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June 15, 2013

NT softball legend Frizzell to HS Hall Saturday

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Tonawanda News — A peek at her stats wasn’t a great indicator of her frustrations, however, as she went 42-5 and was an ECAC First Team selection both seasons in Connecticut. Back in Buffalo, she finished out her college career in style with a 28-10 record in two seasons as she led the Bengals to their first appearance in the NCAA regional tournament in 1991. She was named the ECAC Player of the Year her final year.

Frizzell played fast pitch until she was about 29 years old, but decided to step away from the game to focus on her career and raise a family. She has two daughters — Morgan and Hailey — with her husband Sean. She played in the Empire State Games for eight years, winning six gold medals.

Murphy’s assistant coach at NT, Edgy Skovenski, said Frizzell was a winner on and off the field.

“Kim was a left hander that just brought the ball and was a heck of an athlete,” he said. “She was a great kid too, you would have never known it either. Never once did I see her strut her stuff.”

Even with all of her accomplishments and awards, Frizzell said she was humbled when she heard the news of her induction.

“Even my husband said, ‘how do you not think you’d get all these awards.’ And I just never really thought of it that way,” she said. “I never really thought if I can play sports really well I can get all these different awards.”

As life has settled down a bit for Frizzell and her family, she has been able to get back into the game in recent years — this time as a coach. Morgan is 10 years old and plays for the Lancaster/Depew house team. 

Mom is attempting to show Morgan all the tricks of the trade, but, at times, Frizzell said coaching can be difficult, especially with her own daughter.

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