My best friend just called to tell me that his daughter Kara, who I went and saw play softball a few weeks ago, just won the state all star team championship and, in the process, pitched a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts in 4 innings (they won 19-0, so the game was called due to a mercy rule). The girl is 9 years old and pitches nearly 50 mph (I'm told that the top college softball pitchers throw in the low 60s) and gave up something like 4 or 5 hits the entire season. She's a badass.
Awesome performance by the youngster. I'm glad on not going to be on the whiffing end of her fastball anytime soon, primarily since she's in another country and another league (in more ways than one!
I don't really watch ESPN so I'm wondering if maybe they did a spot on her? They don't normally cover non-professional unless it's a championship (like the little league world series) or some outstanding performance. She had both!
Maybe Sports Illustrated. They do a Faces in the Crowd feature each week that highlights an amateur athlete that otherwise might not get exposure.
Well she didn't make ESPN, but she did make the Marquette Mining Journal - the tournament took place in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which is a tad bit out of the way and cut off from the world. But they spelled her name wrong.