Sementelli promoted to college varsity

Birmingham High of Lake Balboa graduate Marti Sementelli is making headlines in North Carolina as a member of the Montreat College baseball team.

She is 0-1 with a 5.22 ERA in nine appearances for Montreat and was recently promoted to the school's varsity team.

Umpire Porky Spencer told the Asheville Citizen-Times, "Pound for pound, I've never seen any pitcher that's tougher than Marti."

She has five strikeouts and two walks in 11 2/3 innings with the varsity team.