Athlete of the Week
The Tire Recycle Urban Athlete of the Week is Kassidy Cunningham of the Portage Saints fastpitch team.
This 5’8” pitcher led the Saints to their third consecutive provincial title in Steinbach. She pitched all five games and ended the tournament with a 0.318 earned run average, giving up only one earned run while striking out 22 and allowing only 3 walks. She helped herself and the team at the plate with a 0.714 average for the weekend with 8 RBIs and scoring 7 runs. She finished the season with a 1.413 ERA and batted a tidy 0.563. Coach Cam Asham states, “Kassidy is a very strong overall softball player who contributes to her team's success with both her pitching and her offence. She has a great mound presence and is a force in the middle of our batting lineup.”
In grade 12, she maintains an 80% academic average, while also participating in volleyball, basketball, badminton, and track & field.