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HFC softball team to be featured on ESPN+

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St. Clair County Community College, 323 Erie St. in Port Huron.
HFC softball team photo.

The HFC softball team will play St. Clair County Community College (SC4) on Saturday, April 22, at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. as the NJCAA Game of the Week on ESPN+! The game will be televised nationally.

“This is a great opportunity for our softball program to be exposed to the ESPN network,” said HFC Athletic Director Rochelle Taylor.

The softball team is currently in fourth place in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) with a record of 6-10 (its overall record is 10-14).

Who to watch

Coach Steven Brown highted four players to keep an eye on:

  • Lauren Gannon
  • Sydney Pease
  • Karlee Plensdorf
  • Caroline O’Donohue

“Lauren has played solid defense at shortstop. She’s stolen 17 bases so far this season, including home. She’s getting it done at the plate, on the bases, and in the field,” said Brown. “Sydney is an outstanding pitcher. She had a shutout against Schoolcraft College on April 16. We won 7-0.”

He continued: “For the week of April 10, Karlee’s batting average was .409 and her on-base percentage was .458. She always comes through in the clutch. Caroline is a strong infielder who plays outstanding defense. I’m very impressed with her skills.”

Excited to be on ESPN

The players are looking forward to being ESPN+’s Game of the Week.

“They’re excited about playing on TV! Who can blame them?” said Brown. “These women have earned it. They’ve worked hard for it. For me, it’s exciting to see the ESPN network showcasing softball at the community college level.”