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June 12th, 2009
Softball shortstop goes pro

SUBMITTED REPORT

Texas State senior shortstop Alex Newton signed with the Philadelphia Force of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league, announced today by the Force. Newton ended her collegiate career as the 2009 Southland Conference Softball Player of the Year and a NFCA All-Central Region First Team pick.

Newton had a strong presence in the infield for the Bobcats as she helped lead them to a SLC Regular Season and Tournament Title, along with an NCAA Regional appearance.

She finished her time at Texas State having started every game of her career. A two-time All-SLC pick, she capped her career as the league leader in hits (62) and third in batting average (.332). She led Texas State in total bases with 96 and at-bats with 187. She finished her career in the Top 10 of the Texas State all-time batting average (.293), at-bats (669), runs scored (106), hits (195), doubles (41), triples (7), home runs (14), RBI’s (87), total bases (292), stolen bases (37)and base on balls (55).

Newton is the second Bobcat to play professionally, as Kristen Zaleski was a member of the Rockford Thunder from 2004-08. Zaleski was named the 2005 NPF Most Valuable Player after leading the league in batting with a .468 average, triples with 10 and stolen bases with 33.

— FROM TEXAS STATE SPORTS INFORMATION

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  1. We are so excited for Alex!! My family has been watching her play for several years. She is amazing and fun to watch. Alex is an excellent role model for my daughter.

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