Los Angeles, CA (March 27, 2020) – The California Commotion, announced today the signing of shortstop, Nichole Fry on Tuesday afternoon.
Fry, (Lake Elsinore, Calif.) started and played in 204 games throughout her four-year collegiate career at Long Beach State. As the starting shortstop, Fry was a two-time All-Big West player along with being named the Defensive Player of the Year in 2018, her senior campaign.
Fry finished her college career with a .310 batting average, .493 slugging percentage, .407 on-base percentage and 198 hits. Her 51 runs scored in a single-season along with her 146 career runs, both set a record for the Beach.
“I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to continue to grow and learn from amazing coaches and outstanding players,” Fry said. “It’s crazy to just take a step back and look how blessed I am to play the game I love, professionally for my home state. I look forward to playing for the Commotion, to represent this sport, girls and women, and California.”
Fry becomes the 15th player signed by National Pro Fastpitch’s newest affiliate team, California Commotion.
“We are thrilled to have Nichole join our team,” commented Commotion General Manager, Deb Hartwig. “She is an excellent defensive player, which is represented by being honored collegiately while at Long Beach as the Defensive Player of the Year. She will be a great addition to our roster.”
Fry earned a double-major in Family Life Education and Childhood Development.
The California Commotion open their inaugural season of NPF action in 2020. Due to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent restrictions on travel and gathering, the team’s opening day is currently delayed. The Commotion and the league have announced an update to the season scheduling plans will take place on May 1.
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.