April 1, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. – University of Georgia softball player Tess Sito was the 16th overall selection and the fifth pick by the Akron Racers in the National Pro Fastpitch Collegiate Softball Draft.
“I am very excited to extend my softball career this summer and to be able to do so close to home,” Sito said. “I would like to thank my coaches and teammates, both past and present, for their support over the years.”
In her two seasons at Georgia, Sito has started all 98 games for the Red and Black, registering a .315 batting average with 12 home runs. She has scored 68 runs and driven in 55. Sito is also 33-37 on the base paths.
This season, Sito owns a .337 average that includes 34 hits, eight doubles, three triples and four home runs. She also has an on-base percentage of .409 and a slugging percentage of .594.
Sito finished her junior campaign with a .302 average, collecting 61 hits, including nine doubles, two triples and eight home runs, while driving in 35 runs and scoring 45 runs. She also finished with 22 stolen bases and was second on the team in hits and third in average.
As a pitcher, Sito has 12 decisions to her name. Last season, her first at Georgia, Sito went 9-1 with a team-best 0.88 ERA in 56 innings of work. She struck out 42 batters, while only giving up four walks. She has made two appearances in the circle this year and has a 1-1 record and an ERA of 2.80.
Sito was named the 2011 Athletic Director’s Fall Honor Roll and to the NFCA All-Region First Team. Prior to the start of the 2013 season, she was named to the USA Softball Top 50 Watch List.
Sito, a native of Elyria, Ohio, player her first two collegiate softball season at Cleveland State where she was sa two-time Horizon League Player of the Year, the 2010 Horizon League Newcomer of the Year, a Horizon League All-League First Team member and a NFCA Second Team All-Midwest Region selection.
Due to NCAA regulations, an active college senior-athlete is not eligible to sign with her respective franchise until her 2012 season is complete.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. The League, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL).