YOUNGSTOWN OH- Ursuline softball has been rolling this season. The Irish have quickly become one of the top teams in the area, winning 18 games in a row before losing their first. The Irish are ranked #1 in Division III. They also are the one seed in the northeast district for tournaments. A big reason for Ursuline’s success is the leadership and dominance of their senior pitcher Emily Holland. Holland as become a mainstay for the Irish inside the circle, and also has brought power and consistency to their lineup. Holland has plenty of experience not just with Ursuline, but with travel ball. That experience shines through when you watch Holland play.
Holland has put up impressive numbers not just in the circle, but at the plate as well. In the circle Holland has thrown 61.2 IP. That leads the team. She has a ERA of 2.04. Holland has struck out 56 and walked 14. She has only given up 18 earned runs on the season. At the plate Emily is hitting at a clip of .477. Holland has hit 3 HR and knocked in 27 RBI.
Holland also fields her position well, only making 2 errors this season. Emily has signed on to play softball at the next level with Old Dominion. The Panthers just won the Great Midwest Championship, so Holland is stepping in to an already successful program.
Emily took the time to chat with YSN’s Anthony Hartwig about her senior season. They discuss the Irish team chemistry, hitting and pitching, and so much more. Irish fans won’t want to miss this exclusive interview with another softball senior. The latest Irish Softball Player Profile “Sitting Em Down” is live!