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Athlete Spotlight: Shelby Warner

Shelby Warner

Shelby Warner is in her third season as a member of the LCC softball team. Courtesy photo

Jonah Unger

The Lookout Staff Writer Jonah Unger recently interviewed third-year LCC softball player Shelby Warner. The graduate of Eaton Rapids High School plays third base for the Stars. 

How did you get started playing softball?
“I grew up with two older brothers, both of whom were always playing a sport. We were always very competitive growing up, and I always wanted to do what they were doing. When I was around 4 years old I started playing T-ball. After that I never stopped playing. As I grew I continued moving up with the sport. Coach-pitch, then fast-pitch. I joined my first travel team at 10 years old. I don’t really remember a time in my life that I wasn’t playing softball.”

What is your favorite thing about the sport?
“My favorite thing about softball is the unpredictability of the game. You never know what is going to happen, every pitch leads to a different outcome every single time. You never know where the ball will be hit, if someone will make an error, an umpire makes a bad call, etc. There’s so many possible outcomes to every single pitch that is thrown, you just never know when they will happen. I think that is what makes this sport so fun, and so competitive.”

Did you have a favorite player growing up?
“I never really had a favorite player growing up. I always looked up to all the third basemen on the Big 10 teams. I always wanted to be as skilled at third base as them one day.”

What's your favorite thing about playing for LCC and why?
“My favorite thing about playing for LCC is how competitive the program is. Every other team has a constant drive to beat us. It makes playing that much more fun, knowing that every game is going to be a battle. Because of that drive, the other team has to beat us.”

What is your major in college?
“General studies.”

What are your plans after LCC?
“I will be working full-time. I will also be an assistant coach for a Krash 14U travel team. Krash is the program I played for for many years. I am excited to give back and help young girls chase the same dreams I once had.”

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