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BOARDMAN OH- Varsity softball is always depicted as a massive step up from the levels below it. You can imagine then how hard the transition can be for student athletes. It makes it particularly impressive when freshmen come in and make immediate impacts. That is exactly what Boardman freshman Tori Strines has done.

Tori has become crucial to the Spartans success this season. You could call it a pleasant surprise. Coming into the fall, not too many people in the program would have guessed that Strines would enter May as the team leader in innings pitched. Strines is sitting at 70.2 innings pitched. She has struck out 62, and currently has an ERA of 2.97.  So far the performance that may have solidified how impressive she is was actually a loss. Tori Strines tied the circle against Massillon Jackson. On the other side in the circle, the Polar Bears featured Purdue commit Julia Gossett. Tori went toe to toe with her the whole game, and ended up being a tough luck loser in a 1-0 decision.

Tori took the time to join YSN’s Running Point to give us an insight into her freshman season. She talks to Anthony Hartwig, and Ty Bartell about what it’s been like making a sudden impact, the biggest thing she’s learned over the year, and much more. Do yourself a favor and check out the latest Boardman softball player profile.

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