MOBILE, Ala. – For University of South Alabama softball’s Victoria Ortiz, the summer hasn’t provided much of a break as the outfielder has competed in the Florida Gulf Coast League. Oritz was rewarded for her efforts earlier this week as she was selected to compete in league’s All-Star game as a member of the Sun Division squad.

Ortiz – who plays for the SUA Pioneers – currently ranks just outside the league leaders in batting average (.410), while she is tied for second in doubles (7) and tied with four other players for sixth in the league in hits (25) entering Friday’s competition. 

The Mobile, Ala., native has scored 10 runs and driven in 11, while striking out just three times in her 65 plate appearances to go along with four walks. Along with  her .410 batting average, Ortiz leads the Pioneers in slugging percentage (.721) and on-base-plus slugging percentage (1.167).

Ortiz and the rest of her Sun Division teammates will take on all-stars from the Surf Division squad Friday at 4 p.m. (CT).

The league features a 25-game schedule for softball, both complete with a playoff, all-star gala event with the professional team the USSSA Pride. FGCL Softball represents much of the local history of Sarasota/Manatee Counties in the Florida Gulf Coast League. Games are played at complexes such as Lakewood Ranch Complex, Miss Sarasota, Palma Sola Park. The league is comprised of collegiate athletes from all over the United States, covering all divisions and conferences of collegiate softball.

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