Back Together Again

There has been a Steinert/Hamilton Hurricanes reunion at Central Connecticut University this fall, as freshman Kaylee “The Salad Princess” Whittaker has rejoined Carli Backlund as teammates on the Blue Devils softball team.

Prior to last season — when Backlund hit .252 with 8 doubles, 4 homers and 18 RBI as a college freshman and Whittaker pitched the Spartans to a Mercer County Tournament title — the two had been teammates every season since age 7.

About The Author

Rich Fisher has been around the Hamilton Township sports scene for so long that he actually got Rich Giallella’s autograph when Giallella was still a player! Proud product of Hamilton YMCA and Lou Gehrig baseball leagues and former teammate of Jim Maher on a very average Barton & Cooney rec basketball team, Fish graduated from Nottingham Junior High and Steinert High school and has covered township sports since 1980. His goal in life is to convince Maria Prato that Jersey tomatoes are at least 100 times better than California tomatoes.