“I love the idea of giving back to Marshall County Softball,” said Abby Fiessinger this past week as she introduced her plan to return to Marshall County to open a baseball and softball training facility.

Fiessinger completed her fourth season at Carson-Newman only facing half of their scheduled opponents. With 24 remaining games in the 42 regular season schedule, Fiessinger was fourth on Carson-Newman’s home run list. “I have decided that I love softball way too much to be done.”

Fiessinger will be partnering with Cross the Seams Baseball and Softball (CTS). She began working with CTS at eight years old and continued to work with the program while at Carson-Newman.

CTS is a baseball and softball training program for youth, teens, and young adults that focuses on faith, family, and future. “Cross the Seams Baseball & Softball Training is a Spiritual, Physical and Technical training system to help develop and enhance the baseball & softball experience for each and every player…that includes a broad-based curriculum designed to progressively challenge and motivate players as well as instill character and discipline.”

Fiessinger entered the Lady Marshals softball roster as a seventh-grader under Coach Patricia Greer and started six seasons setting several records including Highest Season Batting Average, Highest On-Base percentage, Most Hits in a Season, Most Doubles in a Season, and Most RBI’s in a Season. In 2014 and 2015, she was selected to the All-Region Teams. Fiessinger was named the 2015 Region One Player of the Year and in 2013, 2014, and 2015 received defense and offense awards as a member of the Junior West All-Star Team.

She ended her college career as only the sixth Carson-Newman softball player to receive the South Atlantic Conference’s highest academic honor, the 2020 Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. As a college athlete, Fiessinger was named D2CCA All-America, D2CCA All-Region First Team, NFCA All-Region Second Team, and All-SAC Honorable Mention, SAC All-Tournament Team, NFCA All-Region First Team, All-SAC First Team, and All-SAC Tournament Team, as well as two-time SAC Player of the Week, two-time TSWA Player of the Week, Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District, D2CCA Southeast Region Player of the Year, D2CCA All-American Honorable Mention, NFCA All-America Second Team, and Fast Pitch News All-American Honorable Mention.

Her final full season as a Lady Eagle, her junior year, Fiessinger finished the regular season with .442 average and the season with .424 earning her the SAC’s regular season batting champion.

“I would definitely not be the same softball player or person without the people and community always supporting me.”

Fiessinger plans to be open in early July. The facility will be located beside Marshall County High School at 2690 U.S. Highway 641 N. Benton, Ky. She will be offering lessons on hitting, fielding, throwing, and catching utilizing the CTS program. Rental space and time will be available for individual practice. For more information, contact Fiessinger at abbyfiessinger@gmail.com.