Former Chronicle Player of the Year shakes off early struggles to become nominee as top freshman
DeKALB — For the first time in a long time, Katie Keller was struggling at the plate.
Hitless in her first 15 plate appearances and with just one run batted in to her name, the NIU softball freshman and Geneva graduated headed into her eighth spring game against Middle Tennessee State in San Diego, California on Feb. 16, low in spirits, but determined.
"My confidence was at zero," Keller said.
“I was like, okay, I’ve got nothing to lose. I might as well go up there hacking because it can’t get any worse," Keller said.