Spanish Lead off hitter who can play SS, 2b and 3b
Name: Meritxell Blesa
Weight: 130 lbskg
DOB: October 29, 1996
Date Available: August 25, 2019Will Pay Flight
Positions: 2B, SS
Positions (alt): 3B
A member of the Spanish National team since 14 years old playing for the younger categoies since 2011 until 2013 when was part of the Women National Team until the present moment . Has been playing for Fènix Valencia in her hometown in Spain, in 2018 she got the second best average in the Spanish League with a .482 and .991 fielding percentage playing SS (including 64 assistence, 44 po and 1 defenseive error) .
A slap and bunt hitter from the left side, Meritxell is known for utilizing her speed to pressure the opponents defense and steal bags. Meritxell at the age of 22 has developed a lot in recent years especially after graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2019, a year in which she accomplished her dream of playing in the US and had the chance to learn from very well-known american softball figures such as Bianka Bell and Kelsi Dunne. After the 2019 season, she joined the Spanish National Team at the EU championships with as part of the starting line up playing 2B, a tournmament in which Spain got the 5th place, a result that had not been reached since 2003, and which lead the team to the Olympic Qualifier 2019, finishing with a .333 of batting average.
She is now looking to further develop her game overseas for the 2019-20 winter and open to all offers from Australia.
Women European Softball Championship 2019, Spain – France: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0-Ir6Jtg3g&t=11s
Olympic Qualifier 2019, Netherlands – Spain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL1rjwp4zQ8&t=3525s
Excerpt from EBSM (European Baseball & Softball Magazine) on Meritxell Blesa:
The shortstop of the championship Fenix in Valencia, Spain has been on the country’s national team since 2011. Because of her age, Blesa spent three of those years on the lower teams, but in 2015, and again in 2017, she played for the seniors…When she’s not at short, or in class, Meritxell is on the field bringing up the next generation of Spanish ballers. She’s been coaching for three years now. EBSM spent some time with the young leader during a European Softball Coaches Association (ESCA) training session.
Interview for EBSM with Sam Gilman:
|2015-2019||Head coach||Fènix València||U16|
|2019||Spanish NT - Olympic Qualifier||6||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.333||.500||.333|
|2018||Fènix Valencia - European Women's Cup||19||2||8||1||0||0||2||1||1||0||0||.421||.476||.474|