Woodruff Plays In Senior All Star Softball Games
JOHNSTON – Emmetsburg Lady E-Hawk pitcher Maddison Woodruff, the daughter of Steve and Amy Woodruff of Emmetsburg, played her final high school level softball game this past week in the 2010 Iowa Senior All-Star Softball Games. The games were played Monday, July 26 in Johnston. Players chosen to participate in the senior All Star game are nominated by their coaches and selected on the basis of merit and accomplishments by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.
Players in the contest represent all classes of softball from across the state and are divided into three teams. The Red, White, and Blue teams played a round-robin slate of games on July 26. Woodruff was a member of the Blue team, and in the first game on Monday, she pitched four innings, tallying five strikeouts against the Red Team, as the game ended in a 7-7 tie after eight innings.
In the second game, Woodruff was moved to second base, a position she had never played, but responded to the challenge and made two relays to first for put outs. Woodruff would also come away with a pair of hits in the two games.
While pitching, Woodruff’s battery-mate behind the plate was a former opponent from last season, Nicole Fisher of BCLUW.
For Woodruff, this Fall will see her begin school at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, where she will continue her softball career for the Kohawks.