Position: Third base
Her story: Starting at 4, Kameron Cheshier has been playing softball for a decade. At age 9, she entered the world of club ball, designed to help players achieve their dreams of playing in college. She currently plays with the Diamond Dolls 18U squad. And she recently landed a spot on the Lady Trojans varsity roster.
“I was very excited to make varsity as a freshman, and honored that the coaches thought, as a freshman, I was good enough to play on the varsity team,” said an elated Cheshier.
And coach Cori Trevino is equally excited to have Cheshier on her roster. In fact, she immediately plugged the freshman into the cleanup slot (No. 4 hitter) in the batting order.
“It’s nerve racking but exciting all at the same time. I have a big job to get the runners in that are in base hitting cleanup,” Cheshier said. “It’s pure excitement walking up to bat, knowing I have a big responsibility as cleanup hitter.”
And though she’s only in the ninth grade, Cheshier is already thinking of college and beyond. She wants to study pediatric physical therapy or sports medicine. And, of course, play softball.
Fun fact: On her 14th birthday, she celebrated by hitting a three-run home run over the center field fence to win a game.
Coach Trevino said: “She’s got it for sure. I’m excited to what her next four years hold.”
- Rick Mauch