07/02/2017 1:42 AM -
CONROE, TX – July 2, 2017
Scrap Yard Dawgs General Manager, Connie May, announced today the signing of University of Utah and Mexican National Team star Anissa Urtez. The infielder’s contract extends through the 2018 season with the Dawgs.
During her career with the Utes, Urtez was a defensive staple in the infield – and in 2017, led the team in defensive assists with 138. That number put her at third in the Pac-12 for the year. The Long Beach, Calif. native also made noise with her bat, hitting .410 in her senior campaign. In addition, Urtez drove in a team-best 52 runs. Her efforts were rewarded with second-team All-Pac-12 honors for 2017.
“I am beyond excited for the opportunity to continue to continue my career professionally and I can’t wait to be a Dawg,” Urtez said.
As a junior with the Utes, Urtez was named first-team All-Pac-12 and led the conference in doubles with 16 on the heels of hitting .380 – second on the team behind the Dawgs’ own Hannah Flippen. In 2016, Urtez also put some International play under belt, competing for the Mexican National Team.
Urtez really shined defensively in her sophomore campaign, making just eight errors in 55 games and was amongst the top in the Pac-12 in defensive assists with 106. In addition, Urtez led the conference in sacrifice bunts with 12.
“Anissa is going to be a solid defensive player for the Dawgs! She has championship experience and we are excited to add another Ute to the roster,” May said.
Born Anissa Nicole Urtez in Biloxi Miss., she attended Downey High School in Long Beach, Calif., where she was a four-year letter winner and in her senior campaign, broke every offensive record. In addition, she was named MVP and first-team all-San Gabriel Valley League in 2012.
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