Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Prep softball: Katelyn Robinson trying to take Stansbury to a new level
Prep softball » Junior is dominant on the mound, at the plate.
First Published Mar 26 2012 07:43 pm • Last Updated Mar 28 2012 05:03 pm

The Stansbury softball team experienced decent success in each of its first two seasons. Now in their third year, the Stallions have won their first nine games, and they are off to their best start since the school opened. They are looking like a special team with one very special player.

Junior Katelyn Robinson has been one of the most daunting hitters in the state since her freshman year. On top of that, she is Stansbury’s best pitcher.

At a glance

Here’s to you, Miss Robinson

Junior Katelyn Robinson is 4-1 as a pitcher this season and 10-2 in her career.

Against Ben Lomond last week, Robinson went 5-for-5 with six RBIs in Stansbury’s 29-0 victory.

Robinson is the state’s career leader in triples, with 15. She entered the week tied for second in home runs with 14 and seventh in doubles with 17.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

"I haven’t normally been a pitcher growing up or on my club teams, but the team needs me there," Robinson said. "I’m doing it because it’s fun."

It might be fun for Robinson, but her opponents find nothing enjoyable about facing her. Robinson won her first four starts before finally dropping one to Bear River on Friday. Her high-school record as a pitcher is 10-2. That isn’t too bad for someone who doesn’t have much outside pitching experience.

"She throws really hard, and she throws with a lot of movement on the ball," Stansbury coach Bridget Clinton said. "She scares batters."

As much as she frightens hitters, Robinson strikes even more terror into opposing pitchers. She is only halfway through her junior year, but she is already one of the most prolific hitters in state history. Entering this week, she was seventh in career doubles, with 17. With 14 career home runs, she is tied for second all-time. Against Bear River last week, Robinson hit her 15th career triple, which moved her into first place in state history.

Clinton said players like Robinson rarely come around. "You don’t usually see a softball player with the tools that she has," Clinton said. "She has a good arm, and she fields well. She has good speed. She hits for power, and she hits for average. She really is a five-tool player."

When you talk to Robinson, though, she doesn’t get hung up on everything she is personally accomplishing. She is all about the team. Tooele has been a dominating force in high school softball for years, but Robinson said Stansbury has all the pieces to take over as top dog in Tooele County.

"I have great teammates who are really talented, and our coaches are awesome," she said. "We are excited to play Tooele this year because they are our rival and we want to show them what we can do."

Stansbury has never beaten Tooele, so a win against the Buffaloes this year would be a huge step for the Stallions as they pursue their ultimate goal of making a deep run in the state tournament. The first meeting between the two teams this season is on April 3 at Tooele.

story continues below
story continues below

Clinton agreed with Robinson about having the right pieces, but added that Robinson is the biggest, most important piece. "She is the leader on this team because she is super competitive and intense," Clinton said. "She wants to win, and she does whatever it takes to make that happen. Her teammates see that. They look to her, and they follow her."

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.