Brooklyn Cardenas named RMFL Player of the Month for March
Brooklyn Cardenas named RMFL March Player of the Month
By: Arielle Gordon
In March, Cardenas pitched a total of 24 innings and recorded an outstanding 0.29 ERA. She struck out 32 batters while only issuing six free passes. Her opponents only recorded 14 hits against her and Cardenas earned a 3–0 record with a 0.83 WHIP.
“I love that feeling that you get when you work really hard at a skill and it starts to work and make you better,” said Cardenas.
The Batbusters played in two Alliance Tournaments, the IPSGA Tune Up Tournament and the prestigious HFL Top Club Spring Invitational where they finished in third place. At the Tune Up Tournament, the Batbusters faced off against three 16U teams. They posted a combined 7-3 record in March.
“Brooklyn is a very intelligent pitcher,” coach Chad Burgess stated. “She has worked very hard at knowing how to attack hitters and has excellent control of her five pitches to attack hitter’s weaknesses.”
As of April 16, the Batbusters are in first place in the 14U RMFL standings, coming off a first place finish at the 16U age division in the USA Junior Olympic Scholarship.
Burgess also talked about how hard Cardenas works and he was not surprised to hear that she was honored for her performance this month. “She is a special player and I know we are lucky to see her compete every pitch, every play,” Burgess said.
One of her best memories having to do with softball comes from last year’s Top Gun. “I never thought of myself as a good pitcher, but after that game, people kept stopping me as I left the fields telling me what an incredible game I pitched,” Cardenas said. “It was a real confidence booster.”
From all of us at the Alliance and the RMFL, congratulations to Brooklyn Cardenas for her achievements.
What is the Alliance Fastpitch Player Recognition Program?
The Player Recognition Program was built to recognize and spotlight our individual players in each Member League. Each month, registered Alliance Fastpitch coaches can nominate a player from their age division. League Leadership will review nominations and a monthly stats report from AthletesGoLive (AGL) to determine the League’s Player of the Month.
Following the announcement of each League’s Players of the Month, the Alliance Fastpitch will recognize a National Player of the Month.
To be considered for Player of the Month, your team must score League games in AGL so your stats will be included in the League’s monthly report.