Katey Kreider, one of the best shortstops to come out of the Lancaster-Lebanon League in recent years, is having a break out year for the West Chester University Lady Golden Ram softball team.
The junior infielder currently possesses a .325 batting average, with four home runs, 24 RBI, two triples, a .526 slugging percentage and a .398 on-base percentage, all tops on the team chart. She also shares the runs scored lead with sophomore outfielder, Jamie McComb, at 25. Kreider recently tied for ninth in WCU career home runs with a season to go.
Recently the former Solanco grad doubled, reached base after getting hit by a pitch, walked, stole a base and scored twice in the game as WCU defeated league leading Shippensburg University by a 6-2 score. The win ended a 13-game home losing string to the powerful Lady Red Raiders.
The Lady Rams have only one senior on this year's starting line-up and the future appears bright with Kreider a key player in the programs rejuvenation. WCU softball has only experienced a 20-win season four times in their history, the last occurring in 2003.
Currently posting a 20-22 overall record, WCU is 3-15 in the challenging conference.
Diane Lokey, who has connections in Elizabethtown, is the head coach of the WCU softball program.