Northlake Baseball’s very own Kayley Reith has been recognized by the Women’s USA Baseball team for the 12 and under 2015 season. Kayley now 11 was first sought after as a 10 year old this season has the opportunity to compete with girls older than her but still playing the game she loves, baseball. Kayley who has been playing on the Northlake Knights boys travel team the past 2 seasons has now put about 210 baseball games under her belt in the past  4 years, and is ready for more. Kayley who shares this bond for the love of the game like no other with her father Jeff is already been put on the top stage for Northlake as her teams in years past has been to a total of 11 championship games. “Kayley will be the first to acknowledge her teammates, friends and coaches first before anything else” says her father, as the bonding time is the ultimate prize for them both. Kayley who’s primary position is pitching has been the ace of the staff for the past 4 years now, while being clocked as high as 61 MPH as a 10 year old, and  has grown as a pitcher and catcher throughout the season. She led her team this season with 60.2 innings pitched while only issuing 34 walks and striking out 117 while compiling an E.R.A. of 1.91, Kayley hit 457 this season while scoring 53 runs along with 39 RBI. Her lone home run this season was maybe the teams biggest blast a 270 foot home run vs. Berwyn in their semi-final round game in the Northlake Summer Sizzler. While being named game MVP of their travel championship game, a game in which her team came up short in extra innings, just being with her teammates after such an emotional night meant so much more to her. Kayley who was a t-ball call up as a 6 year old for the 8u boys coach/kid pitch regular season and playoffs instantly fell in love with the game as she was then named to the 8u boys all-star team as a t-baller, she owes a big thanks to coach Chuck Fredrickson who gave her a chance and she has been running with it ever since.

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