Tennessee Mojo-Lewis' Denver Bryant grew up loving and playing baseball, but since she started playing softball as a freshman she transformed herself into one of the top softball prospects in the nation.
"Denver not only has a natural God-given ability, but also has developed a skill-set well beyond athletes her age due to her years playing with boys on the baseball field," Mojo coach Brittany Lewis said.
"She has spent years being the only girl on the dirt, which has created a strong confidence when it comes to playing softball. Just this past year we transitioned her to a softball glove and we are still working on adding a third finger to the softball when she throws."
The Auburn-bound 2020 SS put up huge stats this fall for Dougherty High of Albany, Georgia, batting .759 with an .824 on-base percentage and finishing with 11 homers, seven triples, 12 doubles and 36 RBIs in 54 at-bats. She is a big reason Mojo-Lewis is expected to be a major force at 18U on the national stage next summer.
"Denver is the best athlete I've ever seen or played with," Middle Tennessee State-bound 2020 P Danielle Tait said.
"As a pitcher, having her at short is the best thing I could ever ask for. Her range is like nothing I have ever seen before. I know that any ball that goes her way has a very good chance of being an out. And her hitting is absolutely insane. Pitching against her in practice is so hard because she can basically hit anything no matter where it is. Denver is unique because the way she plays is so effortless, but she is so amazing. She is a big leader on our team by action and it's so amazing playing with her. She is like a sister to me and I'm so thankful I've gotten to play with her these past three years."
Bryant's teammates say she effects games on offense and defense.
"Denver is definitely a beast on and off the field," Memphis-committed 2021 OF/1B Emya Munford said. "She is a very hard worker on and off the field. She is so determined to do what she has to so she can get the job done. She is always encouraging others on the team as well. The team can count on Denver on defense and offense. She is a wonderful teammate and I couldn't ask for anyone better."
Bryant's athletic ability is another big strength that helps her make plays many cannot.
"Denver is a all-around athlete offensively and defensively," Troy-committed 2021 3B Aayanah Hughes said. "On the field, she shows out for the benefit of the team. She is not only able to make the fundamental plays, but she also makes the big plays too! She is a special piece to the team, not only because of her undeniable talent, but because of the wonderful teammate she is. She wants the best for everyone but is such a competitor and puts success above everything."
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