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YOUNGSTOWN OH- Ursuline softball senior Emma Ericson has slowly been developing her leadership skills. Entering her senior season Emma was ready to lead her Irish to another impressive season. Coming off a year where the Irish came so close to a district championship, everyone was hungry to get back to work.

Emma has seen her confidence grow on the field over the years. She remember a specific game her sophomore year while in the circle coach Kernan came out to talk to her. She told him she needed to stay in and finish the game, she knew she could. That’s exactly what she did. She says that is the moment when her confidence started to grow as a player. She planned to work harder than anyone this season, and lead her team by example. Unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic has ended the 2020 season. This setback hasn’t stopped Ericson from looking to the future. She plans to attend Youngstown State after graduating from Ursuline. With new found confidence from the softball diamond, she is sure to fantastic things.

Anthony Hartwig got a chance to talk to Emma through video chat. They discussed her reaction to the season’s fate, the team’s community outreach, and much more. Get great insight into Ursuline softball with the latest Player Profile “The Emergence Of Emma”

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The Ursuline Irish advanced to the Youngstown district championship on Tuesday night with a 9-7 win over West Branch

Ursuline jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first with extra-base hits by Julia Nutter and Emily Holland.

West Branch answered back 5 runs in the top of the second largely in part to Riley Mesler, who finished 1-3 with 2 RBIs.

The score stayed at 5-3 until Ursuline got the offense going again in the 5th with 4 more runs, two more hit in by Holland. She finished 3-4 with 4 RBIs.

After the 6th, Ursuline was holding on to a 9-5 lead, but with two outs in the top of the 7th West Branch started to fight back. Grace Heath hit a two run homer to bring it within 2. Emily Holland was relieved by Emma Ericson for the final out when Peyton Alazaus flew out to first. Securing the 9-7 Irish victory.

Emily Holland led the way offensively for the Lady Irish with 3 hits and 4 RBI.  Maris Barbato also had three hits in the victory.

Ursuline advances to play Poland in the Youngstown District Championship game on Thursday night at 4:00 at YSU Softball Complex.