Vanessa Shippy Added to 2018 Invitee List
Conroe, TX – May 18th, 2018 - Scrap Yard Fast Pitch, LLC (SYFP), has announced the invitation to another senior collegiate standout, Oklahoma State infielder, Vanessa Shippy! The Idaho native has made a name for herself in Stillwater by playing in 170 consecutive games for the Cowgirls, meaning she has never missed a game while at OSU!
Shippy is having a banner senior year at OSU with a current batting average of .460, 74 hits, 69 runs, and 28 RBIs. In her time as a Cowgirl, Vanessa has earned two Third Team All-American honors, two First Team Academic All-American awards, All Big-12 First Team, All-Region First Team and 2016 Big XII Co-Player of the Year. Shippy has already been named the 2018 Big XII Player of the Year and is currently in the Top 50 on the 2018 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year "Watch List"!
Head Coach Mike Steuerwald wasted no time in giving his thoughts about adding another stellar utility player to the 2018 roster. Steuerwald said, “Vanessa Shippy is a great piece to add to SYFP. She is an incredibly talented player who has been in the middle of a lot of the success Oklahoma State has had over the last few seasons. She is a versatile player on the defensive side and is a hitter who will compete in any situation she is put into.”
Scrap Yard Director Connie May is thrilled to extend the invite to one of the top players in the country! When asked about what Shippy brings to the table, Connie said, “How incredible to add another athlete of Shippy’s quality with two-time Big XII Player of the Year and Top 50 USA Watch list. Her academic success speaks to her work ethic and hustle, and that’s the kind of player we want on SYFP. Kenny Gajewski does such a fantastic job building high-quality athletes, and I know she’ll be able to fit in perfectly with the level of talent and environment down here in Houston. June can’t come soon enough!"
Scrap Yard Fast Pitch will kick off its home opener on June 8that the Scrap Yard Sports Complex. We hope to see you there!
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