Texas Tech Softball Fall Signing Capsules
Nov. 21, 2012
Will graduate high school at semester and join the program in January for the 2013 season ... expected to come in and immediately compete at catcher ... three-year letterwinner for the Titans, who have made playoff appearances in each of the last two seasons ... was the district 30-5A Co-Newcomer of the Year in 2010 ... followed up as the Co-MVP of district 25-4A as a sophomore and the Co-Offensive Player of the Year as a junior ... also named an honorable mention All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) as a sophomore ... three-time first team all-area and all-region selection ... recovered from a knee injury following her sophomore season to hit .598 as a junior with 51 RBI and 61 total hits ... ranked seventh in the state of Texas for RBI and 25th nationally ... was also in the Texas top 20 for hits as well ... named to the academic all-district squad all three years as well ... played for the Houston Power Gold travel team in the summers ... team finished 13th at nationals in 2012 ... also played on a squad that finished second nationally this fall as well.
Left-hander slapper who hits for average ... can easily lay down a bunt and beat the throw to first base ... one of several talented runners in recruiting class ... helped lead Ridge Point to the third round in the playoffs a year ago with a 27-9 record ... led the team in home runs and was a unanimous all-district pick at second base ... also earned all-area honors as well ... plays with the KAOS Gold travel team ... two-time 18-under Golf PDF national qualifier ... New York City Triple Crown national qualifier ... three-year team captain for the program ... also a Triple Crown All-American.
INF - Flower Mound, Texas (Flower Mound H.S.)
Texas Tech TV: Ashley Fultz
Reliable infielder who hits for both power and average ... impressed coaches with her knowledge of the game early ... can play any spot in the infield ... plays for one of the best high school programs in the state at Flower Mound ... helped lead Flower Mound to the regional quarterfinals in 2012 ... team also advanced to the playoffs her sophomore year as well ... was a first-team all-district selection as a junior ... one of several signees who plays for the Texas Glory Adkins Gold travel team ... also played with fellow signees Brittany Lee and Susan Welborn ... squad is regularly one of the top teams in the state ... has also finished among the top teams nationally as well ... earned Academic Honor Roll selection multiple times in high school.
C/UTIL - Keller, Texas (Keller H.S.)
Texas Tech TV: Brittany Lee
Talented hitter who will bring immediate power to the lineup ... another signee who is able to steal bases ... helped lead Keller to three district titles and the state semifinals ... named to the first team all-district twice ... also earned a selection to the all-district second team ... has also been honored on the Fort Worth Star Telegram's Super Team ... was an honorable mention Dallas Morning News All-Area member ... owns the school's single-season and career records for home runs ... has also hit for the cycle during her career ... tied for second in single-season triples as well ... also a member of the school's basketball team where she helped lead Keller to a co-district title ... team also advanced to the area finals ... joins fellow signees Ashley Fultz and Susan Welborn as members of the Texas Glory Adkins Gold travel team ... was actually born in Lubbock.
OF - Van, Texas (Van H.S./Navarro College)
Texas Tech TV: Jessica Marshburn
Will provide immediate speed and experience in the outfield ... reigning Golden Shoe award winner for the top base stealer at the NJCAA Division I level ... swiped 89 bases during her freshman season at Navarro which led the nation ... was the only player to record more stolen bases in 2012 than current Red Raider and former Chattanooga State standout Shelby Johnson ... also hit .417 overall while scoring 51 runs ... finished with 10 doubles, four triples, and 30 RBI ... signed with Navarro after a stellar career at Van High School ... was a four-year starter for the Vandals ... was the district 14-3A Co-Newcomer of the Year in 2008 ... was a first-team all-district pick the next three years ... named the district MVP as a junior as well ... picked up first team all-state honors her final three seasons by the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) and the Texas Sportswriters Association ... a first-team all-region selection final three years as well ... honored nationally as a second-team All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) ... also successful in the classroom as she was an Academic All-State honoree her senior year.
