The Hillsboro Hawks softball season ended with a heartbreaking loss in the district championship to Farmington. A loss with so much on the line can be tough, and even tougher if it is possibly the last time you will ever play softball. For Hawks senior Alanah Dunphy, it was probably the last time she will ever put on a softball uniform.
Dunphy was one of the biggest contributors to the Hawks offense during her senior season. She was second on the team in runs scored with 29, home runs with two and RBIs with 19. She went 23-88 at the plate giving her a .261 average. She also contributed five doubles and drew eight walks, yet she does not plan on pursuing her softball career any further.
Q: How did you get started in softball?
A: I got started playing softball when I was five… playing tee-ball.
Q: Who have been your biggest influences in softball, either directly or indirectly?
A: My biggest influence in softball has been my mom.
Q: What is one moment in your softball career that stands out to you the most?
A: The moment in my softball career that stands out the most for me is going to state my sophomore year.
Q: When softball is over for your career, what do you think we’ll see you doing with your life?
A: When softball is over, I am planning to be in college and I am considering going to JeffCo.
Q: What schools are you considering and do you plan to continue your softball career in college?
A: I am not planning on playing softball in college.
Q: To all of the little ones that have dreams to do what you’re doing, what’s the best advice that you could give them?
A: The best advice I can give to the little ones is to just have fun and enjoy your time playing while you still get to play because time goes by fast.
It’s been a pleasure covering your softball career with Hillsboro and we wish you the best of luck on your future endeavors!