Softball Inks Three More For 2014

San Jose State softball added versatile fielding and pitching with their latest group of National Letter-of-Intent signees. Head coach Peter Turner made the announcement.

Chelsea Jenner of Abbotsford (British Columbia) Christian School, Colette Riggs of Esperanza High School in Anaheim, Calif., and Katelyn Linford of from California High School in San Ramon, Calif., have signed letters of intent to compete beginning the 2014 season.

"I am extremely pleased with our latest signings," Turner said. "I believe they will make an immediate impact to our program. Our team had some specific needs, and these three athletes will fill some gaps we have due to graduation." 

Jenner, a center fielder, played her club softball with the Abbotsford Outlaws 95A. She was a 2011 Fast Pitch Championship Top-Batter Award recipient in 2011. That summer she had an average of .615 (league best) during the Western Canada Summer Games. Jenner was a 2012 Softball British Columbia Athlete of the Year and got selected to play on the under-21 provincial British Columbia Team. In addition to center field Jenner has experience playing first base.

Riggs played in center field, first base and pitched for Esperanza High School as well as the Cal Thunder under-18 Gold. Riggs was 8-4 in the circle in 2012 with Esperanza. She pitched 67.0 innings and struck out 64 batters with an ERA of 2.51. Her team was the Century League Champion and Riggs was also a scholar-athlete. Riggs has major tournament experience with the So Cal Choppers under-16 team that went to the Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals.

Linford is in her senior year as a pitcher and cleanup hitter at California High School. She plays club softball with the Sorcerers 18 Gold team. Linford has been a scholar-athlete honoree at Cal High during all three years of attendance.