Resident Pitches for All-Star in Italy
- by Ben Boehl -
|Kayla Mohr has
played softball since she
was four years old and loves the sport. She plays for a travel team in
Anne Arundel County called the Lady Orioles and is on the softball team
at her high school, Institute of Notre Dame; but her great
accomplishment at the age of 16 was being selected on a team that went
to play in a softball tournament in Italy.
Tom Thompson, a coach at an Anne Arundel County High School, recruited
the best 15 softball players in the Baltimore area. Mohr, an Essex
resident, was one of the lucky girls to be selected. The girls played
Italy in Milan, Rome and Florence.
talks with her catcher Sam Fisher during a game in Italy
courtesy of Randy Mohr -
“It was a little nerve-racking at first. We were a team that felt like
we were representing our country,” Mohr said. “It was a lot of pressure
The pressure didn't last too long as the girls went 5-1 on the trip.
Mohr is a successful fast-pitch softball pitcher and plays the infield
when she's not on the mound. As she enters the senior year of high
school, she is looking ahead to college. She will probably get offered
scholarships because she has been in talks with a few schools in south
“I have been looking at schools, but I have not decided where I want to
go,” Mohr said. “My main focus is on academics.”
Mohr just doesn't love to play softball, but she loves to teach the
sport. She volunteers at Gray Charles Rec. Council in Dundalk where she
works with young girls to work on their mechanics.
“After college I would like to continue to play softball, but I might
want to coach,” Mohr explained. “I like giving back to the girls and
helping them with their pitching.”