Former Softball Factory player Taylor Fraccastoro turned in an outstanding freshman season for Stephen F. Austin State University in 2015 and the future is bright after spending time with Softball Factory developing her skill set.
Fraccastoro, a native of Orange, Texas, stayed within Texas to play softball at Stephen F. Austin, a two-and-half-hour drive across state by vehicle to be the team’s starting catcher. She started 46 games behind the plate and overall saw action in 50 of the team’s 51 games.
She finished second on the team in home runs (9), RBI (32) and total bases (72). In conference play, Fraccastoro excelled, batting .303 with five doubles, a triple, six home runs and 21 RBI (good for second on the team).
Behind the plate defensively, she threw out seven runners and only committed four errors in 198 chances.
Taylor got her start with Softball Factory by attending an Under Armour Softball Factory National Tryout in Georgetown, TX back in September of 2013. She was then selected to participate in the 2014 Softball Factory All-America Pre-Season Tournament and displayed her athletic skills behind the plate – quick footwork and soft hands. Scouts were impressed with her level swing and great bat speed that led to consistent contact with the ball.
She received great news to end the season, being named as an honorable mention on the All-Southland Conference Teams, recognized as one of the top freshman in the conference.
Here at Softball Factory, we wish Taylor continued success as she develops her skills in college at Stephen F. Austin State University.