The accolades just keep rolling in for Springfield softball phenom Brie Asmondy.
MaxPreps named her to its 2019 Freshman All-American team along with 32 other athletes from across the nation. Asmondy was the only Tennessee native that made the list.
“That’s something special right there,” Springfield coach Daniel Owsley said. “We had a season that led to that. Hopefully that’s something we can continue.”
Asmondy was a key cog for Springfield during its run to the school’s first-ever state tournament berth this spring. The Lady Yellow Jackets won 36 games, took the Region 5-AAA title and beat Summit in a Class AAA sectional to advance to the TSSAA state tournament.
The freshman hit .510 with 18 home runs and 89 RBIs. She was also Springfield’s top pitcher, finishing the year with a 16-7 record and a 1.96 ERA in 164.2 innings pitched. Asmondy struck out 125 batters and had a .975 fielding percentage.
Asmondy was rarely rattled by big moments during the tournament run despite her lack of high school experience.
“She’s played a lot of ball,” Owsley said. “She’s pretty much always played up in travel ball and stuff like that. It’s just her character – that’s the way she is wired.”
For her efforts, Asmondy was named the Main Street Preps/The Connection Robertson County Most Valuable Player. The Tennessee Softball Coaches Association honored her as Class AAA Miss Softball in June.
Asmondy plays for the Tennessee Ballhawks 2002 travel team, and Owsley said he expects her to use the next few years to continue to polish her game. Division I college coaches cannot contact Asmondy until Sept. 1 of her junior year, per new NCAA rules.
“She just going to have to continue to work on the basics, the fundamentals of the game,” Owsley said. “Everything else will take care of itself.”