The last of three for the 2014 SB Recruiting Class is 5-4 infielder Abby Ramirez. She Hails from Chicago's Trinity High School. She is a switch-hitting lead-off hitter. This is a rare combination. From the left side, she is a slap hitter. From the right side she is a pure power hitter. So she can adapt to whatever the situation is and what is needed from her.
Her high school junior statistics are:.555 average, and delivering 76 hits, 12 doubles, seven triples, seven home runs, 39 RBI, 62 runs scored and 41 stolen bases: all from the lead-off position. Abby will contend for the lead-off spot. Now that Bree is gone, I would expect Coach Hutch to move Collie up to the #1 spot this spring then bring Abby in next year.
Abby is a two-time Chicago Tribune first-team all-state selection. She led her summer team, Beverly Bandits Gold, to several major tourney wins. Coach Hutch just keeps the hits coming.
Her high school coach said, "she has unbelievable range and a gun for an arm." This pick up will certainly be a major boost for us. We need to shore up the middle of the infield. Amy and Ashley will graduate this spring so we need to fill these infield positions.
She was recruited by DePaul, Northwestern, Illinois, Loyola, Indiana and North Carolina. Her goal is to make a trip to the NCAA World Series and she thought Michigan was her best option.
Welcome to the family Abby. We are happy that you chose to be a part of something special. Good luck with your studies and have some fun. You might have heard that we have a fairly good football team with a large fanbase. Our men's basketball team isnt to shabby either, so check them out if you get a chance. We look forward to seeing you next fall in Traverse City, and Go Blue!