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Softball Notebook: Retrievers Complete Recruiting Class, Announce Fall Schedule, Clinic
BALTIMORE—UMBC softball coach Joe French announced today that four more players have committed to join the Retrievers this fall.
Pitcher/outfielder Katie Ferguson from North East,
Jessica Warner is a shortstop/third baseman from
The versatile Kayla Martinez from
An agile infielder/outfielder from
“We were looking to bring in versatility, speed, agility, line drive power and some pitching depth in this class, and we feel that we have addressed our needs for the 2011 season, “ French said. “All of these players have played at high levels of school and travel ball and have the ability to lead us in the future.”
Fefel Named Graduate Assistant at William Woods: UMBC’s all-time home run leader and 2010 Outstanding Female Senior Athlete Amanda Fefel was named graduate assistant pitching coach at
“This is a great opportunity for Amanda as she starts her coaching career,” French said.
Fall Schedule Announced: The Retrievers will play three tournaments, two scrimmages and an alumni game as part of their fall schedule.
UMBC kicks off the fall with two games at the Towson Tournament on Sept. 25, before traveling to George Washington a day later to take on the host Colonials and
UMBC closes out its fall schedule with an alumni game on Oct. 16 as part of Homecoming Weekend.
UMBC’s Fall Schedule
Sept. 25 at
Sept. 26 at George Washington Tournament
vs. George Washington 2 p.m.
Oct. 3 vs. Catholic 10 a.m.
Oct. 8 at George Mason 4 p.m.
Oct. 9 at UMBC Tournament
Oct. 16 Alumni Game TBA
2010 Fall Clinic: French and the Retrievers will host their annual fall clinic for girls ages 12 and up on Sunday, Oct. 17, at UMBC Softball Stadium from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The schedule will include offensive, defensive and pitching/catching sessions in the morning with scrimmages and a question-and-answer period in the afternoon. The cost of the clinic is $45 before Oct. 10 or $50 thereafter. Group rates are available for five or more players who sign up together. The clinic is open to 40 players. For more information, contact Coach French at 410-455-1325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMBC Fall Scholastic Retriever Classic: French and the Retrievers will also host the Second Annual UMBC Fall Scholastic Retriever Classic Oct. 23-24 at UMBC Softball Stadium. The entry fee is $300 per team plus $25 per game for the umpires. Due to limited space, the showcase will accommodate the first eight teams that register. Weather permitting, each team will play four 6-inning or 70-minute games, with each batter starting with a 1-1 count. The tournament is open to all travel ball teams in the 14, 16 and 18 divisions. Local collegiate coaches will be invited. For more information, contact Coach French at 410-455-1325 or email@example.com.
Retrievers to Host Open Tryouts: French will hold tryouts for the 2011 softball team Sept. 13 at 1:30 p.m. Any full-time student with NCAA eligibility is invited to audition with the current Retrievers. Contact Coach French at 410-455-1325 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and paperwork.