Softball: Q-and-A with Allie Strick, Providence softball

Updated: June 4, 2012 6:38PM

The senior pitcher/first baseman likes to go to the beach, swim and hang out with friends.

What does winning the sectional mean for the team?

It means a lot and does a lot for the program. It had already been a huge year for us to get past regionals. Now we potentially can go on and get downstate.

You have stepped up as the ace this season with a 17-4 record (through sectionals). How have you approached being put in that situation?

It’s nice to have it as a senior. I wanted to prove myself as that pitcher the team could relay on.

Does being shorter (5-foot-21/2) than most pitchers affect you at all?

No, I don’t see it as a disadvantage. I love being short and people underestimate me.

What’s been your favorite game so far?

Our senior night game against Mother McAuley (on May 18). I pitched a (3-0) shutout and broke the school season record for strikeouts, which had been 128.

If you could have one player from another local school on your team, who would it be?

Catcher Sam Stewart, from Lincoln-Way East. I live in Mokena, where she lives, and we play together on the Orland A’s. She has a ridiculous arm and an awesome bat.

If you could trade places with one of your Providence teammates for a day, who would it be?

Our shortstop, Courtney Pych. I think she fields the position well, and I’ve played every position in high school except for shortstop and catcher, so it would be cool to experience that.

As told to Randy Whalen

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