Local softball players go national

1 year 1 month 2 weeks ago Monday, July 31 2017 Jul 31, 2017 Monday, July 31, 2017 9:06:00 AM CDT July 31, 2017 in Sports
By: Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter
loading

JEFFERSON CITY - Tasia Green and Camryn Sharp live an hour apart and are separated in age by a year, but they share a common interest: softball. 

The girls play for Twisted Fastpitch, a club team based out of Jefferson City. 

Camryn is a defensive-minded third baseman. Tasia, who plays the opposite side of the field at first base, originally said her biggest strength was defense until her dad quipped, "I'd go back and check that."

"Fine," Tasia said. "Mine would be hitting."

As teammates on the corners, and under the guidance of their dads, Tasia and Camryn led Twisted Fastpitch to a 52-7 record last season, combining to drive in 85 runs and score 96 times. Both girls hit above .500 and combined for a staggering 2.836 OPS. 

“We make a good team because we’re both corners," Tasia said. "We have good communication.”

Their parents found out online about tryouts for the USSSA Elite Select Futures All American Games, held in numerous locations including Kansas City. Twisted Fastpitch had a tournament that weekend, so in April the families made a trip to Des Moines, Iowa.

Temperatures of about 45 degrees didn't stop Tasia and Camryn from heating up, as they were both selected to represent their region in Kissimmee, Florida, on the Central American Team, along with 11 other girls from eight different states.

The girls found out while coming back from Tasia's brother's district baseball game.

"We had to slow down and pull over," said Tasia's dad, Adam Green. "Just to make sure we heard it right."

Camryn said they were all "kind of speechless."

"We didn’t really know what to say about it, but we were super excited,” she said.

The girls begin play on Tuesday. Traveling with them to the games will be their coaches from ‘Twisted Fastpitch,’ who also happen to be their dads, Adam Green and Scott Sharp.

It’s going to be a new experience for the families, but especially for the dads who will have to shift their roles.

“I may get a little bit loud," Green said. "I know we tend to get a little bit loud every once in awhile."

Both girls said they would like to teach in some capacity in the future like their dads. 

“It’s nice to teach people and help them understand,” Tasia said.

Green said he expects both girls to do well.

“When both of them put their mind to it, they can play some ball,” he said. 

 

 

 

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The search for Missouri's next top education official has begun. The State Board of Education... More >>
13 minutes ago Wednesday, September 19 2018 Sep 19, 2018 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:24:10 AM CDT September 19, 2018 in News
FULTON - UPDATE: Police have found the two boys who escaped from the Division of Youth Services. Police said... More >>
59 minutes ago Wednesday, September 19 2018 Sep 19, 2018 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 10:38:00 AM CDT September 19, 2018 in Top Stories
HOWARD COUNTY - Two people are dead and two others injured after a crash on Highway 87 Tuesday afternoon. ... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, September 19 2018 Sep 19, 2018 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 9:51:00 AM CDT September 19, 2018 in News
COOPER COUNTY - Anthony Martin died in a crash in Cooper County on Sunday after losing control of his motorcycle.... More >>
4 hours ago Wednesday, September 19 2018 Sep 19, 2018 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 6:57:00 AM CDT September 19, 2018 in News
CAMDEN COUNTY - A Columbia woman was taken to the Lake Regional Hospital on Sunday after a crash involving a... More >>
4 hours ago Wednesday, September 19 2018 Sep 19, 2018 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 6:39:00 AM CDT September 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Bird scooters will be discussed at the Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission meeting Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ... More >>
8 hours ago Wednesday, September 19 2018 Sep 19, 2018 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 3:15:00 AM CDT September 19, 2018 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA -- The mayor of Columbia's task force on Climate Action and Adaptation planning could recommend an increase in renewable... More >>
9 hours ago Wednesday, September 19 2018 Sep 19, 2018 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 2:24:00 AM CDT September 19, 2018 in News
CALLAWAY COUNTY - Jeff Jones is living just a quarter of a mile away from a future Controlled Animal Feeding... More >>
15 hours ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 8:26:00 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - Assistant City Counselor Jose Caldera announced the city and Bird are talking about short-term rules regulating the rental... More >>
16 hours ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7:25:00 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Missouri Task Force One continues rescuing people, checking on others and sheltering those in need in the wake... More >>
16 hours ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:48:00 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - After volunteering at a detention center for women and children seeking asylum in the U.S., one Jefferson City... More >>
18 hours ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 5:20:00 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A teenager pleaded guilty Monday in connection with a deadly 2016 shooting on Claudell Lane. Navarro Scott,... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:35:11 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in News
SUNRISE BEACH - Fire Chief Dennis Reilly announced his resignation due to harassment from a board member. Reilly said... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:23:00 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - City employees are getting a raise in this year's budget, but some say it's not enough for line... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:13:00 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A lawn care app launched in Columbia to connect consumers with people who want to make extra money... More >>
21 hours ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 2:16:00 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Police Department is set to receive nine brand new police vehicles in the next... More >>
21 hours ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 1:56:00 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in News
MACON - Deputies are investigating after a member of the Missouri National Guard was shot at a training site near... More >>
21 hours ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 1:40:00 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in News
(CNN Money) -- Facebook's ad targeting system is being used by some employers to unlawfully discriminate based on gender, a... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 11:06:05 AM CDT September 18, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 85°
12pm 87°
1pm 89°
2pm 90°
3pm 90°