Greenville’s Melody Kappel chooses Ithaca College

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Greenville and Kingston City Royals 18U standout Melody Kappel signs her letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic careers at Ithaca College.

GREENVILLE — The Kappel family and the Kingston City Royals 18U travel softball team are proud to announce Melody Kappel (Greenville High School 2021) has signed her National Letter of Intent to pitch at Ithaca College where she will enter into the Exploratory Science program.

Kappel was one of the top players in the Patroon Conference and helped the Spartans earn the No. 2 seed in the Section II Class B playoffs where they advanced to the semifinal round.

Melody compiled a 12-3 record with a 0.93 earned run average on the mound her senior season, striking out 193 batters and walking 16 in 97 innings.

She batted an even .500 with one home run, 25 RBI, 27 runs scored, 10 stolen bases, a .536 OBP, .717 slugging percentage and 1.253 OPS.

“Hard work and dedication create opportunity, Melody is a great example of this,” Kappel’s coach with the Kingston City Royals 18U Brian Haller said. “The opportunity to pitch in college is something she has always wanted, and she went out and made it happen.

“She is a relentless worker, constantly improving her game. The Kingston City Royals are thrilled that Melody has found the perfect home at Ithaca College to continue playing the game she loves.”

“Melody is every coach’s dream — hard-working, dedicated, a team player and role model for her younger teammates,” Greenville coach Chris Hagan said. “I wish her the best of luck and great success at Ithaca.”

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