The second of three softball recurits for the recruiting class of 2014 is Kelly Christner. Kelly is a left handed hitting outfielder. She plays CF for her high school team (Victor J Andrew located in Tinley Park Illinois) but can play any of the outie positions.
Kelly is one of those rare kids who can hit for power or hit for average. She has decent speed too so that will help a little.
She stands 5 foot 8 inches tall. She plays for the New Lenox Gold for her summer team. She came on to the big stage two years ago while participating in a tournament in Colorado. Then she was lights out at the DeMarini Invitational in Chicago this past summer. Coach Hutch had the opportunity to watch her in the High School State Tournament. She was impressed. Coach Hutch said, "Kelly Christner is a great athlete who will really add another dimension to our team."
Kelly batted .526 with 6 HR, 5 triples, 43 RBIs and 49 runs scored. She is a two-time Illinois Coaches Association all-state first-team honoree and earned all-state second-team honors from the Chicago Tribune in 2012.
Kelly has an older sister Katie who is a Freshman softball player for Wisky. It will be nice to see them compete against each other.
Welcome to the M Family Kelly. We hope you have an awesome career here. Good luck in your studies, stay focused and try to catch a football game or two. You might have heard that we have a fairly good FB team and our stadium is rather nice.
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