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Freshman phenom

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By Joey Donia - bio | email

Valdosta, GA (WALB) - 

Marti Littlefield can do it all for the Valdosta State softball team. The freshman shortstop can do it with her glove and with her bat. 

"She's the first one to come in here and do as well as she's done as a freshman for sure" said head coach Thomas Macera.

 Marti is rewriting the Valdosta State record books. Her 20th homerun on Friday set a new Valdosta State record for most homeruns in a season.

"It's a great feeling you've got to work hard and good things come out of working hard in practice. You've pay the game and the game will pay you back" said Littlefield.

 The game has payed Marti back to the tune of 91 rbis this season already a new gulf south conference record and the Blazers still have ten games to play.

"She's just a good athlete and she's coachable and if they're coachable and they buy into what your trying to teach" said Macera.

"I'm willing to give advice and as well as take it. You know if I have a bad at bat or if I mess up in the field I'm always going to some of the girls asking for their advice and it works both ways" said Littlefield.

 With 41 wins and only 6 losses the sky is the limit for Marti and the Blazers. 

"We have a shot at winning it I believe. We just have to stay together and we've got to stay within ourselves and keep pressing and keep practicing and I think we'll make it" said Littlefield.

With a roster full of freshman softball at Valdosta State should be a grand slam for years to come.

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