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Dow will sharpen her skills at Dodgertown

Posted: December 21, 2017 12:50 p.m.
Updated: December 22, 2017 1:00 a.m.
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BRIANNA DOW WILL be one of Camden’s top players this spring.

One summer camp has led to a working Christmas vacation for Camden High softball player Brianna Dow.

Dow, a senior starting shortstop for coach Lynn Looney’s Lady Bulldogs, attended a Softball Factory National Tryout in Savannah, Ga., in June. While there, she was tested in hitting, throwing and running while being evaluated by a team of coaches who evaluated all parts of Dow’s game.

Thanks to her performance last summer, Dow was invited to the Softball Factory Christmas Camp and Tournament in Historic Dodgertown, the former winter home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Vero Beach, Fla. The four-day session will be held from Dec. 27-30.

During her stay in Dodgertown, Dow will go from station-to-station in which instructors will work with the girls in all facets of the game. 

The final two days will include a series of games which will make up the tournament. At the conclusion of the session, the Softball Factory staff will evaluate all players and will then select players for Under Armour Softball Factory National Team and National Training events.

For Dow, her stay in Florida will be a chance for her to show her skills off in front of college coaches and the organization team of coaches. Already, more than 100 girls have gone through the experience and have either signed with or, committed to a college to play softball.

Looney said the exposure Dow will receive through this experience should prove beneficial as she seeks to play at the collegiate level.

“Bri is a pleasure to coach. She is a super player and a super person,” Looney said of Dow. “This trip should let a good number of college coaches see her play and showcase her skills.  It could be a springboard for her to play at the next level and I believe she is more than capable of playing college ball.  

“She is one of the quiet leaders and leads by example. She has no fear on the field; she respects the other team but she plays until the last out, never gives up, and always gives her best effort.  She never complains and just does what is asked of her. 

“Her skills are excellent.  She hits really well, is patient at the plate and has power to hit the ball out.  She has a great arm and really good range at short.  

“Her desire to play and will to win and to push herself to be the best player she can by is evidenced by the fact that she tore her ACL, MCL, and meniscus in out last playoff game in 2016 at Daniel (in May), and was back on the field ready to go the first day of practice in late January this year.” Looney added. “It has been my privilege to be able to coach her.”

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