- Created: Friday, 09 April 2021 05:45
By RICK PETERSON
Topeka High senior catcher Zoe Caryl has spent a lot of time over the last couple of years waiting to play softball.
And with each at bat this spring, the Illinois signee is doing her best to make up for that lost time.
Continuing her torrid start to the 2021 season, Caryl went 4 of 5 Friday with three home runs, a triple and seven runs batted in as Topeka High improved to 8-0 on the year with a 6-3, 10-1 doubleheader sweep over Centennial League rival Seaman at Hummer Sports Park.
After having the '20 high school season canceled due to COVID-19, Caryl was sidelined again, this time by mononucleosis, last fall, making her even more eager to get back on the diamond.
"This fall I got sick and didn't get to play club ball and I got knocked out of cross country, I got knocked out of everything, and I've worked really hard to get back to where I was this last summer,'' Caryl said.
"I've been waiting for this. With COVID taking our season last year, I've been waiting for high school softball.''