All-Metro Class 5A-6A Softball Player of the Year -- Lauren Lett: 5-foot-7 sophomore | Wetumpka

All-Metro Class 5A-6A Softball Player of the Year -- Lauren Lett: 5-foot-7 sophomore | Wetumpka

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All-Metro Class 5A-6A Softball Player of the Year -- Lauren Lett: 5-foot-7 sophomore | Wetumpka

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“The thing with Lauren is you can stick her anywhere you want and she can play it. As good as she is in the circle, she’s better as an outfielder. Anywhere you stick her, she’s going to play it well. She’s just that kind of an athlete. She plays shortstop in travel ball and does it well.”


— Randy Belyeu

Wetumpka softball coach

How hectic is your summer?

“For (offseason) workouts, I have softball two days a week for two hours and volleyball three days a week in the morning. For travel ball, I have practice every other day in the afternoon and tournaments on the weekend. It’s busy.”

Thoughts on the 2013 season

“It started out good. We beat a lot of top-ranked teams. I hit my first home run this season and pitched a no-hitter. We didn’t do as good as we wanted to in the area tournament but still did good. I gave up five hits the whole (area) tournament (in three games), we just couldn’t get the bat on the ball.”

Taking on the role of the ace in the circle

“It kind of surprised me last year when I moved up to varsity and pitched some. It was a great experience, and it got me ready for this year being the No. 1 pitcher.”

Favorite position

“Pitching, definitely. In travel ball, I like playing infield; in school ball, I like playing outfield. In travel ball, it’s fun and you do whatever you want. In school ball, it’s serious. There’s a difference in competitiveness. In school, it’s do everything right, and in travel ball, it’s kind of like offseason and have fun.”

How you can improve in 2014

“I want to learn how to hit my spots more when I pitch. It’s always good to practice constantly hitting your spots. I’m working on eight (different pitches) right now. My pitching coach is (AUM pitching coach) Holly Currie. I’m working on my knuckleball. Maybe I can get it down and throw it next year. And I’m working on my speed.”

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