Los Angeles, CA (March 11, 2020) – The California Commotion announced the signing of veteran catcher Ashley Walters.
Walters (Center Point, Texas) played professionally for Scrap Yard the past two years.
She played collegiately at Texas A&M where she was named to the 2015 SEC All-Freshman Team, 2016 All-SEC First Team and 2018 SEC All-Defensive Team.
After four years, she finished her career as the school’s record holder for doubles (50), ranked sixth in RBIs (160), ninth in putouts (1,131), 10th in games played (238) and walks (95).
“I am blessed to still have the opportunity to continue playing and growing our sport,” said Walters. “I’m always open to contributing to its development in any way I can. I owe a lot of my drive, my character and my work ethic to this beautiful game and I’m excited to play with my teammates (old and new).
“Ashley is a skilled receiver behind the plate. She hits for power and produces runs. She will contribute immediately to our roster,” said Commotion General Manager, Deb Hartwig
On March 30, the Commotion will participate in their first NPF College Draft, where the team will attempt to complement the existing roster with drafted college rookies. As the league’s newest franchise, the Commotion will not only make the first pick of the 2020 Draft, but will also make the first pick in all five Draft rounds.
The Commotion will open their season on April 17th against the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois at Fresno State University.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Aussie Peppers of Minnesota, Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets, and California Commotion. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and Mexico, and represent the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.