Though Capital Softball was limited to just two games last week due to weather, they made the most of those 15 innings, and no player did so more than senior Chevonne Hayslett. Hayslett was thrust into starting game one of the doubleheader with Wilmington because normal number one starter, Brianna Reardon, had a class commitment. In that game, Hayslett tossed seven innings of two-run ball to help set the table for the first of two walk-off victories by the Crusaders.
Hayslett then had to leave the field to meet with members of a group project to deliver a presentation to high-ranking public relation executives from nearby Fahlgren-Mortine. She returned to the field after game two had commenced and immediately strapped on the catcher's gear. She was then asked to come in and pitch again and then threw three scoreless, hitless innings in an extra-inning affair with the Quakers. As if that was not enough, Hayslett then stepped to the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning and on the first pitch she saw blasted a walk-off solo homer over the center field fence to end the game and productive night at the ballpark.
Collectively, Hayslett tossed 10 innings, allowed seven hits, two runs, walked three and struck out one en route to earning two wins in the circle plus delivered two run-scoring hits over the course of the day. After all of that, she left the field again to give a second presentation for another public relations class to end her day.
A classic representation of a true student-athlete, and our Crusader of the Week (for obvious reasons).