Some people enjoy watching Katie Gable run, her long strides cutting the corners of each bag. Others like the way Gable attacks the softball from the batter’s box.
But when the Cedar Crest senior combines both aspects of the game, well it truly is a site to behold.
Gable struck the big blow on Saturday in Fredericksburg, when the Falcon softballers claimed their first victory of the season, a 9-5 downing of County rival. Her bases-loaded triple keyed Cedar Crest’s six-run fifth-inning outburst that gave it a comfortable 8-1 lead.
Gable’s triple to the fence in left field scored three teammates, and moments later the lead-off hitter came around to score the Falcons’ sixth run of the frame. It should be noted here that Gable is also a solid, if not spectacular, fielder at second base for Cedar Crest.
But it doesn’t end there. Gable is one of the fastest student-athletes in Lebanon County and uses her speed to successfully compete in the sprint events for the Cedar Crest girls’ track and field squad.
And during the fall season, Gable played goalie and backstopped the Cedar Crest girls’ soccer team to its second straight Lancaster-Lebanon League championship.
– Jeff Falk