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By Ty Bartell

AUSTINTOWN OH- Impactful freshmen have seemed to be a dime a dozen when talking about Austintown-Fitch High School, but even more so when talking about The Falcons softball club. However, not too many freshmen have impacted a multitude of sports this year quite like Kylie Folkwein! Playing on the courts and being featured heavily for over the first half of the year with volleyball and basketball, but it was the sport of softball that Austintown as a community said “just you wait!”

Patience has paid off, Folkwein is batting an amazing .465 with 4 homeruns and 17 RBI through 16 games on the season! Another incredible attribute of Folkwein’s is her ability and willingness to be placed wherever a team needs her. Being as gifted athletically as she is, she can become the ultimate utility athlete at Austintown-Fitch! Softball was a case of the team needing a center fielder, and though it may not be Kylie’s natural position, she has seemingly made it look like she has owned the outfield for years!

Experiencing the ups and downs of various sports seasons has given Folkwein the maturity and experience to build off of for future campaigns. One thing about Kylie, she is never satisfied with her results, an ever-hungry athlete that is always looking to be the best of the best. We cannot wait to tell the full story through the high school career of this amazing athlete, but we will of course start with the beginning chapters. Be sure to check out this edition of player profile as Ty Bartell and Anthony Hartwig chat with The Falcon Freshmen, Kylie Folkwein,  about the season so far, the learning points and future goals!


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