Stephenville softball has changed forever, thanks to the talent of star athlete Katelyn Conlee. The senior pitcher will be headed to play for Tarleton state in fall, and was recently one of only 42 honorees from Class 4A to be named a member of an all-state team.
Conlee saw a long list of success while playing for the Honeybees in Stephenville, and none of these opportunities were handed to her. She entered a mediocre team as a freshman and turned it into something people couldn’t help but notice. With the help of former head coach Kasye Richmond and current coach Rus Mays, the team saw their first playoff appearance and bi-district championship when Conlee was a junior, and their second postseason run and first 20-win season during her senior year.
Conlee pitched practically every game of her impressive high school career, striking out more than 200 batters every season. Plus she can hit! She batted third in the lineup for the Honeybees and was one of the team’s leaders in every category.
Coach Mayes said of Conlee, “She’s just an all-state person. An all-state pitcher, an all-state hitter, an all-state kid. She’s a leader, a joy to be around. She’s done as much as anyone to get the program where it is, and that’s definitely on the way up.”
Luckily for the returning Honeybees Conlee will be playing right down the street at the Tarleton Softball Complex. Having a local college softball heavy hitter to look up to will definitely be beneficial for up-and-coming Stephenville softball players.
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Original Source: Stepenville Empire Tribune