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Softball - Tue, May 2, 2017

LINDSBORG, Kan. – The Bethany College softball program has welcomed three more student-athletes to its 2017-18 recruiting class: Clarisa Crump, Moore, Okla.; Miah Escobar, Arlington, Texas; and Elizabeth "Elle" Schrag, McPherson, Kan.

Crump, an outfielder, comes to Bethany from Moore High School in Moore, Okla. Her senior year, Crump played varsity as a right fielder. She lettered her senior year and was part of the leadership program.

For competitive club softball, Crump has played left, center, and right field. Her junior year of competitive club softball, Crump hit .533 with 25 RBIs and 18 steals.

"We are pleased to have Clarissa Crump attend Bethany College and join Swedes Softball!" said head coach Laura Moreno. "We like Clarissa's speed both in the outfield and on the bases. She is quick at taking angles to the ball in the outfield, which allows her to make some quality defensive plays. Her speed helps her be a very scrappy hitter at the plate. We look forward to working with Clarissa over the next four years!"

Crump is the daughter of Jennifer Reeder and Ralph Crump. She has a 3.47 grade point average and plans to major in psychology.

Escobar, an outfielder, comes to Bethany from Juan Seguin High School in Arlington, Texas. There, she played outfield as well as some third base. She was a member of student council, and was involved in SOAR.

"We are very happy for Miah Escobar to choose Bethany College and our Swedes Softball program!" Coach Moreno said. "Miah is a great communicator with a quality work ethic and communication skills. Offensively, we feel Miah has good pitch selection and takes her hand to and through the zone well, which helps her make solid contact. In the outfield, Miah has a strong arm, tracks the ball well, and takes good angles. We are excited to work with Miah during her time as a Swede!"

Escobar is the daughter of Wendy Jackson and George Escobar. She has a 3.12 grade point average and plans to major in biology.

Schrag, a pitcher/utility player, comes to Bethany from McPherson High School in McPherson, Kan. There, she has been a four-year starter for the Bulldogs. Schrag was a key member of McPherson's run to the 2014 Kansas state championship game. In addition to pitcher, she has played first base, second base, and outfield.

Schrag was also a four-year student-athlete on the McPherson volleyball team as a setter and passer, who has qualified for the state tournament the past seven years.

In addition to playing softball and volleyball, Schrag is a member of KAY, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, International Club, and earned silver level on work keys her sophomore year. She is also active in the community, serving as a Sunday school teacher, tutors kindergarten through eighth grade, works as a lawn mower, and babysits.

"We are very excited to welcome Elle Schrag to Bethany College and our Swedes Softball program!" said Moreno. "While we will definitely look at Elle as a pitcher, we also like her versatility. She has good knowledge of the game, which enables her to play multiple positions. In addition, Elle coming from a successful high school program is a big asset. Having student-athletes who know how to win and bring a winning mindset to our program is huge. Elle has great family support with lots of connections to Bethany. We are happy to have her as a Swede and look forward to working with her!"

Schrag is the daughter of Karyne and Greg Schrag. She has a 3.2 grade point average and plans to major in physical health and wellness. 

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