H.S. SOFTBALL | KHSAA Makes Face Protection Mandatory

07/18/2017 09:50 AM

The KHSAA Board of Control held its first meeting of the 2017-18 academic year Friday and Saturday. During the meeting, the board took a “progressive step” in the area of student-athlete safety by approving a recommendation from staff to mandate the use of face protection in softball for pitchers, first basemen and third basemen.

According to the release, the board’s action, which follows the recommended use of protective headgear in July of 2014, makes Kentucky the first state to require face protection in high school softball.

Spectrum News featured a Union County softball pitcher in May, who made her return to the field after suffering a tripod fracture in her face after being hit by a line drive earlier in the season. Following her injury, Evyn Hendrickson began wearing a face mask while pitching and encouraged others to do the same.

You can read Hendrickson’s story “here”.http://mycn2.com/spectrum-sports/hs-softball-union-county-s-hendrickson-back-after-injury :

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Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.

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