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Liske Signs With The Bearcats

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Alli Liske, in-between her parents Scott and Staci Liske, signs her letter of intent to play softball at McKendree University after graduation. Standing is Abbi Liske, Alli’s sister, Sheryn Queen, pitching coach, Wayne Bendall, Tomahawk Fastpitch Select Team, Shaun Renth, NCHS Softball Coach, and Wayne Harre, NCHS Athletic Director.

By Brent Huelsmann

Going into her senior season at Nashville Community High School, Alli Liske has decided to follow in her sister's footsteps, as she signed her letter of intent to play softball at McKendree University after graduation.

Liske is slated to be the lone senior for the Hornettes this season, as they try to continue the winning tradition. Liske was a part of the State Championship team in 2015. Last season, Liske batted .308 on the season with four home runs and 22 RBIs. On the mound Liske went 1-2 with a 5.09 ERA. The Hornettes season ended with a loss to Carmi-White County in the Sectional Semi-Final.

When asked about her decision to go to McKendree, Liske said, "I chose McKendree because when I was growing up, all of my teachers went to McKendree, and that is what I want to do with my life. I want to be an elementary school teacher, and help kids have a good education so they can better themselves."

When asked about the player that McKendree is getting, Nashville High School Coach Shaun Renth said. "They are getting a player that can definitely hit a little bit, she's got a good swing, and she's pretty good batting eye. Even looking at the stats before I started coaching, she's got a very good eye, she knows the strike zone, works the counts very well, just puts the work in. Kind of a silent leader, doesn't really say a lot, but she does what she needs to do."

With winter sports, just starting up, and softball season a few months away, Liske said she is happy to get this done so early. "I'm really happy I chose this so early, so now I can relax and focus on certain things, and make sure I'm prepared for the college season."

Liske has been a part of one of the most successful stretches in Nashville High school history. In the past three seasons, the Hornettes have captured a State Championship, as well as three regional championships.

Going into the season Renth talked about what he expects out of Liske this season. "I expect a lot of what she did last year, she hit for us, she's got a little power. She's not one of those kids who's going to go out there and just kind of get in everybody's faces. She's going to lead by example and she'll be the only senior I think this year, and hopefully she will take what Deidra did last year and build off of that."

As for the positions Liske will play at McKendree, Liske said, "Hopefully I'm pitching and playing first base, but I'll be more than happy to play anywhere I want to."

McKendree is a Division II school, and plays in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.