Washington, PA - March 18, 2014 - The Pennsylvania Rebellion, has inked former Cal State Fullerton standout Ashley Carter to a professional softball contract after the conclusion of team tryouts in February.
The 5’4’’ left-handed hitter from Fontana, California, started all 56 games in centerfield. During her senior year at Cal State, Carter averaged .259 with a team high 44 hits, 13 RBI’s and a team high 26 runs scored in a season. The speedster also led the team with 13 stolen bases in 2013.
Two seasons ago, she became an All-Big West Conference First team selection outfielder and many times led the university in offensive categories such as hits, batting average, runs scored, on-base percentage, etc.
“Ashley is the type of player and a special young lady that we are looking for. She has speed, athleticism and a tremendous attitude,” Rebellion Head Coach Rick Bertagnolli said. “The fact that she traveled from California for this tryout says a lot about her. She wants to win and contribute to the success of the team.”
Carter also has experience playing with the California A’s, a competitive fastpitch softball travel team based out of Newport Beach California. In 2012, Carter played outfield for the squad that won the Women’s Elite Fastpitch Canadian Cup defeating national teams from Japan, Australia and Venezuela. She also had a short career in Mexico for Team Ruthless, which was coached by former USA Olympian Crystl Bustos.
“I will do whatever it takes to help this team win,” Carter said. “If I have to work out ten hours a day I will. I just want to contribute and be part of a successful team.”
You can see Ashley Carter play at CONSOL Energy Park when the Rebellion plays their inaugural home opener against the Pride on Thursday June 5th at 7:05 p.m. For season ticket packages, please contact the Rebellion Ticketing Department at 724-250-7412.
The Rebellion is a professional women’s softball team competing as part of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). Joining the gritty, fast-paced league in 2014, the Rebellion will play head-to-head against the most talented players in the sport. Games are broadcast nationally and draw local fans of all ages to experience the action live. NPF is an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquarted in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport has operated since 1997 under the name of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.