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Dawgs Sign Team USA Standout Ali Aguilar

07/24/2017 9:43 AM -
Scrap Yard Dawgs General Manager, Connie May, announced today the signing of University of Washington and USA Women’s National Team standout Ali Aguilar. The infielder’s contract extends through the 2021 season with the Dawgs.
 
Drafted 13th overall in the NPF Draft by the Dawgs, Aguilar was an offensive machine in her collegiate career with the Huskies.  As a senior, Aguilar boasted a .352 average, drove in 50 runs on 62 hits and smacked 14 home runs. 
 
A current member of the Team USA, Aguilar has hit .361 in 17 games in 2017, with seven RBI and two home runs. With Team USA in 2016, Aguilar hit .385 (5-for-13) with two home runs, seven RBIs and six runs scored.  
 
“I’m grateful to have been given this opportunity and I’m excited to be challenged by playing with and against so many talented athletes in the NPF,” Aguilar said. “Go Dawgs!”
 
Aguilar was named MVP of the Seattle Regional in the NCAA tournament in the 2017 season with the Huskies, leading all players with a .625 (5-for-8) batting average. Two of her eight hits were home runs. The Orangevale, Calif. native drove in four RBIs and totaled six runs on the weekend.
 
In her junior season with the Huskies, she led the team with 20 multi-hit games and 18 multi-RBI games, all while hitting For her efforts, she was named first team All-Pac-12 and second team NCFA All-American. 
 
General Manager May noted that Aguilar would be a big offensive weapon for the Dawgs.
 
“Ali is a key piece to the arsenal we want on the Scrap Yard Dawgs.  She brings 5 tools to the game and is an integral piece for Team USA in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.  Our partnership with Team USA is real and we look forward to doing our part to ensure a gold medal performance."
 
Born Ali  Paige Aguilar in Roseville, Calif., she attended Casa Roble High School, where she lettered in softball all four years and was named team captain her sophomore year onward.  She was a four-time All-Metro selection and represented Casa Roble High School as an All-State selection in her senior season
 
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About the NPF
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chose sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball and has been since 2002.
 
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