Tigers’ Strapp picked for softball showcase



Kelby Strapp, a sophomore softball player at West Liberty-Salem, has been selected to compete in the Queen of Diamonds Showcase South in South Carolina.

The showcase takes place Aug. 30-31 at Winthrop University. This event is part of the Queen of Diamonds Showcase series, which are the largest fastpitch softball showcases of their kind in the country.

Players from 21 states and two Canadian provinces will take part in the showcase. In order to be selected, athletes must go through an application process. Players are selected based on criteria ranging from ability, potential, academics, coaches’ requests and referrals.

Strapp was picked to play first base at the showcase. She was on the Tigers’ varsity team as a freshman. Kelby has played summer ball for the Miami County Blaze and now plays for Ohio Fury.