RHP/UTIL - Kingwood, Texas (Kingwood H.S.)
Texas Tech TV: Cassie McClure
Talented prospect who will appear both in the circle and at the plate for the Red Raiders ... will bring velocity and good commend to the Tech pitching staff ... can hit for power at the plate as well ... played a big part in Kingwood's playoff runs the last three seasons ... will be a four-year starter for the Mustangs ... was named the team MVP her first three years on varsity ... was also the district MVP as both a freshman and junior ... named the Offensive MVP as a junior as well ... first-team all-district pick all three years ... was an All-Greater Houston Area firs team in 2012 as well ... school's single season and career leader in home runs ... hit nine home runs as a junior and 20 over her three-year career ... also hit .525 in 2012 to raise her career average to .425 overall ... totaled a 1.74 career ERA and a 56-38 overall record in the circle ... plays for the Texas Impact Gold travel team.
INF - Yukon, Okla. (Mustang H.S.)
Texas Tech TV: Kierra Miles
Can hit for power to all parts of the ballpark ... also can be a force on the base paths as well ... projected to be a middle of the lineup type hitter ... plays for one of the top teams in the state of Oklahoma at Mustang High School ... four-year letterwinner for the Broncos ... missed her junior year due to injury but came back this fall to be a Large West All-State selection ... helped lead the Broncos to the 6A state tournament with a 23-16 overall record ... was the District 1 Offensive Player of the Year in 2012 ... will play with the Large West All-State team later this summer in an all-star game ... was one of the top hitters in the state each year ... named a "Player to Watch" by The Oklahoman prior to her sophomore season ... hit .500 during her freshman season alone ... plays in the summer for the Oklahoma Original Ultimate Gold travel team.
OF - Missouri City, Texas (Fort Bend Hightower H.S.)
Texas Tech TV: Camaury Prados-Washington
Speedy outfielder who will be a consistent threat on the bases ... projected to be a dominant base stealer at the collegiate level ... hits from the left side and uses her speed with a slap approach ... sister of current Texas Tech running back DeAndre Washington ... hit .358 as a junior with 32 stolen bases ... consistent presence on the bases as she recorded a .462 on-base percentage ... also scored 27 runs ... was a second team District 23-5A selection as a junior ... plays for the Stealth Gold travel team.
INF - Aurora, Ill. (Oswego East H.S.)
Texas Tech TV: Brittany Warnecke
Tall, athletic player who can play anywhere in the infield ... plays shortstop for Oswego East in Illinois, one of the top high school teams in the state ... has great range and projects to be a solid hitter at the collegiate level ... hit. 475 as a junior with five homeruns and 37 RBI ... also scored 37 runs after totaling 57 hits ... led the Wolves in every offensive statistical category ... was named an All-SPC (Southwest Prairie Conference) selection for the second straight year ... was also an all-area pick as a freshman after she recorded a .448 batting average ... plays for the Naperville Diamonds travel team which is one of the top programs in Illinois.
RHP/UTIL - North Richland Hills, Texas (North Richland Hills Birdville H.S.)
Texas Tech TV: Susan Welborn
Talented pitcher who throws hard in the circle ... will also be a reliable hitting option for the Red Raiders as well ... can play several positions in the infield outside of pitching ... comes from a talented family as both parents were successful athletes with her father, Sam Welborn, being a first-round draft pick by the Philadelphia Phillies ... father was also a top fastpitch player ... was one of the top pitching/hitting combinations in the state last year ... helped lead Birdville to the 4A regional finals as a junior ... was the Fort Worth Star Telegram's 2012 Super Team Player of the Year ... totaled a 1.37 ERA with 20 wins in the regular season alone while also hitting .437 for the Lady Hawks ... was also part of the publication's first-team all-area selections as well ... named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association all-state team as a junior ... one of three signees who play for the Texas Glory Adkins Gold travel team, joining both Brittany Lee and Ashley Fultz.