Spalding leads Fitch softball into the new season


Lydia Spalding and Maddy Taylor were named First-Team All-League in 2019

Austintown Fitch High School softball

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AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – In 2019, Fitch won the All-American Conference and earned the #3 seed in the Solon District.

“We’re all excited to put on the Falcon uniform and play for our school and community after losing out on last year,” says coach Steve Ward. “We have great team chemistry and energy. The ‘we’ mentality will make this a fun season.”

The Falcons return Lydia Spalding (Penn State commit) to her spot in the center of the diamond at pitcher. Fitch’s 1B/OF Maddy Taylor (Seton Hill signee) brings a boost to the offense and offers up solid defense. Elyssa Molody (SS) and Haley Tarr (OF) round out the returning letter winners.

Ward states, “We want to improve daily and play our best in May. We’re young in the experience arena so we have to continually grow. We have talent and can be explosive at times but we need to execute.”

Fitch opens the season with a matchup with LaBrae on Saturday, March 27.

Fitch Falcons softball preview
Head Coach: Steve Ward
2019 Record: 17-10 (7-1), 1st place in AAC

2021 Schedule
Mar. 27 – LaBrae
Mar. 29 – Lakeside
Apr. 1 – Stow-Munroe Falls
Apr. 3 – Green
Apr. 3 – Western Reserve
Apr. 6 – Louisville
Apr. 12 – at Howland
Apr. 13 – Howland
Apr. 15 – Lakeview
Apr. 16 – Edgewood
Apr. 19 – at Canfield
Apr. 20 – Canfield
Apr. 26 – Harding
Apr. 27 – at Harding
Apr. 29 – VASJ
May 1 – at Massillon
May 3 – at Boardman
May 4 – Boardman
May 7 – at Jackson

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