Luna’s Angelica Ortiz leading the nation in hitting, RBI’s; third in home runs
It’s early in the season and Luna Community College softball player Angelica Ortiz is making a name for herself at the National Junior College Athletic Association level. Ortiz, a sophomore from Albuquerque, is leading the nation in batting average at .857 and in RBI’s with 12. Ortiz is also third in home runs with three.
“I put my faith in God and trust Him,” says Ortiz about her early season play. “I put a lot into softball; as a student-athlete I have to figure out how to get the extra work in. I try my best every day.”
Ortiz is one of two Luna softball players to earn honorable mention all-region last season.
“I ask our players to pay attention to two important numbers, batting average and RBI’s,” says Luna softball coach Randy Krutsch. “Angelica obviously listened. She is doing things she is supposed to be doing. She is a positive leader and a great student-athlete. We’re happy to have her on the team.”
Ortiz plays catcher and third base for the Lady Rough Riders.
“My success would be nothing without my teammates,” says Ortiz. “I love my teammates; I look to them when I’m struggling. They are a big part of my success.”
Krutsch said that Ortiz has received several offers from four-year universities to continue her softball career.