Makenzie Sobieski named RMFL June Player of the Month
By: Arielle Gordon
In June, Sobieski recorded a .548 batting average in 42 at-bats. She hit 17 singles, five doubles, and one triple.
“Makenzie is a smart player,” coach Jeff Dunning said. “You can see that in the stats — she had a lot of base hits, but when the defense cheats up she can still drive the gaps. She always has a plan for each at bat, which is why she is so successful.”
She stole two bases and collected six RBI. Sobieski posted an OBP of .596, an OPS of 1.31, and a .714 slugging percentage. The Colorado Bombers 14U earned a Tier II berth to the Alliance Fastpitch Championship Series at the Rocky Mountain Super Regionals.
She started playing softball when she was eight years old and joined a local team. “I soon fell in love with the sport and just kept working to get on better teams,” she said.
Sobieski’s favorite softball memory is from when she was 10 and made her first diving catch. “It was the final out to end a championship game and the whole team sprinted out to congratulate me. I remember barely catching the ball, it was a snow cone in my glove,” she said.
From all of us at the Alliance and the RMFL, congratulations to Makenzie Sobieski 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.