Crestview's Day shines for Raiders

Hannah Day

Northwest Florida State College's Hannah Day runs onto the field at the start of a recent game.

Published: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:25 PM.

NICEVILLE — A step up in competition hasn't slowed down former Crestview High School softball player Hannah Day.

Day, a 2012 CHS graduate, now displays her talents at Northwest Florida State College, where she is among the Raiders’ leaders in every offensive category. The team has a 32-10 record and tops the Panhandle Conference standings with a 4-2 mark.

‘Knocking the cover off the ball’

Day was leading the Raiders in runs batted in and was tied for the team lead in home runs going into last Thursday's doubleheader against Tallahassee Community College. She also was among the top three in batting average, runs scored, hits and slugging percentage.

Her .463 batting average is even more impressive, considering she has caught almost every game for Northwest Florida State, which means she's been behind the plate for both ends of a doubleheader.

"Hannah's probably one of the most dedicated players we have right now," Raider coach Jack Byerly said. "She's a good leader out there. She's aggressive and she hustles.

"And the way she's been hitting it lately — are you kidding me? She's been knocking the cover off the ball."

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