Protecting a 6-0 lead against Times No. 7 Kankakee Valley on Friday night, the senior pitcher for Times No. 4 Munster allowed two singles to lead off the third inning. With a rally brewing and the heart of the Kougars’ lineup coming up, Munster coach Beth Raspopovich didn’t feel the need to worry about her starter.
“I don’t have to teach her anything,” Raspopovich said. “She’s a senior. She’s been there before.”
That experience makes Elliott a rarity for a Munster squad that includes only two seniors and two juniors. Elliott’s leadership has led a team comprised mostly of sophomores to a 14-5 record, including a perfect 7-0 mark in conference.