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Posted on Sun, Jun 30, 2013 : 5:30 a.m.

Saline's Kristina Zalewski is 2013 Washtenaw County softball Player of the Year

By Kyle Austin

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Kristina Zalewski is the 2013 Washtenaw County softball Player of the Year

Daniel Brenner | file

Kristina Zalewski

Kristina Zalewski

School: Saline
Class: Senior

Notable: Kristina Zalewski was the focal point of a Saline softball team that made history, going 19-2 record in the circle with a .695 ERA, 218 strikeouts against only 24 walks in 141 innings. The senior helped the Hornets to an undefeated league season and outright SEC Red title, as her team went 33-3. The Hornets were ranked as high as No. 8 in the year in the coaches rankings, and won a regional title for the first time in school history. Zalewski’s individual highlights included an eight-inning no-hitter in her team’s district final win against Monroe, a performance her coach called “phenomenal,” and getting within one out of a perfect game against Chelsea during the regular season. She also gave up three combined runs in a pair of regional wins, and struck out 10 batters against Skyline while hitting a solo home run. “We ride behind her, and she’s a great leader,” Saline coach Alicia Seegert said after the Hornets’ state quarterfinal loss to Mattawan. Zalewski will play at Michigan State next season.

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Kyle Austin covers sports for He can be reached at or 734-623-2535. Follow him on Twitter @KAustin_AA.