|YOUTH SOFTBALL: ATHENS NATIVE EARNS SPOT ON USA ELITE FUTURES NORTHEAST TEAM (2017-07-29)
Valley Sports Report
ORLANDO, Fla. — Athens native Sophia Polzella has been selected as a “direct select” to compete at the USSSA All-American Games in August att he Disney ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Polzella competed at a tryout in Pittsburgh and was one of the top four at the tryout making her a "direct select" to be on the USA Elite Futures Northeast team. She made the team as a catcher, with one of the fastest "pop times" in the nation in her age group.
Polzella plays recreation ball for the Horseheads Girls Softball Association and travel ball with the Fury Fastpitch 2006 team. Her travel team recently competed at USSSA nationals in Salisbury, Md. They finished the season with a record of 49-10-1.
Polzella hit .473 on the season with 24 extra-base hits, including nine home runs, 77 RBI, 87 runs scored, and 48 stolen bases. Behind the plate, she threw out 19 runners attempting to steal and picked off six runners at first base.
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IN PHOTO: SOPHIA POLZELLA.