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Sidelines with Shelby McCombs And Niki Carver

Over the previous weekend, the Buckeye’s softball team was able to achieve a 5-0 record at the FAU “First Pitch” Classic and in big parts, it was in thanks to the works of senior pitcher Shelby McCombs and infielder Niki Carver.

While McCombs put in work on the mound pitching with a .34 ERA with 25 strikeouts in 20.2 innings  earning her first award of Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, Carver was a terror at the batter’s box going 8-18 on hits with a home run, seven RBIs, and five runs which earned her the honor of Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week. It was the first time both athletes were named for the honors.

Ohio State v Duke University softball action during the First Pitch Classic at FAU in Boca Raton on Friday, Feb. 9 2018. Pictured in photo: Niki Carver. (Photos by Taylor Jones)

But before the freshman and senior hit the field for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge this weekend, we had Shelby and Niki dish out the details about their lives outside of softball in this week’s edition of “Sidelines.”

Before a game, what songs are you listening to on Spotify or Apple Music?

Shelby: I listen to Christian music! A few of my favorites would be Come Alive – Lauren Daigle; He Knows My Name – Francesca Battistelli; TESTIFY – NEEDTOBREATHE.

Niki: Typically I listen to what I consider to be throwback music. To me that’s songs that are from the 90s and early 2000’s. They are songs that are upbeat and put me in a good mood.

Can you dance? What’s your go-to dance move?

Shelby: I wouldn’t say that I can dance or that I have a go-to dance move… Typically I will just move my arms and hands around. (hahaha)

Niki: I would have to say I’m not the best dance, but I do have some kind of rhythm. My go-to move would be smoothing funny that makes people laugh. I’m not a serious dancer.

What’s the one campus joint you eat at the most and what do you get? (Be honest)

Shelby: I definitely eat at Oxley’s By The Numbers more than anywhere and it’s always in the morning ( for breakfast, BEST MEAL OF THE DAY). I ALWAYS get a sausage, egg, and cheese burrito with salsa OR a sandwich on a bagel, a blueberry muffin, and a coffee (straight black or I might splurge and get a white mocha).

Ohio State v Boston University in softball action during the First Pitch Classic at FAU in Boca Raton on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. Pictured in photo: Shelby McCombs. (Photos by Taylor Jones)

Niki: The place I would have to say I eat at the most is Marketplace on Neil. Most of the time I get pizza or pasta, it just depends on my mood.

What’s your secrets or tips for balancing school work with practice and games?

Shelby: A PLANNER. When I get my syllabi in the first week, I go through all of them and write everything in my planner for the semester. Being able to plan ahead is key!

Niki: I typically do my homework after practice, because I do not have time in the mornings due to 8 ams I am currently taking. So after practice is my best option because I don’t have classes so I have time to just sit down and do my work. For weekends we play/travel I’m trying to get all of my homework done by Friday if not Thursday. That way I can focus on softball and not worry if I am not going to be able to turn anything in on time.

1870 Staff

1870 Staff

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