Conroe, TX – June 7, 2017 - Scrap Yard Dawgs General Manager, Connie May, announced today the signing of University of Utah and USA Women’s National Team star Hannah Flippen. The infielder’s contract extends through the 2018 season with the Dawgs.
Flippen was drafted 17th overall by the Dawgs in the 2017 NPF Draft. Her impact on the Utes program cannot be denied, producing the highest batting average in Utes history at .424. Flippen is fourth all-time with 151 runs scored.
The PAC-12 Player of the Year in 2016 and Co-Player of the Year in 2017, Flippen led the league in batting average with .424 in 2017 and was second in on-base percentage at .515. The Bonita, Calif. native led the Utes to the NCAA Super Regionals in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Flippen was a unanimous NFCA First-Team All-American selection in 2017.
In the summer of 2016, Flippen spent time with the USA National Elite team, batting .500 during the season, with two homeruns, four RBIs and four runs scored.
Flippen’s work defensively has the potential to be a big factor in propelling the Dawgs to the Cowles Cup in 2017. In 2016, she was part of 28 defensive double plays for the Utes, a Pac-12 best. Her high-caliber defense earned her Pac-12 All-Defensive team honors in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
“Hannah is the type of player who can make a big difference for us defensively.” said GM Connie May. “Her work ethic and attitude on the field will be contagious.”
Born Hannah Irene Flippen in Bonita Calif., she graduated from Bonita Vista High School, where she hit .413 in her career. In her senior campaign, Flippen hit .532 with three home runs and 26 RBIs and was named Second-Team All-State.
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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