New Orleans, Louisiana 2020-11-21 11:17:00 –
Three Northside Christian softball prominent figures recently signed an intention to continue their careers at the next level.
Kelsey Gaspar (McNeese State University), Mackenzie Dorodi (UAB) and Morgan Rubiere (Angerina Junior College) make a 9-1 start on the North Side last season before COVID-19 cancels the rest of the spring sport. Contributed.
“Kelsey is a tremendous asset in every aspect of the game,” said Northside Christian coach Ryan Hanaglyph. “She’s a great kid working really hard, and that’s what it shows. It’s clear.
“She was a very strong and aggressive player and was hired primarily as a catcher and third baseman, especially after Mackenzie moved here from Jota, she did more shortstops for us.”
As a sophomore, Gaspar had a batting average of .669 and was selected as a Class C First Team Allstate. She was also selected from all states as a freshman.
“Kelsey is a very smart batter,” Hanaglyph said. “She doesn’t make many mistakes. She’s strong, angle-focused, and is considered a power hitter.”
As a freshman in Jota, Dorodi deliberately walked 17 times with a batting average of .533 with 17 home runs and 63 RBIs.
“McKenzie had to sit in the second grade after the transfer,” Hanaglyph said. “She is a big, strong, very athletic kid with very strong arms. She is a big threat behind the plate and on the plate.”
According to Hanaglyph, Drodi can throw the ball at speeds of over 80 mph, which is a big challenge for opponents looking to steal.
“On the plate, she can make the ball muscular from the park, even if she makes a mistake,” Hanaglyph said. “Children respect her. She is a great leader who plays with the best travel softball, the best and the best, every weekend.”
Rubiere was 8-0 last spring with 52 strikeouts in 35 innings and 0.80 in ERA before the season suddenly ended.
“Several schools in Division I examined Morgan, but she decided to play JUCO first and then get the last two years at a larger school,” Hanagriff said.
“She does a great job in the circle as a power pitcher using 5-6 different pitches. She can run up to 65 mph and knuckle changes are off the table. Her changes Is deadly. “
Hanaglyph is optimistic that his talented team will have the opportunity to play the full season.
“It was very difficult with COVID-19,” he said. “Last year we had the chance to achieve it like anyone else. We’ve been to sulfur for the past three years.
“We were runner-ups in Division V in 2017. We won in 2018 and lost the final in the 2019 Heartbreaker. Last year we were planning to bring the trophy home. Children mourn. It’s dark. “
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