Fishers students to play softball in Taiwan


Morgan and Spillman

Two Fishers high school students will play softball inTaiwanthis weekend as part of the Nantou International Softball Tournament.

Mykala Spillman, 15, a freshman atFishersHigh School, and Sidney Morgan, 17, a junior atHamiltonSoutheasternHigh School, were invited to play as part of Team SoftballOne. SoftballOne, founded by 2008 Taiwan Olympic Softball Offensive Coach Cara Johnson-Hirsch, draws players from Indiana.

“It hasn’t really hit me yet,” said Morgan. “My mom was actually born inTaiwan, so I’m going to see family there.”

“I’m just worried about keeping up with all the schoolwork I’ll be missing, and at the same time, keeping up with what’s happening,” added Spillman.

Team SoftballOne will compete against amateur teams from Taiwan, Japan and China, many of which’s members are former national or Olympic competitors. The tournament, held inNantou City,Taiwan, will run from Feb. 17-26. For more information about the team, visit