Softball Inks Two to NLIs

WOLVERINEGREENDOTCOM Josie Flores
WOLVERINEGREENDOTCOM
Josie Flores
WOLVERINEGREENDOTCOM

Nov. 21, 2012

OREM, Utah - Utah Valley University interim softball coach Rachel Hartgrove announced Wednesday that she signed two talented recruits to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period.

Josie Flores (Ceres, Calif./Central Catholic HS) and Bailey Moore (Ely, Nev./White Pine HS) will both be Wolverines beginning in the fall of 2013.

"Both Josie and Bailey will bring a lot of excitement to our program," said Hartgrove. "Both have already developed that feeling or excitement of being a UVU student-athlete. I can't tell you how many times they have told me just how excited they are about becoming part of the Wolverine family."

Flores is a 5-5 outfielder at Central Catholic High School in Modesto, Calif. She is a three-time All-WAC First Team selection and a three-time WAC Scholar Athlete. She also has helped her high school team to the CIF playoffs twice and has been a two-time team captain and team MVP.

Flores was also recruited by Santa Clara and Lehigh.

"Josie will be a great addition to the program," added Hartgrove. "She has a great ability to put the bat on the ball and put it where she wants to. She will add depth in our outfield and depth to the lineup with a left-handed bat."

Moore is a 5-9 pitcher at White Pine High School in Ely, Nev. She was named the Elko Daily Free Press Softball Player of the Year last year and is a two-time first team All-State selection. She also is a Nevada State Scholar Athlete and helped her team finish second at State in 2011 and third in 2012.

"Bailey comes from a small community in Nevada and will bring good depth to our pitching staff," Hartgrove said. "She really impressed us in our summer fundamentals camp with her velocity from the circle."