The One to Count On...

Three-Person Pitching Staff was ‘Something Different Each Time’

Posted: Thursday, July 25th, 2013 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

Fielding a question about his pitching staff just about every day, Pella Christian softball coach, Nate Van Wyk, had a simple answer he gave people who would ask him why he went to three different pitchers in a ballgame. The Eagles’ pitching staff in 2013 combined for a 3.93 ERA with nearly 200 innings pitched. Their starters struck out 126 batters and walked 121. Senior Shannon Fynaardt had a strong second half of the season, and was able to lower her ERA to a team best 3.36. Taylor Hartson and Nicole Kelderman, a sophomore and freshman, respectively, will more than likely return as pitchers next season for Van Wyk.