The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Spartans are off to a hot 4-0 start this 2018 Fall Ball season and three Softball Factory alums have been key contributors to their perfect record.
Stephanie Bryden – Going into her senior season, Bryden has been making the most of her fall softball experience. In game one, a 13-7 victory over Charlotte, Bryden hit an RBI fielder’s choice in the third inning, and later crossed the plate to score a run herself on her teammate’s RBI double. Bryden also hit a double in the Spartan’s fall season debut.
Her success continued in games two and three of the fall season.
In the second fall contest, the pitcher and designated hitter threw four scoreless innings with seven strikeouts, one walk and no hits, helping to lead her team to a 7-2 win over Elon. The Miami, Fla. native then scored a run in an 8-5 victory over Duke in game three. Bryden attended the 2014 Under Armour Softball Factory Fall Showcase.
Katie Stettler – Stettler, a sophomore infielder and outfielder for the Spartans, has also been putting runs on the board for her team this fall.
The Powhatan, Va. Native smacked a clutch two-out single in the fifth inning and scored on a double in her team’s fall season debut. In the fourth inning of game two, she delivered another single and scored a second run on an RBI triple. Stettler drew an RBI walk in her team’s third win on the fall season and scored a run. The Softball Factory alum attended an Under Armour Softball Factory National Tryout in Richmond, Va. in May of 2015 and participated in the Softball Factory World Series in June of the same year.
Delaney Cumbie – Cumbie made quite the splash in game four of the fall season. The freshman infielder and outfielder slugged a grand slam to tie up the game at 4 in what would end up being a 6-5 walk off win over North Carolina.
The Dunn, N.C. native played for Team South Carolina under Softball Factory coaches Leah and Dave Majeski and has taken part in two Softball Factory events, an Under Armour Softball Factory National Tryout in Raleigh, N.C. in October of 2014 and the 2015 Softball Factory World Series.