Yasin pitches to a pair of victories

By Ray Conner
Sports Editor

Former Kern Valley standout softball player Ashley Yasin pitched her way to winning twice in one day.

Yasin playing for the Hesston College Larks in Hesston, Kansas collected a pair of wins over Southeast Community College, Beatrice, Neb.

Her pitching in game one dominated the Storm and kept them off base. She retired 14 batters on strikes as the Larks won the game easily 7-1.

In game two, after the Larks fell behind Yasin came in and allowed her teammates to get back in the game. They eventually won the game 9-6 after trailing 6-2. Yasin struck out four more batters to raise her total to 18 on the day.

“Ashley had a night to remember, for sure,” said Hesston College head Coach Andy Sharp. “It was good to come from behind and get a win. I thought we were close to scoring early in game two.

Our lineup did an excellent job of staying focused on getting quality at bats instead of trying to get everything back in one swing. We put pressure on their defense and were able to get the win.”

Note: Quote courtesy of Hesston College Softball website.

Yasin with her strikeouts raised her total to 65 on the season as of Feb. 27. Those 65 K’s lead the nation in Division 2 according to the njcaa.org website. She has 11 more strikeouts than her closest competitor.

So far this season, Yasin has appeared in nine games, with seven starts.

Her record stands at 5-3 with an era of 3.79. Yasin has six complete games and one shutout.

She has pitched 48 innings, allowing 57 hits, 42 runs, 26 earned and walked 18 batters. Her Ks per game is 9.48.