Steffens quite a catch for Wauconda
Apr 21, 2015 10:01 PM -
When she received a text message from her high school softball coach Saturday night, Alexandra Steffens did what any good team player would do. She offered to help, even if it meant switching positions on the field and donning catchers gear. Wauconda was in need of a catcher after junior Taylor McCarthy suffered a season-ending, torn left lateral collateral ligament earlier in the day against McHenry. Bulldogs coach Tim Rennels texted certain players and explained that there would be a practice Sunday to find a replacement for McCarthy. "It was like a catcher tryout," Steffens said. "I told him I used to catch. He didn't consider me until I told him." Tuesday, catching for the first time since she was 9, the sophomore Steffens belted a 3-run homer, as Wauconda beat visiting Lakes 7-3, handing the Eagles their first loss in North Suburban Prairie Division play.