Athlete of the Week: Kelly Barnhill - Pope Softball
by MDJ staff
August 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 3963 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Staff / Kelly J. Huff

Pope senior pitcher Kelly Barnhill found a way to break her own record of 21 strikeouts in a single game, and there are 21 outs to play with in a regulation seventh inning game.

Barnhill took advantage of the extra-inning game against River Ridge with 23 total strikeouts in an 1-0 win over the Lady Knights. She allowed just one hit and one base runner reached on a dropped third strike.

Position: Pitcher

Year: Senior

Strengths: Her rise ball is her best pitch

Working on: Currently developing a curve ball

College plans: Deciding between Florida and Stanford

What she loves about her sport: The way everyone can contribute to the team and how one player messing up or doing well doesn’t win or lose a game.

Her favorite softball memory: Over the summer with the East Cobb Bullets, I got to play a championship game of the Triple Crown that was televised.

Another sport she’d enjoy: Volleyball

Favorite thing to drink: Sweet tea

I describe myself as: I like to think I’m funny.

The furthest you’ve been away from home: China

Favorite celebrity athlete: Jenny Finch

Non athletic talent: She can speed read

Favorite Movie: Legally Blonde

Not many know that: Enjoys reading Japanese cartoons. 

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