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Varsity softball pitcher Kamryn Bellamy breaks career strikeout record

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Bellamy pitches in a home game against Faith Baptist. Archer lost the game 1-5, but Bellamy broke the school record for career strikeouts.

Bellamy pitches in a home game against Faith Baptist. Archer lost the game 1-5, but Bellamy broke the school record for career strikeouts.

Photo by Hannah Katzenstein

Photo by Hannah Katzenstein

Bellamy pitches in a home game against Faith Baptist. Archer lost the game 1-5, but Bellamy broke the school record for career strikeouts.

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The sun beat down and fans cheered wildly, but junior pitcher Kamryn Bellamy did not let the distractions faze her.

On Friday, April 28, during a game against Faith Baptist, Bellamy did the unprecedented; she broke Carolyn Zacarro’s ’14 record for career strikeouts.

Zacarro’s record of 357 has stood for three years, but that was before Bellamy joined the team in during the 2014-2015 season.

Bellamy currently has 370 strikeouts and counting. Only a junior, she has the remainder of this season and her entire senior year to add to that total.

“I was really surprised because I didn’t know what the record was, or that I was close to it,” Bellamy said. “I was so shocked [to find out], but I’m really happy.

The varsity softball team currently has a 11-2 overall record and 5-0 Liberty League record.

“The season is going really well,” Bellamy said. “We’re a really strong team this year and have a lot of freshman, which is good for the future of Archer softball.”

Highlights from the season include two victories over Avalon, games which Archer traveled to Catalina to compete in, and a 11-0 victory over Crossroads.

“The team has really bonded this season, and we all are very supportive of each other,” Alex Feldman ’18 said. “I am very excited for playoffs and the remainder of our games.”

The team will play next in a home game against Windward on Friday, May 5 at 3:30.

Click on the link below to see Bellamy’s record breaking pitch.

Kamryn Bellamy ’18 breaks career strikeout record from Oracle on Vimeo.

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