“I am actually fortunate it labored out for me,” stated Lemley, who plans to main in civil engineering. “For lots of people, it does not work out they usually decommit.”
To finish such early presents and commitments, the NCAA Division I Council handed guidelines in 2018 to finish recruiting discuss between softball coaches and prospects till gamers are highschool juniors.
“It is a good factor they modified the principles,” Lemley stated. “It provides them an opportunity to be children and have enjoyable enjoying the game, slightly than go to all these showcases and fear about getting seen and fear about having to commit earlier than anybody else.”
As a highschool freshman and sophomore, Lemley break up time within the J.F. circle with Megan O’Neil, who now pitches for Connecticut. Lemley threw extra curveballs than riseballs these years.
Lemley was 7-2 with a 1.07 ERA and 138 strikeouts in 65 1/3 innings as a freshman in 2018. She additionally batted .410, seeing motion at second base when O’Neil was pitching.
In Could 2018, Thomas was fired as Tech’s coach. D’Amour was employed to switch him.
Lemley was decided to impress the brand new Tech workers.
“I labored laborious to verify I stayed the place I wished to be,” she stated.
Lemley made the 2019 All-Timesland first group as an at-large decide as a sophomore, when she was 8-4 with a 0.82 ERA, 160 strikeouts and 6 walks in 84 2/3 innings. She additionally hit .394 with 11 doubles and 5 homers, and performed third base when O’Neil was pitching.