By jess

As part of the Alliance Fastpitch Player Recognition Program, we are pleased to announce the Pacific Coast Fastpitch League (PCFL) pitcher, Madeline Capek of OC Batbusters Tanioka 12U as the Co-Junior Player of the Month for her stellar performance on the mound in February.


Capek on the mound with a dedicated month completing 29.2 IP with 6 wins and knockout performance of 16 strikeouts.


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

My mom and dad got me into softball at Rancho Trabuco Girls Softball when I was 5 years old. Moved into travel ball during the 2020 season and have been part of the Batbusters organization ever since.


What has been your favorite softball memory?

Hitting my first over the fence home run.


Who is your favorite softball player?

Montana Fouts and Jennie Finch


What do you like to do outside of softball?

I like to play volleyball, ride my e-bike with friends and hang out at the beach with friends.


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

-Always find a way to help my team win.

-Be a good teammate.

-Consistently throw strikes with multiple pitches.

-Get faster and stronger by attending Dynamic Athletics on a consistent basis.

-Achieve straight A’s at school.

-Hit 10 over the fence home runs

-Win the Alliance National Championship


Coaches Feedback 

Tell us a bit about your athlete? As a player, person, etc.

Madeline is an incredibly talented softball player and a true asset to our team. She can remain calm under pressure and is always focused on the task at hand. Madeline is an outstanding all-around athlete that can get it done in the circle and at the plate. She is an amazing competitor that always gets stronger throughout the course of the game.


Do you have a favorite memory or moment of this athlete?

One of my favorite memories from this season was her outstanding performance in the TCS President’s Day Showdown. She finished the tournament with a 2.12 ERA, 16 strikeouts, 29 innings pitched, and a tournament leading 6 wins. She was an integral part of our team winning the tournament and earning our Alliance berth.


Is there anything else you’d like to share, include, or that we should know?

Madeline plays the game with passion and enthusiasm. She has a strong work ethic and always strives to be the best that she can be. I know that the future is bright for Madeline!


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.