YOUNGSTOWN OH- Ursuline softball has opened a lot eyes in the season of 2021. Every part of the game this year has been played at a high level. Thehe Irish have gotten out to an undefeated start at 15-0. Their roster has tons of talent, and plenty of players who are either already signed and committed to play at the next level, or are being highly recruited. Setting the table at the top of Ursuline’s lineup is senior Maris Barbato. Barbato has been a mainstay in the Irish lineup since stepping foot on the Ursuline campus. Maris excels in every aspect of softball, she is a very dangerous hitter that can use every part of the field, she can hit the ball out of the park, and she runs the bases exceptionally well. You better not sleep on her defense either. Barbato goes to the middle of the infield as a lockdown defender with great range, and an electric throwing arm. On the season, Barbato is hitting .517 with 4 doubles, 4 HR, and 15 RBI. Maris has only committed one error on the season and has had 35 total chances.

Maris has committed and signed on to play for Toledo next season as a Division 1 Collegiate athlete. Toledo plays in the MAC, and is a top tier team in the conference.

Barbato sat down with YSN;s Anthony Hartwig this week to talk about her senior season. They discuss the focus from the team the year, playing on YSU’s field, and so much more. Hear from one of the leaders of a special Irish squad while you still can in this exclusive player profile “The Island Of Barbato.”

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