Player Profile – Gabbie Plain
|Debut:||2016 Japan Cup|
|Club Team:||Endeavour Wave|
|Date of Birth:||26 August 1998|
In just a few short years, Gabbie has become a shining star of Australian softball and promises to lead Australian teams from the pitching circle for many years to come.
Making her debut for NSW in 2014 at the U17 Girls’ National Championship, Gabbie showed her future potential, pitching 19 scoreless innings with 31 strikeouts.
The following year she was dominant at the same championship, winning multiple individual awards. Her exceptional performance led to her selection in the Australian U19 Women’s team for that year’s Junior Women’s World Championship.
In 2016, Gabbie won the Best Pitcher award at the U19 Women’s National Championship and later that year made her debut for the senior Australian team at the Japan Cup.
Again winning the Best Pitcher award at the 2017 U19 Women’s National Championship, Gabbie was selected to represent the Australian U19 team for a second time at the Junior Women’s World Championship.
In 2018, Gabbie was offered a US college scholarship with the University of Washington. Her outstanding performances continued at college level, amazing veteran softball watchers in her freshman year with her calmness under pressure. Gabbie’s team made it to the Women’s College World Series, with Gabbie getting the start in the pitching circle for Game 1.
Returning to national duties in 2019, Gabbie helped Australia qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games as part of the Travelodge Aussie Spirit team that won the Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualifier.
Gabbie’s exceptional pitching has continued at college, now in her senior year at the University of Washington and continuing to regularly win awards for her performances.
|Article – January 2021: Plain named to USA Softball Player of the Year Watchlist|
|Podcast – November 2019: Gabbie Plain on ‘In the Circle’|
|Article – May 2019: Plain and Stepto earn college recognition|
|Article – March 2019: Plain makes Husky history|
|Article – June 2018: Gabbie brilliant in College World Series debut|
|Article – May 2018: College life is just perfect for Gabbie|
|2017:||XI Jnr Women’s Softball World Championship, Clearwater, USA|
|2015:||X Jnr Women’s Softball World Championship, Oklahoma City, USA|
|2018:||Best Pitcher & Player of the Grand Final, U23 Women’s National Softball Championship|
|2017:||Player of the Grand Final, U19 Women’s National Softball Championship|
|2016, 2017:||Best Pitcher, U19 Women’s National Softball Championship|
|2015:||Most Valuable Player, Best Pitcher & Player of the Grand Final, U17 Girls’ National Softball Championship|