Koepf’s pitching heroics lift Warriors

Mya Koepf

REMUS — Mya Koepf isn’t going to forget the 2019 season with Chippewa Hills softball team for a long time.

And for good reason.

The Warriors won their third straight district championship this season. They lost to eventual state champion Escanaba in the regional finals.

Koepf, a junior, along with freshman Mady Blanzy, handled the pitching duties for the Warriors this season.

“The last couple of games it’s getting stronger and stronger,” she said late in the season. “I have my fastball and my changeup comes in and out. I can always count on my screwball.”

Koepf has been among the top hitters for team this season.

“The key is not letting it get inside my head and just going up and making,” she said.

Going into the later parts of the season, Koepf realized this could be a special team.

“We’re doing great this year,” she said. “We’re strong and we really depend on each other.”

Koepf received all-conference and all-district honors this season.

She was 12-6 with a 3.06 ERA and 117 strikeouts in 116 innings pitched. She also hit .339 at the plate.

“I’ve said all year that we will only go as far as our pitching takes us and she stepped in several key spots all year to help us get where we went to,” Chippewa Hills coach DJ Newman said.

The good news for the Warriors is Blanzy returns for another season.

 

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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