2019 Ms. Softball: West's Huntyr Ava slugged her way to softball lore

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  • top of the world ,
    June 18, 2019 9:56 a.m.

    Great! I was reading each paragraph, sitting on the edge of me chair up here in Boise. As read of her incredible year the question kept coming, "Where will she play at the next level?" Then, at the end I all but yelped...she is going to the Y. I follow the Y (and the Utes, just not quite as much) with a passion. I love the game of fast pitch softball. It's fast moving, the teams are very athletic and every play has consequences. Not like slow pitch (I played that game as well) where if you kick a grounder you can come up the next inning and score a dozen runs.

    I am very excited to see her in action. I don't know if she likes first base, or where the coaches will have her play defensively, but we could use a solid player at first. What a great addition to our team. It's way early, but I predict greatness for Huntyr. Next year could be a very, very exciting season for our Cougs. I might try to attend every game, no matter where it's played.

  • Steve C. Warren WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    June 18, 2019 9:33 a.m.

    It's great to see an infielder as the state MVP. I've long felt that way too many MVPs go to softball pitchers. Although pitching in softball is an important and prominent position, I see it as requiring less skill than hitting, fielding or hardball pitching. In fact, it's hard to see Huntyr or anyone else hitting higher than .699 against a pitching machine.