Sports Spotlight 5-27: Blair-Taylor softball seniors

Five seniors of Blair-Taylor softball are in the Sports Spotlight.

They are Bailey Hammond, Ari Charles, Lauren Steien, Marlee Nehring, and Lauren Kidd. This group were all part of a softball program that went 71-7, made state three straight years and placed second twice. Hammond had a career batting average of .360 and hit .408 last spring for the Wildcats.

Charles is a three-time All-State athlete with a career batting average of .445 with 140 runs and 138 stolen bases.

Pitcher Lauren Steien is also a three-time All-Stater who won 70 of those 71 games with an 1.14 ERA, 18 shutouts and 2 no-hitters. She struck out 441 batters and only walked 79.

Marlee Nehring has been outstanding defensively at 2nd base, only committing 12 errors and always seems to be in proper position. Offensively, she batted .434 last spring.

Lauren Kidd played all three years but became a starter for the first time last year. She recorded six doubles and five triples with 35 RBI.

If you have an athlete you want to nominate, head to our sports page at and click on our Sports Spotlight story. There you’ll be invited to fill out our nomination form. You can also send Ken an email ( with any photos and videos of your athlete that you’d like him to include on-air.