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.
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.