Madison Inscoe is an Extra Elite 100 pitcher/middle infielder in the 2022 class who plays for the Birmingham Thunderbolts 04 team coached by Ted Flannery and was featured earlier this year on Extra Inning Softball in an Extra Star Power feature.
She throws in the low-to-mid 60’s with a good change, curve and riseball and was so impressive as an 8th grade varsity pitcher for her Nansemond-Suffolk Academy team out of Suffolk, Virginia, that she made the Extra Inning Softball 2nd Team All-American list.
We’re happy to have Madison on our “blogging team” and she here recaps her trip on Friday to the Florida Gator camp where she got to catch up with some old friends, make some new ones and catch the eye of the Florida coaches.
Coming soon: her recap of the Florida State camp!
I started my “Florida Softball Camp World Tour” (as we referred to it) by leaving a very cold Virginia on Friday and heading to the airport super early (5 am) like we do most travel weekends.
I was excited to head to warmer Florida even though I knew it was raining.
We landed in Orlando early and with the Florida pitching camp not starting until that evening, we decided to take a quick visit to the University of Central Florida (UCF). One of the things my dad and I always try to do is check out a new campus and new softball facility when we have time.
I love to see different campuses and get a feel for what each is like.
The UCF campus is really nice and I really like the softball facilities. In most of our new campus visits, we usually make friends with a groundskeeper or a player to find a way to get a closer look inside, but today they were busy putting on a tarp because of the rain so we decided to not bother them.
Next, we started the two-hour drive to Gainesville in a blinding rainstorm. I watched my dad as he was trying to see through the driving rain (he’s from Florida, he’s got this!). Me, as usual, reclined in the passenger seat, feeling excited about the day, while watching YouTube videos on my phone.
The Florida pitching camp started at 5:00 pm Friday and was moved inside the Florida SW Recreational Facility because of the rain, but it didn’t matter I was ready to get started.