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‘K’ is for Kirsten, now

Apr 13, 2017 - Comments: 0

Just two Sundays ago, on a pleasant afternoon with temperatures in the mid-60s, Kirsten Lightel was on the brink of history.

She needed one more strikeout to become Ohio Northern’s career leader in Ks. The junior had already retired 10 batters that day, but number 11 was the big one. With one out in the top of the seventh inning, John Carroll’s Angie Zappitelli, batting .365, was the next potential victim of history.

Northern's magical run ends in title game: My thoughts from press row

May 03, 2015 - Comments: 0
Senior Taylor Manahan bats during Sunday's OAC championship game. (ONU Sports Information photo)

The Ohio Northern softball team fell to Heidelberg in the championship game of the OAC tournament on Sunday afternoon by a score of 9-3. The Polar Bears had to fight their way back from a loss in their first tournament game, winning three in a row to make it to the title game. Freshman pitcher Kirsten Lightel threw 34 innings over the span of 50 hours this weekend, and the Bears fell one win short of an NCAA tournament birth.

Don't feed the Bears: Young softball team rolling

Apr 09, 2015 - Comments: 0
The Bears get pumped up before their game against Heidelberg on March 21, 2015. (ONU Sports Information Photo)

The ONU softball team features ten freshmen, many of whom see the field regularly, but that hasn't stopped them from competing in the OAC. Actually, much the opposite.  

Northern Review Sports Podcast: Gia Saturday

Apr 09, 2015 - Comments: 0
Saturday plays shortstop for the Bears, who are 15-6  (6-2 in OAC). (Northern Review photo/ Grant Pepper)

This week we sat down with Gia Saturday, a freshman shortstop on the softball team. Saturday leads the Polar Bears with 27 RBIs, and she has a crush on Luke Bryan.

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