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June 21, 2013

Lemon in All Star Game Saturday

LOOGOOTEE — When former Washington softball pitcher Allexis Lemon was named District 5 All-District as a junior she was surprised.

When she was named as a member of the South team for the ICGSA All-Star in Carmel this Saturday, she was pleased.

“I’ve been kind of aiming at this since I was eight-years old,” Lemon said. “I’ve practiced hard, worked hard, and played a lot. You never know what will happen, but I’ve worked very hard and I’ve gone through some injuries.”

Lemon has pitched for the last four years for the Hatchets, although her career was interrupted last spring with injuries that forced her to miss the last third of the season.

She had four surgeries in two weeks to repair blood flow in her right shoulder. Despite missing the time, Lemon was still named to the All-District team.

“That was a very nice surprise,” Lemon said. “I really didn’t expect that to happen after the problem I had as a junior.”

The former Hatchet has signed to play softball the next two seasons at Olney Central College in Olney, Ill. and will report to school Aug. 15.

Olney has over 20 doubleheaders during the fall, and will be even busier next spring.

Lemon would like to pursue a career in special education, and will start with 18 hours of study in her first semester.

“We haven’t started with softball at Olney yet,” Lemon said. “I’m still involved with a travel team based in Jasper. We start the fall season in September and have around 45 games.”

She would also like to have the opportunity to pursue her college career at a four-year university after graduating from Olney. But that is for the future, which is still just that.

“I hope that after I finish at Olney I’ll have a chance to continue playing,” Lemon said. “I hope that I can play at a four-year school. I definitely want to continue playing as long as a can.”

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