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Greene’s freshman season at NSU cut short by virus

Kirsten Greene, a 2019 Gloucester High School graduate, had her freshman softball season at Norfolk State University cut short by COVID-19.

Greene had seven appearances on the mound on the season, all in relief, which tied for the team lead in relief appearances. Her best appearance came against Radford University as the right-hander pitched 4.1 innings on a cold, rainy day. She game up two earned runs while striking out four batters.

With the shortened season, the NCAA has awarded all spring sport athletes the opportunity to repeat this season, in essence, to use this year as a red-shirt year.

“It was certainly a learning experience playing Division I softball,” Greene said of her freshman season. “I was very disappointed the season ended early; however, I had a great time with a great group of teammates.”

GHS head softball coach Red Lindsay said he and assistant coach Jason Burns are proud of Greene. “I really enjoyed keeping up with Kirsten on the computer when she was ...

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