Kelsey Stewart Added to 2018 Roster
Conroe, TX – May 8th, 2018 – Scrap Yard Fast Pitch, LLC (SYFP) is very excited to announce another game-changing roster addition for the 2018 summer. SYFP has inked former Florida Gator All-American and two-time Women’s College World Series Champion, Kelsey Stewart!
Stewart has managed to stand out at every level of the game, including the collegiate level and the international level with the USA Softball Women’s National Team. During her time in a Gator uniform, Stewart left her name all over the record books and helped her team win back to back WCWS National Titles (2014 & 2015).
Stewart ranks in the top 10 in the Gator career record books in several offensive categories. She ranks first in hits (357), runs scored (259), stolen bases (113), total bases (509), and triples (29). In addition, she ranks second in batting average (.391), third in doubles (49), and tenth in RBIs (148). These career statistics helped gain her NFCA First-Team All-American Honors in 2014 and 2015, where she also made the Women’s College World Series All-Tournament Team in both seasons.
As a freshman in 2013, Stewart made the USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team where she helped lead the red, white, and blue to a silver medal at the ISF X Jr. Women’s World Championship. She went on to make the USA Softball Women’s National Team in 2014, 2015, and 2016 where she helped USA Softball bring home several medals from international events. Her medals include 2015 Pan American Games Silver Medal, 2017 Pan American Championship Gold Medal, 2014 WBSC Women’s World Championship Silver Medal, and the 2016 WBSC Women’s World Championship Gold Medal.
Stewart has acquired a very impressive list of stats during her four-year stretch in the red, white, and blue. She batted a career .330 (34-103), had 1 home run, 23 RBIs, and scored an impressive 41 runs for the stars and stripes.
When asked about joining SYFP, Stewart said “I’m very excited to have the chance to continue my professional career with Scrap Yard Fast Pitch. I’m extremely thankful for the opportunity and look forward to continue growing the game that I love!”
Head Coach Mike Steuerwald is very excited about adding the talented Kelsey Stewart to the Scrap Yard Fast Pitch lineup in 2018. When asked his thoughts on signing the former Florida Gator, Coach Steuerwald said, “Kelsey is a great athlete that comes from a great program at the University of Florida. She has professional experience and is a versatile infielder that can contribute in many different ways on the field for red, black, and white!”
Director Connie May was eager to give her thoughts on the signing of Stewart, saying “We love our USA Players and you cannot get enough of those Florida Gators! We are glad to have such a versatile athlete with us this summer.”
About Scrap Yard Fast Pitch
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