MGoSoftball usually does these when LOIs are signed, but that was almost a month ago so I figure I'd continue this tradition in case something came up.
We'll start with the first of two Top-10 nationally ranked players in this recruiting class.
Hutch signed yet another blue chip pitcher recruit.
LHP Meghan Beaubien HAILS from Newport, Michigan and plays for St. Mary's Catholic Central in Monroe. Her travel team is the Beverly Bandits, a pipeline for Michigan recruiting in recent years where Hutch always has the pick of the litter.
You may remember some of the threads from last year during her teams run to their second straight State Championship that Beaubien led them to.
Meghan pitched TWO BACK TO BACK PERFECT GAMES on the biggest stage. The State Semifinals and Championship game. She finished the 2016 season with a 23-1 record.
Over the past summer she also won the PGF U-16 Tournament, a prestigious summer league tournament.
In these last two seasons where she led SMCC to a State title, she has amassed the following staggering statistics
- 58-4 record
- 851 strikeouts in 384 IP
- 0.35 ERA
She is the #6 ranked player nationally on FloSoftball's Hot 100 rankings, and is the #3 ranked pitcher in the country. She can also play 1B.
This is the pitcher who will replace Megan Betsa after she graduates following the upcoming 2017 season. The pitching depth chart will look like this in 2018-
FloSoftball on Beaubien ($)
You could make a case that no one in the 2017 class had a better year than Meghan, who won a PGF 16U National Championship with the Bandits following a record-setting high school season. She led her St. Mary Catholic Central (Michigan) team to a second straight Div. 3 title and did so by pitching two perfect games, including the final. Meghan repeated as 1st Team FloSoftball All-American and won Gatorade State Player of the Year honors as well after going 25-1 with 394 Ks in 187 innings and allowing just 10 earned runs all spring. She is now on the Cray Allen Bandits team and, though taking some time off after PGF Nationals, looks poised to have a huge senior year. Meghan is a lefty hurler who has a change-up that, even when batters know it's coming, they're still helpless to hit. She also throws a rise, screw, and drop and knows how to pitch, mastering the mental side of the game as well. And, not least of all, she can hit 64 mph on the gun and isn't afraid to throw any of her pitches no matter where she is in the count and in the game.
Hutch on Beaubien from MGoBlue.com-
"Meghan is an elite pitcher," said Hutchins. "She won the prestigious PGF 16-Under tournament this summer. She's really in a class of her own. She's a lefty, who we expect to have a great impact on our program. She's had a great career thus far. We've been waiting for her for a while now, so we're excited to finally get her here. We're expecting a lot of great things from Meghan Beaubien."