Hometown Stars: Fargo Davies senior Kennedy Cook
For Fargo Davies senior Kennedy Cook, the diamond is more than about just the number of outs and runs on the scoreboard.
FARGO -- Kennedy Cook is enjoying her senior season on the diamond.
"We got new coaches this year and the teammates and coaches are really great and it's super fun," said Cook. "I think all of us on the team are super excited to get back out there especially after waiting a whole entire year."
For Cook, a senior on the Fargo Davies softball team, the game of softball is about much more than the ball-strike count or number of runs on the scoreboard. The diamond runs through her blood, and it started at a young age.
"My dad played baseball up at UND, and so it's always just been a part of my life ever since I was little," said Cook. "My dad was my coach ever since I was little, he taught me how to catch, to throw, all of that."
Cook's talent is showing off this year, as when her team asked her to take on a new position, she stepped up to the plate and delivered.
"This year's actually my first year catching. We haven't really had a catcher, she graduated last year," said Cook.
Also a hockey player, Cook's position in hockey helps her out behind the plate.
"So, they asked me, 'Hey we know you play goalie,' and they are very similar, so with blocking balls and things like that, it kind of comes natural to me, because of hockey and playing goalie."
Cook's next challenge will come at the college ranks, as she's signed to continue her softball career at Concordia.
"I'm super excited to get into the program, because of just everything that they've told me and how they kind of want their team to be," she said.