One of the top pitchers in the 2021 Class is Mac Morgan, who has helped Aces Fastpitch 18U become of the top programs in the nation. She looked great on Wednesday in the first pool game as she threw 5 K's in a 6-0 win over defending PGF 18U champs Athletic - Mercado/Smith.
Here's more on the talented pitcher who is going to be playing in the Pac-12 soon...
We continue our look at top players in the Extra Elite 100 for the sophomore class and today head to the Show Me State to look at one of the top pitchers in the country.
Mac Morgan is a power-pitcher who hits the radar gun in the 68-69 mph range and helped Ryan Taylor’s team take Top 5 finishes at two major nationals, PGF Nationals and the World Fastpitch Championship.
Here’s a closer look at this flame-thrower who has found new passion in life--nutrition and exercise--and even wants to make those areas she works in after her softball career is over…
NAME: MAC MORGAN
Hometown/State: Garden City, Missouri
Grad Year: 2021
Club Team: Aces Fastpitch 18U
High School (City/State): Sherwood High School (Creighton, Missouri)
Recruiting Status: verbally committed to Arizona State
Top Honors/Accomplishments: 2nd Team All-State (2018), Aces 2018 Pitcher of the Year
Other Sports? Crossfit
Other Universities Considered: Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Alabama
Preferred College Major: Exercise Science or Nutrition
What does it mean to you to be considered as one of the top 100 players in your class?
It’s a huge honor and I’m very proud of this accomplishment. I set a goal two years ago to become an elite level pitcher. This motivates me to continue working hard.
Looking back on your career so far, both club and high school, what’s been your favorite experience (or experiences) both in softball and off the field?
On the field, my favorite experience is being in the circle and taking it pitch-by-pitch to get the outs my team needs. It’s rewarding to get the final ground ball out of the game or getting a strikeout with my change-up.
Off the field, the everyday work in the Shack (my pitching lane at home) with the music turned up and my mom in catcher’s gear helping me work towards my goals is something I’ll always remember.
What would you say are your strengths on the field? (and/or what did the college coaches say they liked about your game?)
My strengths on the field are my drop ball movement and getting infield ground balls out of the hitters.
Have you set personal goals for yourself for this year? Or in general?
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