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Donna ‘momma’ Abell, super fastpitch fan will not give up

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

She once went to the ball park after 72 hours of chemotherapy (but) she wasn’t going to miss the ball game. Fastpitch came along at the right time for us.” – Randy Abell


The Abell family includes Randy, left, Donna, and sons Tysen and Brody.
Courtesy photo

EAGLEVILLE, MO – At first glance, boys’ fastpitch brought a grimace and a groan from Donna Abell: “You’ve got to be kidding. Girls play softball!”

That was in 2003 when through the insistence of a friend, Donna’s 11-year-old son Brody switched from playing baseball to fastpitch softball.

She wasn’t keen on the move then. But she now has a distinctly different view of the underhanded game.

“We didn’t know back then how infectious fastpitch would become,” she said. “So you can say we took a leap of faith and fell head-over-heels for the game we call fastpitch.”

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