Today we highlight sophomore pitcher Jaclyn Lesher, who has emerged as one of the NJCAA Region XIX's top hurers the past two seasons. Jackie is enjoying another outstanding campaign under head coach Steve DePasquale. See her profile below.
High School: Cumberland Regional
Position: Pitcher/Designated Hitter
Current stats: As a pitcher, she has a 10-4 record with a 3.24 earned run average. She averages about 5 strikeouts per game and has surrendered just two home runs in 2019. At the plate, she is one of the team's leading hitters with a .418 batting average, 33 hits, 8 doubles and 18 RBIs in 24 games in leading the Runners to a 17-9 overall record after 26 games.
As a freshman she posted a solid 13-5 record and 2.18 ERA on the mound to go with a sizzling .444 batting average as the Runners finished the season with a 29-19 overall record.
Hobbies/Favorite Activities: Loves to help people. Enjoys hunting and fishing, listening to country music, and working out at the gym.
Major: Criminal Justice. Looks to become employed as a police officer or a state trooper, and hopes to work with a K-9 Unit. "I love dogs and to help people, and working as part of a K-9 unit would be a natural fit for me," said Jackie.
Coach Steve DePasquale on Jackie Lesher: "Jackie is a very talented player and an exceptional young lady," said DePasquale. "She has an amazing ability to stay focused on what she is currently doing. She never dwells on the past, good or bad, but remains focused on what needs to be done -- and this is a key reason why she is so successful."