Madison Softball Star Pitcher Lauren Seale Aims For State Title
Madison County High School softball pitcher Lauren Seale pitched a no-hitter Tuesday night for the second time this season helping the Mountaineers beat Central Woodstock 6-0. Seale had 14 strikeouts in that game. She has her hopes set on playing in college, but for right now Seale focused on leading to Madison to a state championship.
The Madison Softball team has been a couple of runs away from making it to the state title game for the past two years. Grace Estes has been catching for the Mountaineer's star pitcher, Lauren Seale, since they played in the little leagues and admits the team is at their best when she's on the mound.
Estes said, "She digs herself out of the holes. There's never anything bad happening when she's up there."
"When she's had the success she had over the past few years with shutting down a lot of teams and not letting them get runs or have hits and having a lot of strike outs at the same time - that always helps win ball games," said head coach Jesse Yowell.
Seale said, "I've always had good back up with my pitching. Really good offense - hitting wise. So its been a really good three years for me and my team."
Seale has struck out 57 percent of the batters she's faced this season in the Bull Run District, 111 out of 196. She brings it to the plate as well with a .385 batting average. Seale has led Madison to a record of 12-3 overall, 8-1 in the District.
Yowell said, "I know she works out a lot on her own and different places like that trying to build her skills and strength up so I think she can definitely play college ball somewhere."
Seale hopes to sign with Eastern Mennonite or Bridgewater College but before she leaves Madison, she wants to have a state ring on her finger.
"It would mean almost anything just to get it," said Seale. The junior added that she'd wear it on the finger you could see it the most.
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