Kristie Radvan started her career at third base. Last year she moved to shortstop. This year as a junior she moved to pitcher. More importantly, she has helped Freeport move into playoff contention in Section 3-AA. Through six section contests, Freeport (9-3, 4-2) is in second place behind only Burrell (6-2, 5-1) in the section. There is a backlog behind those teams with Deer Lakes (7-3, 2-2), West Shamokin (4-4, 2-2) and Apollo-Ridge (3-6, 2-4).
Radvan has been dominant at times. She struck out 11 during her perfect game in an 11-0 five-inning win at Valley earlier this season. She set the bar high in her debut when she opened the season with a no-hitter while once again striking out 11 in a 4-0 win over Leechburg. In addition to her no-hitter, she helped her own cause by belting a three-run home run.
Freeport starts a four-game home stretch of section play on Tuesday when it hosts Valley at 3:45 p.m.