Calhoun’s First Female Pitcher Finishes History-Making Season

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From the little league mound at age 5 to the hill at Calhoun High School, freshman pitcher Olivia Roberto has completed her debut season as the school’s first female baseball player.

“The team has been very welcoming to me,” Roberto said. “I have built a trust with them and that carried over onto the field.”

With a 4-1 record and 1.71 ERA, Roberto said she trained six days a week on the mound and with a personal trainer on Sundays. She also plays on a travel league, the Oil City Bandits.

Coach John Cruz described Roberto as focused and competitive.

“Her hard work off the field has been the reason she has been successful,” he added. “She is a great teammate/player.”  

The junior varsity squad finished the spring season 11-6.