I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
The fourth and last recruit in this class is Amanda Vargas. Amanda Hails from Rancho Santa Margarita, California. She plays her high school ball at Tesoro High School.
The third softball recruit in this class is 5' 11" Taylor Swearingen. Taylor Hails from Anaheim, CA where she plays for Canyon High School.
Taylor plays 3rd base but can also play 1st base. She has played some outfield too. She bats right and throws right. She led her team to the Division 1 California State Finals last year. In her three year HS varisty career, Taylor hit .361 and had 75 RBis. She scored 63 runs while hitting 22 doubles and 3 triples.
Her summer team is Victory USA 16U where she played 3B and SS.
Weclome to the family Taylor. We hope you enjoy your stay here in lovely Ann Arbor. We hope your softball career is fullfilling and your studies even moreso. The only advice I can give you is to stop by Meijer and buy a warm winter coat and snow boots.
The second of four softball recruits for this class is Tera Blanco. Tera hails from Huntington Beach California where her high school, Marina, competes in the Sunset Conference in Orange County. She is a pitcher, and a damed good one at that.
She is rated the #1 overall pitcher in California by several softball recruiting services. Blanco pitched 29 games and compiled a record of 25-4. She faced 716 batters in 190 innings, allowed 31 runs, 19 of which were earned, issued 35 walks and struck out 229. Her earned-run average was 0.70.
Coach Hutch seems to be going after pitchers that can hit, ala, Sara Driesenga. Offensively, Blanco hit .420 and had five home runs and 20 RBIs. She held .654 slugging and .550 on-base percentages.
She led her summer team, The Firecrackers, to the 16U National title a year ago. Her father, Jeff, is a huge Michigan fan and encouraged Tera to come to Michigan. Her official visit was a balmy 12F and Jeff worried that the cold weather would discourage Tera from coming here. The cold weather did not influence her decision and her father was thankful.
Welcome to the family Tera. We hope your softball career is successful. But more importantly, we hope your studies are even more successful. Thanks for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you next fall in Traverse City.
2 NCAA Regional Trophies on the same day...GO BLUE!
Now with the Football season all but over (save #beat ohio), it is time to talk about our most recently successful varsity sport: Softball. National Signing Day is Friday so I will give the board a run-down of the latest verbal commitments that are expected to sign with us on Friday.
Coach Hutch seems to be focusing on power with this class in the mold of Chiddy and Ashley. We are expected to get 3 kids from Orange County, California along with the player profiled below.
First up is Aidan Falk. Aidan Hails from Rochester New York where she plays for Our Lady of Mercy. Her summer team is the elite Battery Lightning gold. She plays catcher and 1B, she bats and throws left. In her junior year, Aidan’s batting average is .556 and her on-base percentage was .682. Last year as a junior, Aidan was a Second-Team All-State selection. MaxPreps ranks her in the top 60 nationally.
Aidan received an offer from ND, amongst other smaller D1 schools. Welcome to the family Aidan. We are happy to have you. We hope your stay in AA is rewarding, your softball career is outstanding but more importantly; your education and studies bring enlightenment that only the Michigan Difference can bring.
My wife is at University of Michigan hospital about to have brain surgery at 2pm today. As im sitting here with her in the preoperative room, my nerves are going crazy waiting for the doctor. She is a huge football fan and she is connected to Michigan football through Facebook. So she usually informs me on recruiting if I haven't read it on here. I just ask for prayers for her. We both have faith in the doctors here. She's having a shunt put in her head because of fluid built up and will not drain. This is the last option. She's a trooper and she just said Go Blue with a smile!