Tyra Clary, a 2020 pitcher from Spanish Springs, Nevada, is a small-town girl with big-time skills on the softball field.
She became a national sensation as a sophomore when she went 27-1 with a 1.27 ERA, 126 strikeouts in 170.2 innings and batted .414 to lead her team to a 33-3 record and the Class 4A state championship.
Perhaps, most impressively, she won three games in the state tournaments while pitching with a broken hand.
At the club level, Clary helped lead her LTG Lions to a 9th place finish at PGF Nationals last summer.
Says infielder Alyssa Ramirez, her 2020 teammate on the Lions: “Tyra is a very good teammate all around and she is definitely not a selfish player. As a pitcher she is very commanding in the circle and I would say intimidating. Tyra brings positive energy always when she is out on the field. She not only has confidence in herself but has confidence in everyone on the team as well.
Another Lions teammate, Rylie Costa, a 2020 infielder signee with the University of Minnesota, adds: “Tyra is one of the hardest workers on and off the field. She is always putting in extra work on her own time, mastering her spins, you can say she's a perfectionist. Tyra leads by example with her work ethic. She is a great teammate who is always there to pick you up when your down and to give you a great laugh when you need one.”
“Tyra is one of the most genuine people you'll ever meet,” Costa continues. “We don't get to see her in the week because she lives in Reno, but we all love seeing her every weekend to play. What makes Tyra so unique is that she's always looking on the bright side of every situation and never gets down on herself or others, you can make an error and she'll be the first one to say, ‘You're getting this next one, shake it!’ She has total confidence in herself and all of her teammates.”
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