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Aggie softball adds pair of players

The Texas A&M softball program added catcher Gracyn Coleman, one of the top high school prospects from California, to its roster Wednesday.
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M softball program added catcher Gracyn Coleman, one of the top high school prospects from California, to its roster Wednesday.

“Gracyn is a premier receiver that pitchers love to throw to,” head coach Trisha Ford said. “She will add some depth to our roster behind the plate and she also has the ability to play the corners of the infield.”

A two-sport athlete, Coleman excelled in softball as well as volleyball at Hanford West High School in Hanford, California. As a freshman on the varsity softball team in 2019, Coleman made the all-conference first team as a third baseman. She earned all-conference laurels her senior year, finishing with a .608 batting average, 25 RBI and seven home runs in 63 plate appearances. In her final season, Coleman was named Offensive Player of the Year as well as the Central Sequoia League’s Most Valuable Player.

Coleman played her travel ball with the Cen Cal DirtDogs organization, where she helped her team finish third overall at the prestigious Premier Girls Fastpitch national tournament in 2019.

Texas A&M head softball coach Trisha Ford announced the addition of Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection Emily Leavitt to the Aggies’ roster Tuesday. Leavitt comes to A&M after spending the 2022 campaign at Minnesota.

“I am excited about the tools that Emily will bring to the circle,” Ford said. “She gained a lot of valuable experience her freshman year and will compliment our staff very nicely.”

A right-handed hurler, Leavitt made 45 appearances while making 30 starts for the Golden Gophers. Leavitt posted a 15-11 overall record, including a 7-3 mark in conference play, and a 4.70 ERA. She tossed a pair of shutouts in eight complete games, including a three-hit shutout against No. 6 Northwestern, earning herself the distinction of D1Softball National Pitcher of the Week.

The Chino, California, native led the Gophers with 169.2 innings of work with a season-best 8.0 innings in a complete-game victory against Cal. Leavitt averaged 5.6 strikeouts per seven innings pitched, finishing with 135 on the season.

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