Lady Trojans' Ellie Fout spends time at Arcanum Brick Party.

Fout’s name entered in OHSAA record book

Arcanum's Ellie Fout homers her way to OHSAA fourth place tie.

Arcanum’s Ellie Fout homered her way into the OHSAA softball homerun record book by hitting a home run in seven consecutive games in the 2021 high school softball season.

“I never in a million years would think that my name from a small town school would be in a big time paper – it’s pretty neat,” said Fout. “It just shows that anybody can do big things and as long as you show hard work and determination.”

Fout is tied for fourth place with seven dingers while Elyria Catholic junior Annika Bredel stands alone in first place with 10-consecutive game homers hit this season from April 23 – May 19.

Gahanna Lincoln’s Addie Kittel hit a round-tripper in 9-consecutive games in 2018 to hold down second place and Jessie Rock of Groveport Madison hit a home run in 8-straight games in 2016.

The Lady Trojans’ Ellie Fout equaled North Jackson-Milton’s Sierra Pierce with homerun No. 7, a feat Pierce accomplished in 2016.

“I was just swinging for the fences,” Fout stated. “I was just like – you know what, I’m seeing the ball pretty well, as long as I swing hard it’s probably going to go over.”

Both Annika Bredel and Ellie Fout return for the 2022 OHSAA softball season to compete their senior year.

Fout held down first base for Arcanum while younger sister Emilie Fout, a freshman was the starting shortstop for the Lady Trojans and also hits for average and power.

“At first I was kind of anxious about how it was going to go, but it’s nice having your sister always having your back and always being there,” Ellie said of Emilie. “She’s my biggest cheerleader so it is kind of good to have someone to look forward to be with – I enjoy having her.”

Fout played select ball for the 2021 summer fast pitch softball season, playing for the Cannons based in Russia, OH.

“I’ve done pretty well,” Fout said of summer ball. “I’ve seen the ball consistently, I’ve played hard and it’s been good.”

Fout looks forward to the 2022 high school softball season but does understand it will be no secret to opposing teams that she hits with power and homers come in bunches.

“I’ll be ready,” said Fout. “I’m going to hit it no matter where it’s at. I see pretty much everything as a strike so I’m ready to swing – I’m ready to hit them over.”

Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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