Osterman Gets Honor
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Author:  CatMom [ Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Osterman Gets Honor

Osterman to be enshrined in Little League Hall of Excellence.

Little League® to Enshrine Three into the Hall of Excellence

Ms. Osterman, now a softball coach at Texas State University, played Little League Softball® at Bear Creek Little League in Houston, Texas. After graduating from Cypress Springs High School as the Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year, Ms. Osterman joined Team USA Softball, where she became the first in the nation in strikeouts per seven innings at 15.4, and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated twice. While at the University of Texas, she was the first NCAA pitcher to register 2,000-plus strikeouts. Ms. Osterman won a gold medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics and a silver at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

As a Texas Longhorn, Ms. Osterman was named USA Softball National Player of the Year three times. As a freshman, she pitched the first perfect game in Longhorn softball history - the first of her seven career perfect games and just one of her 20 career no-hitters. Ms. Osterman was a four-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American, and a three-year member of the All-Big 12 Academic Team.

In 2006, Ms. Osterman was the first overall pick in the National Pro Fastpitch draft. In her rookie season, Ms. Osterman set a league record with career best strikeout ratio of 12.5. In 2009, Ms. Osterman’s Rockford Thunder won the Cowles Cup Championship. She was named an All-Star and MVP. She retired from tne NPF after the 2015 season. Ms. Osterman’s Little League Hall of Excellence enshrinement ceremony will take place prior to the 7:30 p.m. game on Tuesday, Aug. 23. She is the fourth woman to receive the honor, and the first to be recognized for a career in softball.

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