Newman, La Follette softball team shut out Vikings

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The Madison La Follette High School softball team closed down Janesville Parker on Thursday afternoon.

One of the reasons for the big win was a player a lot of people have their eyes on this season: La Follette High School pitcher Nicole Newman. She was the Big Eight “Player of the Year” as a freshman.

Newman, La Follette softball team shut out Vikings

On Thursday, as a sophomore, she faced Janesville Parker at Olbrich Park. This appearance came despite Newman having broke her leg at the start of basketball season but she’s back for softball.

On Thursday, she had 13 strikeouts and allowed just one hit as the Lancers beat the Vikings, 3-0.