Players of the Week 2020

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    Week #21 Player of the week - Ava Pries



    #10 Ava Pries – MI/OF - Class of 2023 - Uncommitted

    OC Batbusters Interthal 14U

    Ava is a 14U MI/OF who plays for OC Batbusters Interthal. She is a speedy leadoff hitter with extra base power who will find any way to get on base and score. Her quick processing speed allows for early pitch recognition and success with deep counts.

    Defensively she has a high softball IQ, bringing situational awareness to the field. She has top end lateral movement and a smooth glove. A versatile player, Ava locks down the middle infield and easily tracks down fly balls from all three outfield positions. She even serves as the team’s emergency catcher when called upon.

    This season (fall 19-winter 20) Ava and The Batbusters played an aggressive PGF & National Showcase filled 50 game schedule where Ava excelled in multiple key offensive categories including in AVG (.475), OBP (.570), SLG (.697) and Runs Scored (60).

    Season (19-20) highlights playing for the Batbusters include:

    • Pinnacle Sports (OH) National Qualifier - Hitting a grand slam in the championship game to help her team win the tournament and qualify for Nationals.
    • Scenic City Showcase (TN) - Hitting .462AVG and .769 SLG with 4 extra base hits while facing national competition from AL, OH, IN, FL & NC.
    • PGF Tarheel Classic (SC) – Hitting .571AVG, 1.071SLG, and 1.696 OPS, including an OTF HR to help her team become the only 14U team in Ohio or Pennsylvania to win a PGF tournament this season.

    Nationally, Ava was one of 12 players in the Northeastern Region chosen to be a Direct Select for USA Elite Select All American Games held in Florida last August. She represented our area by leading her AAG team in multiple offensive categories and helping the squad to 7-1 record.

    Ava’s performance at the AAG earned her a spot in the 16U / High School division of the USA Elite Select - Select 30 National Training Camp geared toward mental & Physical training of the top players in the country. Ava was selected to play for Shae “Big Play” Knighten, former WCWS MVP and Univ. of Oklahoma All-American, where she once again represented our region and helped her squad to an undefeated 4-0 record.

    As a varsity freshman at Upper St. Clair High School, Ava hit an OTF home run in her first varsity game. Ava finished her quarantine shortened varsity season with a .500 batting average.

    Ava’s 2020 summer schedule can be found here

    Last edited: May 22, 2020

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