She is a natural. She’s also the best softball player no one’s ever heard of.
If the Lebanon softball program had about five more of her, the Cedars would be well on their way to turning things around.
Introducing Auri Lassalle. Lassalle is a talented and athletic sophomore shortstop who is about to burst on to the local scholastic softball scene and take Lebanon County by storm.
On Wednesday afternoon at Lebanon High School, Lassalle’s skills were fully on display, during a 9-8 non-league setback to Elco. Lassalle did everything in her power to secure a victory for the home team.
Her bat was a big part of the Cedars jumping out to an early 6-0 lead.
In the bottom of the second inning, Lassalle’s line-drive triple helped push Lebanon’s lead to 4-0. Then two frames later, the dynamic shortstop blasted a two-run ‘big fly’.
On the softball diamond, Lassalle can do it all. She has great range, a big-time arm, speed, hand-eye coordination, instincts and a good head for the game.
- Jeff Falk