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Shelby

Walters

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Pitcher
Height: 5'10"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Cohutta, Ga.
High School: Girls Preparatory School
Experience: High School

Bio

High School/Travel Ball: Ranked 80th in FloSoftball's Top 100 … Put together a tremendous career at Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, Tenn., for head coach Susan Crownover, leading her squad to the TSSAA DII-AA State Championship in 2014 and runner-up finishes in 2015, 2017 and 2018 … Posted 477 strikeouts with three perfect games in her career … Finished her career with a scorching 1.89 ERA … Also ended her career with a .549 slugging percentage and 21 homers …  Capped her career with a stellar senior season, earning Best of Preps First Team, All-State and Division II Region MVP honors … Tossed 134.1 innings her final campaign, striking out 219 and recording a 1,04 ERA with a 30-4 record in the circle … At the plate, she owned a .468 clip with a .909 slugging percentage and a team-high 13 home runs …  A 2017 Best of Preps honoree, she posted a 1.10 ERA her junior year, tallying four no-hitters and two perfect games … In over 89 innings of work, she struck out 118 opponents, giving up just 46 hits and 14 earned runs in 351 batters faced … Also put up impressive numbers in her freshman campaign, tallying a 2.28 ERA with 85 strikeouts and only 34 runs in 104 innings of action, tacking on a perfect game as well … On the travel ball scene, she was a stud for the Frost Falcons (2010-15) and Tennessee Fury Platinum (2015-18) … Posted three top five finishes as ASA Nationals in her time with the Falcons, including a third-place showing in 2011 … As a pitcher and first baseman paced her squad to four ASA State Championships (2011-13, 2015), the 2013 ASA Hall of Fame Championship, a runner-up finish at the 2011 USFA World Series and a fifth-place showing at Triple Crown Nationals in 2014 … With the Fury Platinum, she helped her team reach a third-place finish at the 2017 Colorado Fireworks (16U) and an appearance at PGF Nationals … Posted a remarkable 14 shutouts and six no-hitters in the summer of 2017 … Was also a stud in the classroom, as she was a member of the National Honors Society and made the Distinguished Honors list every year in high school so far … Named to the Dean's List from 2015-17 … Also was a member of National Society of High School Honors.

Personal: Born Shelby Lynn Walters on Jan. 12, 2000 in Cohutta, Ga. … Daughter of John and Shannon Walters … Has one brother, John Kenneth Walters … Her mother played softball and ran bother cross country and track & field … Her father played baseball and softball … Since 2015, she was an active member of Save a Lab, which is a dog fostering service for mothers and puppies … Also spent time her freshman and sophomore years taking part in Glenwood Learning Adventure Days, tutoring students at local elementary schools in academia and Spanish to English … A member of Connect Leadership in 2016 … Was a member of the Health Club and Drama Club, as well as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and Christian Forum … Was also a member of the May Day Committee, helping organize the festival vendors, designing the program and t-shirt and orchestrating the reception … Participated in Project Backpack, distributing food to elementary students … Worked with inner city children on basic softball skills training at the Connect Training Center … Helps with basic skill training for local softball youth teams at Diamond Academy Sports Performance.

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