Caleb Riordan | Ameritime Sports Writer
The Hillsboro Hawks’ softball season ended in their district championship game against Farmington. They were unable to come up with the win, but their season was nothing to overlook. They finished 18-10 and sported a high powered offense. The Hawks had a group of seniors that battled until the last out. Ellie Bartlett is a huge part of that group. Despite the loss, she went out and blasted a home run for her final varsity at-bat.
Bartlett was a staple in this Hawks offense that resulted in plenty of victories in 2020. She led the team in RBIs with 24 and was second in home runs with two. She went 34-70 in the batter’s box which was good enough for a whopping .486 batting average which led the team. She had a .509 on-base percentage and a .729 slugging percentage. Both also led the team. She had 13 extra-base hits and covered 51 total bases. There will be a college team blessed to have Bartlett’s bat in its lineup for years to come.
Q: How did you get started in softball?
A: I got started in softball when I was little. My stepmom had played softball, so she signed me up to see if I liked it.
Q: What is one moment in your softball career that stands out to you the most?
A: One moment in my softball career that stands out the most is hitting a home run for my first and last varsity at-bats
Q: When softball is over for your career, what do you think we’ll see you doing with your life?
A: When my softball career is over, I will be pursuing a degree in law.
Q: What schools are you considering and do you plan to continue your softball career in college?
A: I am keeping my options open as to where I want to go, but I do plan on continuing my career 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: My advice would be to always work hard for what you want, and once you get there, don’t stop working. There will always be someone telling you that you aren’t good enough. Believe in yourself and work hard.