(SIGNED IN NEW ZEALAND) Former D1 Pitcher dominating overseas as a two-way player
Name: Chelsea Cohen
DOB: May 25, 1991
Positions (alt): 1B, CF
Chelsea Cohen was a starting pitcher at the University of Arkansas (NCAA I) from 2009-2013 and has since taken her career overseas to Argentina, Austria, Italy and Australia.
In the summer of 2016, Chelsea dominated the Italian Softball League with an era of 0.93 and striking out 132 batters while only walking 7 in 83 innings of work. She also led her team in batting average at .403 while showing she has some pop with a slugging percentage of .536.
She is a right handed pitcher with an average speed of 65mph. She throws a Rise, Drop, Curve, Change, and Screw. She prides herself as a strong defensive player who enjoys playing other positions while not pitching such as outfield and first base. She also has a built a bit of a coaching resume coaching both at the high school and college level.
Any club looking for a high calibre pitcher who can also bring a solid bat to the middle of the order should reach out to Chelsea either on Facebook or by email.
Date of birth: 1991-05-25
Birthplace / Current Residence: Reno, Nevada USA
Passports held: USA
Height and weight: 5’9″ / None of your business
Bats / Throws: R/R
Primary position(s): Starting pitcher
Secondary position(s): 1st base, Center Field
Education: Bachelor’s Degree, Hospitality Administration/Management
Hobbies and Interests: Calligraphy, DIY art projects, Hiking, All outdoor activities, Running/working out, Social dinners
Post baseball career plans: Design and decorate events such as weddings and private functions.
Relationship status: Has a spouse who is a professional baseball catcher who travels with her
Recent injuries or illnesses: No
2009-2013: University of Arkansas (NCAA I)
2013: Halcones, Buenos Aries, Argentina
2014: Dornbirn Sharx, Austria
2015: Walkerville Cats, Adelaide, Australia
2016: B.C.S Legnano, Italy
2016: Walkerville Cats, Adelaide, Australia
2013: Coach, Reed High School Softball (Nevada State runner up)
2014-15: Pitching Coach, University of Nevada
Mike Larabee – Former Head Coach, University of Arkansas. Email: Michael.Larabee@cwu.edu
“A great competitor who really made great strides in her conditioning and her strength from her freshmen year to her junior year. Improved her velocity from lows 60’s to mid 60’s. Beat many of the top teams in the SEC her last two years. Great knowledge of the game and understood how to attack and beat hitters. She could really spin the ball and had a devastating changeup. Was a great teammate and leader on our team. Someone who I could always trust to pitch in the big games. Has a very good knowledge of the game. She would be an incredible coach if that was something she wanted to pursue.”
Chelsea would like her flights paid, accommodations provided, and a small salary or job to cover living expenses. She is available at the start of June, 2017.