01/14/2016 12:00 AM -
The Woodlands, Texas – January 14, 2016 – The Scrap Yard Dawgs welcome Louisiana Lafayette graduate, Christi Orgeron. The former Ragin Cajun returns to the National Pro Fastpitch league as a Dawg after being drafted to the USSSA Pride in 2012. Orgeron also spent time on the US Women’s National team. In 2011 she helped guided Team USA to a World Cup Championship and gold medal at the Pan American Games.
Orgeron graduated from Louisiana Lafayette in 2012 after being named a top ten finalist for the Lowe’s Senior Class award. In 2011 and 2012, Orgeron was named a First Team NFCA All-American and was a Top 10 Finalist for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year. In her senior season and for the second time, Orgeron was named the Sunbelt Player of the Year with her .351 batting average, .798 slugging percentage and 22 home runs.
"I am so thankful to the Scrap Yard Dawgs for giving me the opportunity to get out on the field and chase my dreams. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of this organization, and I can't wait to start competing again,” said Orgeron.
The Mount Carmel High graduate had a prolific offensive season in junior year at the University of Louisiana mashing twenty-three homeruns, hitting .414, with a .488 on base percentage, .886 slugging percentage and 101. For her impressive numbers she was named the All-Louisiana Hitter of the Year, First Team All-Louisiana and First Team All-Sunbelt. In 2009, Orgeron took little time to make her college career debut by being named the Sunbelt Conference Freshman of the Year.
Dawgs’ GM Kevin Shelton said, “Orgeron’s experience on the USA Women’s National team will prove beneficial in our inaugural season. Off the field, a seasoned, mature athlete like Christi will help steady what will be a young group. On the field, her explosive bat will provide strength in the Dawgs lineup. Looking forward to seeing her in action.”
About the Scrap Yard Dawgs
The Scrap Yard Dawgs will begin competition in the National Pro Fastpitch league in 2016. The Dawgs will provide elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Houston area, the Dawgs organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Dawgs at www.scrapyarddawgs.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
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.