It’s not a stretch to say that Sammy Fabian is on a long run of good at-bats for Glendale’s softball team.
A junior center fielder for the Southern California program, Fabian has recorded a hit in every single varsity game she has competed in. In the current season, that has led to an astounding .658 batting average according to the Los Angeles Times. In the process, she’s expanded her hitting streak to 58 games. A diminutive slap hitter, Fabian has been able to extend her hitting streak with a variety of techniques and a handful of hits in her final at-bat in big games.
That streak is two games longer than Joe DiMaggio’s record Major League Baseball streak for the Yankees, and it’s closing on the state of California’s record softball streak of 71 consecutive games with a hit.
Not that the UC Santa Barbara commit is worried about who is in front of her or behind her in the record books. She just wants to win.
“It’s a really cool accomplishment, but when I’m up in the batter’s box, I don’t worry about the streak,” Fabian told the Times. “I worry about having fun and helping my team out. I try not to think about the streak. That extra pressure can get into my head.
“I know it’s going to end one day. I know I’m going to be proud of myself either way. Sometimes bad things happen and you have to learn from it and be ready for the next pitch.”
Of all players, Fabian is one who bring plenty of credibility for being ready for every single pitch.