2018 Inductee Kristy Baptista, 1999
A 1999 graduate of Bellevue High School, Kristy Baptista earned seven varsity letters in three different sports for the Lady Red.
Kristy earned one letter in basketball, three in volleyball, and three more in softball.
The sport of softball is where Kristy made her mark and left her name in the record books at BHS.
As a sophomore she batted .257 with 9 hits helping the Lady Red to a 10-4 NOL (2nd place) finish and a 20-4 overall record. The team finished ranked 6th in the SB State Coaches Poll.
As a junior in 1998, Kristy emerged as a team leader and force in the NOL and area. She helped lead her team to a 17-7 record while leading the team with a .484 average. She has also earned first team All-NOL, first team All-District, and first team All-State honors during her breakout season.
During her senior campaign, Baptista nearly duplicated the feat, going first team All-NOL and District, while being voted second team All-Ohio. She was also team captain, while leading the Lady Red in hits (31), RBI’s (20), stolen bases (21), and batting average (.431). She helped lift her team to a 10-4 NOL (2nd place) finish, and a Sectional Championship.
Kristy currently resides in Hilliard, OH and works at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a cardiac catheter lab technician in the Heart Center.