Rising Star: 2021 P/3B Drew Riddle

Rising Star: 2021 P/3B Drew Riddle

FloSoftball Rising Star profile of 2021 Pitcher, 3rd base for Tulsa Elite '02 Drew Riddle.

Jun 13, 2017 by Brittany Connors Connors
Rising Star: 2021 P/3B Drew Riddle

Summer ball has officially started and Drew Riddle is already racking up some big numbers at the plate.

At the Tulsa Elite Summer Invite from June 8-11, she went 4-4 in the semifinal game with two bombs over the fence.


"I went up with a lot of confidence because I was seeing the ball well," Riddle said. "We were playing a great team (Texas Glory-Naudin) and I was just trying my best to help out my team."

Riddle went 19 for 29 the whole weekend, giving her a .655 batting average with three home runs and eight doubles. Her consistency, not just at bat, but also as a pitcher and third baseman, is obvious to anyone watching her play.

"I think my team played extremely well against outstanding competition," Riddle said. "It was fun playing against loaded teams with great pitchers. Coach Filali works very hard for our organization and puts on wonderful events. I am fortunate to play with such a class organization."

Last year, Riddle's team won Nationals and she took home the MVP pitching trophy. She's already paving the way for this summer to be just as or even more successful.



Drew Riddle 

Position: P/3B

Grad Year: 2021

Club Team: Tulsa Elite '02

High School: Hilldale (Oklahoma)

College: Uncommitted

When did you start playing softball?

I have been playing softball since I was four years old.

What do you hope to accomplish this summer?

This summer I plan on working on being more consistent in all aspects of the game.

Where are you in the recruiting process?

I am uncommitted and looking into schools.

What are your greatest strengths on the field? 

My greatest strengths on the field include consistency in hitting and fielding, not focusing on the negative, and never giving up.

What are your ultimate softball dreams/goals? 

My dream in softball is to reach full potential for me and my team.

What are your goals for high school? 

I want to win a state championship for my dad (my coach), and to commit somewhere I love.

What are your favorite subjects in school/what do you plan to study? 

I love to learn about history and science. My dream is to become a marine biologist or veterinarian.

What do you like to do outside of school and softball? 

I love to read, swim, and listen to reggae music. In my free time, I play basketball with my school and travel team. I also love playing tennis and volleyball. Sports are basically my life.

What is your family like and how would they describe you? 

We are all extremely close and they are always supporting me. Most of my family once asked had a hard time describing me. Some have said I was sweet and outgoing, and some could not even think of one word. Others say I am determined and smart.

What does softball mean to you? 

Softball is an everyday competition and my life.

What do you like about playing for the Tulsa Elite organization?

I am very thankful for all the opportunities this organization has given me including lifelong friends. I love and trust my teammates dearly.

What has been your biggest accomplishment so far? 

In 2016, my team won nationals, and I was the pitching MVP of the tournament. It was a great achievement to me to pitch well enough for my team to win.

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