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Kirsten Lightel

New-look Polar Bears clicking midway through Florida trip

Mar 08, 2018 - Comments: 0

After three straight days of doubleheaders at the Sunkissed Games in Kissimmee, Fla. -- six games crammed into a span of 72 hours -- the ONU softball team got Wednesday off to rest.

They deserved it, after all. They’re undefeated.

Northern is 6-0, the program’s best start since 2009, when they began the season 13-0 and would eventually advance to the NCAA Div. III Championships.

‘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.

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.  

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