Emma Evans named ACFL March Spotlight Athlete


The Atlantic Coast Fastpitch League (ACFL) is excited to spotlight Emma Evans as the March Spotlight Athlete of the Month. Evans is a 2025 shortstop on Carolina Elite National Gleason. The 2025 attends Belton Honea Path High School and hails from Belton, SC.

In the fall, Emma finished with a .302 BA, .351 OBP, .642 SLG, and .992 OPS. Emma’s ability to hit clutch home runs is always on display, including a 245ft shot against a very good LLG Elite team in the Scenic City top 25. She finished the year with 4 home runs in 26 games played. Fielding she consistently took base hits away from the opposing team committing only 7 errors out of 70 TC.

For the Spring season at Belton Honea Path High School, Emma has racked up 7 home runs in 14 games played. .490 AVG, OBP of .576, SLG 1.039, and OPS of 1.615. Emma has also produced 18 RBIs as a leadoff hitter and scored 22 runs. She is 11-12 on stolen bases. Her fielding is on the next level as she has a .960 FLD% with 3DP’s. 48/50.

“In the 23rd year of Coaching, it’s not often that you come by a player at such a young age who knows the game as well as she does,” said Coach Shaun Gleason of Carolina Elite SC. “Her softball IQ is what truly set Emma apart from most kids her age or older. Emma truly has the potential to play at any power 5 conference in the game. Not only can she hit the ball hard and far but in the MIF her smoothness and range make her a force to be reckoned with. Emma Patrick will be a name we will hear about for a long time.”

“Emma is a true 5 tool player as a 14-year-old Freshman,” explained Jared Jennings, head coach at Belton Honea Path High School. “She is a tremendous player and one of the best this area has seen at her age. With her dedication to the game and her leadership abilities, I look to see her game grow. The sky is the limit for her future and where she goes with the game of softball.”

“I started playing the game at a young age and truly loves the game,” she said.

From all of us at the Alliance and the ACFL, congratulations to Emma Evans for her achievements.

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