Faith DeRonde

Oskaloosa's Faith DeRonde (10) takes to the circle to pitch against Indianola.

School: Oskaloosa

Sport: Softball

Grade: Sophomore

Position: P/RF

Faith DeRonde has been one of the better pitchers in the state in this shortened seasoned. She would have another big week last week while helping Oskaloosa go 4-1.

DeRonde had four appearances in the circle, going 3-0 without giving up a run and striking out 14 in 16 2/3 innings. She would pitch a complete game shutout against No. 9 (5A) Indianola as well as against Pella Christian.

After losing a bizarre walk-off in the second game of a doubleheader to the Eagles, DeRonde would pitch a dominate 2 2/3 innings of relief against Centerville, allowing just one hit with four strikeouts to help Oskaloosa to a comeback win.

At the plate, DeRonde would bat .313 on the week with a double and three RBIs.

On the season, DeRonde ranks third in the state with a 0.17 ERA to go along with a perfect 6-0 record and 47 strikeouts in 40 1/3 innings. She is also batting .261 at the dish with four doubles, one home run and 12 RBIs.

DeRonde and No. 8 (4A) Oskaloosa (11-4, 7-3 LHC) travel to No. 9 (5A) Indianola (13-3, 12-1 LHC) for a doubleheader on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Colin Peters can be reached at 641-672-2581, by email at or on Twitter @ColinPetersOH.

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