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IMG_20230323_0002 - Griselda Arellanes

As part of the Alliance Fastpitch Player Recognition Program, we are pleased to announce the Pacific Coast Fastpitch League (PCFL) Catcher, Elyssa Arellanes of Athletics Mercado Silveira 10U as the Junior Player of the Month for her exciting performance at the plate in February.


Arellanes showed out at the plate with .400 BA and 1.4 OPS. Arellanes completed the month with an impressive of 2 RBI, 1 singles, 1 double, and 1 SB.


Tell us a bit about your softball story! How’d you get started in the sport?

At the age of 4 my parents signed me up to play in a baseball at a local park in our area and I liked it. When it came time to move up to 6U my parents moved me Pico Rivera Girls Fastpitch where other girls on my team were going and that is where my start in the sport began. I liked playing baseball, but Softball was different a different game a sport that excited me.


What has been your favorite softball memory?

I have been fortunate to have created a number of great memories playing softball throughout the years, but my favorite is a comeback team effort from a 5 run deficit in a championship game to be crowned tournament Champs. That is something I will never forget.


Who is your favorite softball player?

Alexis Ramirez-UCLA Catcher/Infielder


What do you like to do outside of softball?

I love making bead bracelets (Beads_By_Ellie)


What are some of your current goals – both on and off the field? (Softball, school, other athletics, related, etc. all welcomed!)

Most Importantly to excel in school. To continue to put the work in training to make myself a more successful contributor to my team. Sell a lot of bracelets.


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.