We’re gearing up to spotlight the current junior class in our 2021 Extra Elite 100 starting a week from Monday and many of these outstanding players have either committed or are in the midst of weighing options after the contact period officially started Sept. 1 of last year.
But what will happen to those a year younger, the 2022’s, who will be the next wave of recruits?
As previously reported by Extra Inning Softball, one of the nation’s top uncommitted pitchers is Madison Inscoe from Virginia and this fast-rising prospect is preparing for the heavy rush that will soon be upon her when the recruiting “open season” starts later in 2020.
First, though, she kicked off the New Year with a bang as she and two friends—both SEC commits and Extra Elite 100 players themselves—went on a cruise.
“During my downtime,,” Madison begins when asked about her Christmas break, “I was able to go on a fantastic cruise out of Mobile, Alabama with a couple of my teammates and our families.”
“We were celebrating my best friend and teammate Sam Roe’s early birthday,” the current sophomore continues. “She’s committed to Florida. One of my other pitching teammates and another best friend, Alea Johnson, an LSU commit, also was with us and we had a blast!”
Is there anything else that could have made the time on the water more enjoyable? Madison says the only thing would have been to have all her Bolts teammates with her, Sam and Alea.
“I love these girls so much, I just wish every one of my teammates was with us,” she states. “I’m not sure I would call what we did as rest (out every night on the ship dancing and having an amazing time together) but it sure let us focus on something other than softball for a bit!
As for softball, the high school season—which saw the standout win a state title in 2019 as a freshman—picks up soon, followed by club ball and then the recruiting process begins in earnest.
Madison says in anticipation of being able to talk freely with colleges and take official visits next Sept. 1: “I will finally be able to be contacted and resume talks with schools that I’ve been building relationships with prior to recruiting rule changes and who have been following me since 8th grade and before!”
The Extra Elite 100 player, who is currently being tracked by schools in all Power 5 Conferences and who had an outstanding 2019 summer and fall with her Birmingham Thunderbolts 04 team, said “I cannot wait to be able to talk with coaches I have known for a long time and to get out on the field again with my team for the 2020 season.”
Her 2019 Bolts squad tied for 1st in the TV Bracket at the Colorado Sparkler (7th overall), finished 3rd at the Triple Crown Nationals and placed 13th at PGF Nationals.
The team looks to be even stronger this year, starting with an impressive quartet of coaches led by the addition of head man Jay Roberson, who has revamped the team to include some of the best power hitters and speedsters in the country.
In addition to Roberson, all of the other coaches from last year have remained (Ted Flannery, Keith Dorsett and Josh Hillman), so the Bolts are poised to go deep in every tournament they compete in.
Madison finished the 2019 club year undefeated as a starter while compiling an impressive 1.15 ERA. She held opposing batters to a .211 batting average and her ERA during PGF Nationals was even better at 0.91 in 23 innings of work.
Elevating her game when it counted, the pitcher allowed just three earned runs and limiting the to a .143 batting average during her week at PGF.
Here’s a list of some of her 2019 club and high school accolades:
- 2019 PGF Premier All Tournament Team
- 2022 Extra Elite 100: #71 overall
- Extra Inning Softball 1st Team High School All-American (Multi-Position)
- Extra Inning Softball High School Player of the Week (Mar. 25, 2019)
- Virginia Div. 2 High School State Champion
- 1st Team All-State
- 1st Team All-Conference
- 1st Team All-Region
We caught up with Madison this week to see how her holidays went and what’s next for her on and off the field… here’s what she had to say!
Have you taken some downtime this winter?
Yes, I have. I am currently on an almost four weeks of pitching rest and have only worked on hitting with my local hitting coach, JC Caperton, who I love. JC is a local baseball legend in our area.
*** Scroll down to read more about Madison including the ACC, Big 12 and SEC camps she attended this winter!