KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Ashley Meyer, A Selfless Star



Bookmark and Share

Last season, Ashley Meyer led Augustana pitching with a 20-7 record, a 1.56 ERA and 121 strikeouts, but you won't hear her taking any credit for that.

"I think it has a lot to do with the defense also, putting up runs, I think it's definitely a team effort," Meyer said, "Everybody's playing well and the games reflect that."

Even after one of her best performances of this season, a nine strikeout, two-hit shutout of USF, it's all about the team in Meyer's eyes.

"It's a team effort and just thinking one pitch at a time," Meyer said, "that's what's going through my head, and knowing I have a great defense behind me."

And that's something Vikings Head Coach Gretta Melsted loves about Meyer, and her squad. Their selfless resolve that leads to great teamwork on the field.

"That's what make Augie softball, Augie softball." Melsted said, "The kids really play for each other. And a lot of times they don't like to take credit, they get a little embarassed taking credit for the things they've done well and they want to compliment their teammates for what their teammates are doing too."

But Melsted knows to give credit where credit's due.

"Ashley Meyer had a fantastic game and just did a great job and she's been doing that all year long for us." Melsted said, "I don't know how much more you can ask from a kid than that, just a great performance today."

And as long as those great performances keep coming, so will the wins for Augie, even if Meyer doesn't want to admit it.

Follow KDLT Weekend Sports Anchor Kolbe Nelson on Twitter at @KolbeNelson
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
Athlete of the Week Archive
     

Explorers quick start too much for Birds  story with video

Sioux Falls, SD-- The Sioux Falls Canaries were dogged by timely ...

Scheels Plays of Week from August 11th-17th  story with video

Zach Borg has your Scheels Plays of the Week from August 11th-17th. ...

Bougher pitching well for Railcats  story with video

Former Jackrabbit Stephen Bougher has had a solid second season in the American ...

Birds go extras behind Kirby-Jones HR's  story with video  Aug. 19

MMA Fights finally come to South Dakota  story with video  Aug. 19

Kluwe, Vikings Reach Settlement To Avert Lawsuit  Aug. 19

Softball season is underway  story with video  Aug. 18

Talcott adds amateur title to resume  story with video  Aug. 18

KDLT Sports Stories
     

Neunaber's Father Died Of Natural Causes

(KTIV) The Plymouth County Sheriff released the ...

Suspect Tried To Push Woman Into Lake

Sioux Falls Police are looking for a 19-year-old man ...

Rapid City Teacher Faces Child Porn Charges

A middle school teacher in Rapid City has been ...

Iowa Mother Charged After Girl Becomes Pregnant  Aug. 20

Man With 200 Bags Of Heroin Sentenced To Prison  Aug. 20

Man Convicted Of Murdering 2 People In Sioux City  Aug. 20

South Dakota Students Score Well On ACT Exam  Aug. 20

South Dakota Hunger Report Released  story with video  Aug. 20

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top