Valdosta, GA - As a junior, Marti Littlefield made great strides on defense and continued her offensive prowess, finishing the year hitting .380. The work paid off as she earned her second All-American nod in three seasons.
Littlefield was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association’s All-American Team. She made the second team and was the only shortstop from the south region. Littlefield was one of eight players from the region and one of just four players from the Gulf South Conference, two of which were third team. She was one of 11 players to make their second appearance on the All-American squad as she was named to the 2009 third team her freshman season.
Littlefield turned in an excellent junior year. In addition to hitting .380 in 158 at bats, she knocked a team high 60 hits, 16 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 31 RBI. She scored 38 runs (second on the team) and in 52 games for Valdosta State in her third consecutive season to be named to the All-GSC First Team.
This year, Littlefield also took great strides in her defensive play. After averaging just over 26 errors her first two seasons, she finished 2011 with just seven errors for a .952 fielding percentage. Littlefield also joined Natalia Morozova, April Hutchens and Morgan Johnson as the only Blazers to start every game in 2011.
Littlefield’s honor this season makes it six consecutive seasons that Valdosta State Softball boasts an All-American.
As a senior, Littlefield will look for another great season in 2012.