This week’s featured athlete is Cristina Insua. Cristina is a sophomore P/INF for the Lady Tiger Softball team. She is originally from Guayaquil, Equador, but transferred to Central this year from Emmanuel College. As a lefty, and standing 5’10”, Cristina can be an intimidating presence to opposing hitters. When she is locating her pitches on the outside part of the plate, she can nearly be unhittable. When she is not in the pitching circle, she is usually playing first base, or she is used as the designated player.
It hasn’t taken long for Cristina to make her mark on this year’s team. For the season she is 3rd in hitting with a .388 batting average. She has 35 hits in 80 at bats. Twenty-eight of her 35 hits have been singles. Of the other seven hits, four of them are doubles, two are triples, and one is a homerun. She has scored 24 runs, and driven in 16 others.
On the pitcher’s mound, Cristina is 3-10 in the year, but has received a no decision in ten other games she has appeared in. She has pitched 79.2 innings giving up 113 runs on 116 hits. Sixty-one of the runs she has allowed have been earned giving her an ERA of 5.36 for the year. She has faced 432 batters walking 55 and striking out 42.
When she is not on the softball diamond, Cristina is diligently working in the classroom toward a Psychology degree.