HESSTON, Kan. – Hesston College softball coach Andrew Sharp has announced Erin Albrecht, a pitcher/utility player from Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port High School, is the newest addition to the Hesston program.
Albrecht was a first-team all-conference, all-region and honorable mention all-state performer during her junior year in which she posted a 29-5 record with 301 strikeouts and a 1.28 earned run average. The right-hander also hit .316 for the Lakers with 10 doubles and three triples, helping her team to its first district title in 23 years.
This season, Albrecht has continued her fine pitching prowess, helping the Lakers gear for next weekend’s district competition.
A talented student, Albrecht is a Hesston College dean’s scholarship recipient. The head video editor during her senior year at EPBP, Albrecht will begin work toward a broadcasting/cinematic arts degree.
Albrecht is a member of Pigeon River Mennonite Church in Pigeon and is active in the youth group there.
“This is a great addition to the Hesston program for so many reasons,” Sharp said. “Erin will inject a tremendous amount of talent on the field and on campus. As a legacy student, I couldn’t be happier that she chose to start at Hesston College. Erin is a big piece of the puzzle for our team, and I look forward to watching her work.”
Albrecht is the daughter of Barry and Cheryl Albrecht of Sebewaing. They are both former Hesston College student athletes.
In softball, Hesston College competes in Division II of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Located 30 miles north of Wichita, Hesston College is the two-year liberal arts college of Mennonite Church USA.
Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port hurler Erin Albrecht winds and fires in a game earlier