. "As a coaching staff we knew that Kasey had the capability of being an impact player right away," she said. "What's exciting is that the rest of the conference recognized her as an impact player."
Janelle Fair was named to the Freedom Conference first team the last two years. Stroop commented that it was an honor for Fair to be recognized again as a senior. "She's shown that she is one of the dominant pitchers in the league," Stroop said.
Fair pitched more innings than any other pitcher in the conference. Fair threw 202.0 innings in 32 appearances. The next closest pitcher threw 137.2. Fair struck out 169 batters (0.84 K/ inn.), and the second highest strike out total in the conference was 99.
Coach Stroop said that while Fair has had impressive batting numbers through her career, she was still dedicated to improving her offensive game in her senior season. As a batter, Fair finished fifth in the league in batting average (.417) and second in the league in home runs (9).
Stroop added that Fair, a graduating senior, should be recognized for her impact on Eastern University Softball, on and off the field, and called Fair the embodiment of Eastern Softball's "Together As One" motto.
Updated: Friday, 24 May 2013