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Nunemaker to continue softball at IUS

Nunemaker to continue softball at IUS
Nunemaker to continue softball at IUS
Hannah Nunemaker, a senior at Lanesville Junior-Senior High School, signs a letter of intent to play softball at Indiana University Southeast. With her, front row, are her parents, David and Rita Nunemaker; back row, IUS head coach Joe Witten, assistant coach Jody Jones and Lanesville coach Steve Sonner. Submitted photo

Hannah Nunemaker, a senior at Lanesville Junior-Senior High School, recently signed a letter of intent to play softball at Indiana University Southeast.

Nunemaker said she was encouraged to play softball by her father, David Nunemaker, who played baseball in high school. (Her mother is Rita Nunemaker.)

She has played the sport now for 11 years and is found on the pitcher’s mound, at first base or in the outfield when the Lady Eagles take to the diamond.

Her most favorite memory of playing softball at Lanesville is from her freshman year, when the team advanced to semi-state of the Indiana High School Athletic Association tournament.

Nunemaker also has played basketball five years for the Lady Eagles.

In selecting IUS for her post-secondary education, Nunemaker said the small class sizes were a factor.

“It is close, not a real expensive college and they have relatively smaller classes, which is what I like,” she said.

Nunemaker said she is looking forward to playing softball four more years while pursuing a degree in nursing.

Women’s fast-pitch softball became a sport at IUS, a Division III university, in 2006. Last season, the IUS Grenadiers, coached by Joe Witten, now in his ninth season at IUS, posted a 19-2-1 record before COVID-19 canceled their last 32 games. The 2021 NAIA softball coaches’ preseason poll has them ranked No. 24.

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