A week from Monday--on October 21, 2019--we will begin the final edition of the 2020 Extra Elite 100.
One player who is expected to be high in the rankings is pitcher Maddie Penta, who plays for the PA Chaos club team and had an outstanding year both in high school and on the travel ball circuit.
Maddie earned Extra Inning Softball 1st Team All-American honors and also led the Chaos to several summer titles.
A year ago we profiled the outstanding pitcher who has taken her game to another level as she throws in the upper 60's and has became a more polished pitcher.
Here's an inside look at this Auburn-bound talent...
originally published on September 9, 2018 on Extra Inning Softball
It was a bittersweet summer for Auburn-bound Madison (“Maddie”) Penta, the tall flame-throwing pitcher from Maryland, who was almost untouchable for much of the club season, striking out 312 of the 580 batters she faced before a stress fracture in her arm curtailed the Keystone State hurler’s great run.
At the So Cal A’s Invitational in June, Maddie was very impressive and it looked like she was going to be one of the top pitchers heading into nationals, but unfortunately she wasn’t able to make it to nationals as hoped.
It was an interesting injury too in that her forearm muscle got too strong and it caused a fracture during a pitch thrown in a game. However, she went to the physician who fixed former Red Sox ace Curt Schilling’s shoulder and now Madison is back on the mend ready to have an even bigger and better 2019.
You’ll want to read about Maddie’s recruiting process and how she knew she was supposed to go to Auburn, what artist she likes to sing to herself while in the circle and the one celebrity she wouldn’t turn down if he invited her to dinner!