Spanish Lead off hitter who can play SS, 2b and 3b | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Spanish Lead off hitter who can play SS, 2b and 3b

Name: Meritxell Blesa

Height: 5'4''cm

Weight: 130 lbskg

DOB: October 29, 1996

Date Available: August 25, 2019

Will Pay Flight

Bats: S

Throws: R

Positions: 2B, SS

Positions (alt): 3B

College: N/A

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Personal

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:

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2019 Caserta Academy D1 Starting SS
2019 Embry-Riddle Eagles NCAA Division II – Sunshine State Starting SS/2B
2014-2018 Fènix València National Softball League Starting short-stop, leadoff hitter.
2013-Present Spanish National Team European Championships Starting Shortstop/2B and leadoff hitter

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2015-2019 Head coach Fènix València U16

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2019 Spanish NT - Olympic Qualifier 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333
2019 Embry-Riddle 12 74 9 22 4 0 0 12 2 5 3 0 .321 .350 .365
2018 Fènix Valencia - European Women's Cup 19 2 8 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 .421 .476 .474
2017 Spanish NT 21 19 13 17 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 .421 .476 .474
2018 Valencia 20 78 31 38 8 1 1 10 5 3 9 0 .487 .512 .654
2017 Valencia 56 13 17 2 4 0 15 4 1 3 2 .304 .361 .482
2016 2016 56 7 15 0 0 0 15 2 4 0 0 .268 .306 .268

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Bianka Bell

Assistent Coach, Embry-Riddle
bellb22@erau.edu

Kelsi Dunne

Head Coach, Embry-Riddle
dunnek@erau.edu

Elisa Aguilar

Head Coach, Sofbol Fenix Valencia
fly2120@hotmail.com

Additional Info

 Need to return home by: 15/4/2018

Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom, Living with teammates in a shared bedroom, Living with a host family

Prior engagements: No

Recent injuries/illnesses: No