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USA Standout Amanda Chidester Joins SYFP

Conroe, TX – May 10th, 2018 - Scrap Yard Fast Pitch, LLC (SYFP), has signed yet another fan-favorite in the international game of softball, USA Softball Women’s National Team stand-out and University of Michigan All-American, Amanda Chidester!

Amanda “Chiddy” Chidester is no stranger to the international softball world as 2018 will mark her seventh year with USA Softball, in addition to one professional season. Chidester was a standout utility player for the Michigan Wolverines from 2009-2012. She was named back-to-back Big Ten Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012. She was also two-time NFCA All-American (2009, 2011), four-time All-Conference selection, and three-time All-Region selection.


The Allen Park, Michigan native racked up some impressive career records during her time as a Wolverine! She ranks second in RBIs (200) and Grand Slams (5), fourth in slugging percentage (.596), and fifth in Home Runs (40).

Chidester has also built an equally notable resume in her time spent with the USA Softball Women’s National Team. She was a two-time Silver Medalist in the 2012 and 2014 WBSC Women’s World Championship, putting up 8 home runs and 20 RBIs in total for the red, white, and blue. In 2016, she helped USA earn Gold in the WBSC Women’s World Championship while leading the team with 7 home runs, 18 RBIs, and 11 runs scored with a .591 batting average.


When it comes to the addition of Amanda Chidester for the 2018 season, Coach Mike Steuerwald was more than eager to share his thoughts, stating, “I am excited about what Chiddy will bring to the team. She is a presence both behind the plate and in the batter’s box and has experience and success on many levels. She will be a great piece to add to our roster for the 2018 summer!”


Director of Scrap Yard Fast Pitch, Connie May, is also excited to have Chidester behind the dish this summer stating, “Amanda is a beloved member of Team USA and we are proud to have her at the Scrap Yard this summer. She is a fan favorite and swings a powerful bat!”


About Scrap Yard Fast Pitch

Scrap Yard Fast Pitch, LLC was established to create sustainable professional softball opportunities for elite female athletes so they could earn a living while playing the game they love. It will begin competition in the summer of 2018, not only providing elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career, but to inspire future generations of professional softball players. Located in the Houston area, Scrap Yard Fast Pitch is committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow Scrap Yard Fast Pitch on Facebook (@ScrapYardFP), Twitter (@ScrapYardFP), or Instagram (@ScrapYardFP) to keep up with the latest happenings.



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