Forest’s Brooke Ross Eclipses 1000 Career Strikeout Mark

by Hunter Bower // Owner

Forest High School’s Brooke Ross, a Louisiana College signee, recently set a school record as she recorded strikeout No. 1000.

The milestone came in a doubleheader matchup on April 10 in which the Lady Dawgs took wins against Vidalia and St. Frederick. Ross had 30 combined strikeouts in both games. She faced 15 batters in the first game against Vidalia for 15 strikeouts, pitching a perfect game, and recorded 15 more strikeouts in the 2-1 victory over St. Frederick.

“Brooke has done great this year in the circle,” said Forest head coach Chasity Griffin. “She’s got a few more things she wants to tend to before she finishes her high school softball career.”

Ross currently has a career total of 1015 strikeouts with 288 coming this season, which has been her highest season yet. 

“Her determination this season I believe comes from the heartbreak of having last season canceled,” said Griffin.

Forest recently earned the No. 1 seed in the LHSAA Class B softball playoffs and await the winner of the Fairview-Castor after receiving a first-round bye.