Spotlight: Ellsworth really wants a home run |

Spotlight: Ellsworth really wants a home run

You could say that Brittany Ellsworth, the second baseman for Summit High School’s softball team, is like Donny Osmond.

She’s a little bit country. She’s a little bit rock “n’ roll.

Ellsworth, a senior, listens to all types of music and, when she’s not on the field, she’s out hanging with friends.

But, her goals are still serious. She wants to get into the University of Colorado in Boulder or Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

“I wanted to be a veterinarian, but then I found out I didn’t like science,” she joked. “My favorite class is probably video production. I like to make movies.”

Ellsworth also has goals for the softball season, which heads into postseason play next week.

“I want to get a home run really bad,” she said. “I think my hitting is really coming along. I’ve had a few home runs through the years. I just need to get a hold of one.”

Ellsworth started playing the sport when she was little. She’s played a lot of positions, but she likes second base the best.

And, come winter, she heads to the pool, where she swims for the Summit swim team. And, in the spring, she’s on the tennis court.

But, while it’s her last season for the Tigers, her teammates will always carry some funny memories of Ellsworth on the field.

“One time, she slipped on home plate and fell really hard,” fellow senior Mackenzie Voorhees said. “It was funny at first, and then we got concerned. But, eventually, we started laughing again.”

Ellsworth is the daughter of Jack and Theresa and the sister to Mattison, a freshman.

“We get along,” she said.

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