Circle’s Ellie Randall-Athlete Spotlight-Presented by Wichita Driving School

A change to the KSHSAA rules made Ellie Randall’s senior season a special one.

In the spring of 2023, members of the Kansas House of Representatives and Kansas Senate passed legislation providing the opportunity for Non-Public School Students to participate in KSHSAA sponsored activities at their respective local public school.

“I have been homeschooled my whole life so playing high school softball is new for me since KSHSAA changed the rules,” Randall said. “On our first game I threw a no hitter against Chaparral and knew this was going to be fun.”

Randall was one of the top pitchers in the area this season. She had an ERA of 1.40 and held opponents to a batting average of .171. She also struck out 86 batters.

“My personal goal this season was to see as many at bats as possible, push myself harder by working different pitches, and gain confidence through it all,” Randall said.

Randall, who will be playing at Butler Community College, was focused on getting opportunities this season and enjoying her final ride in high school. “Before season started I told myself to just have fun and get reps,” Randall said. “I wanted to improve on my mindset and play for the glory of God. Circle Softball did not disappoint because I have had so much fun with the girls! I am so blessed to have the opportunity to play this amazing sport with great teammates.”