Coho peaking for ’Dawgs

Name: Kiersten Coho

School: Claysburg-Kimmel

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Softball

Athlete of the week achievement: Coho threw a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks and also drove in a run in a 5-4 victory over Central. She also pitched a three-hitter with eight strikeouts and one walk in a 3-2 victory over Bellwood-Antis.

Season update: Coho is 6-1 on the mound with 71 strikeouts and seven walks and a 1.64 ERA for the 6-1 Lady Bulldogs.

Coach Mike Barbarini’s quote: “She’s getting stronger as the year is progressing. We’re getting games in now, and she’s getting better command of her pitches. She threw two three-hitters against two really good teams, and that’s what we were expecting from her.”

Favorite teacher: Miss Cruise

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Battleship”

Favorite food: Chicken Alfredo

Favorite song: “Classic” by MKTO

Outside interests: Hanging out with family and friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Favorite college team: University of Hartford

Athlete most admired: Angela Tincher

Best athlete I ever had as a teammate: Keyara Morgan

Best athlete I ever competed against: Central’s Ashley Smith

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, Elizabeth Keller and Clifford Coho

Proudest athletic achievement: Earning a college scholarship for softball

How I got my start in softball: I watched my brother [James] play baseball, and he influenced me to start playing.”

Future goal: “I’d like to get a master’s degree.”