News Release


Mount Marty Softball Signs Infielder

Published Date5\22\2013
Mount Marty College is pleased to announce the athletic signing of Yankton High School student athlete, Jessica Wirth, to the Lancer softball program for fall 2013.

Wirth is a 5'5" infielder who has played both 2nd and 3rd base positions with Yankton High School and Yankton Spitfire Club programs. She was named All-State in 2010, 2011, and 2012, was named All-Tournament in 2011, and was team captain for both the 2010 and 2012 seasons. Wirth's 2012 hitting statistics for the Spitfire were: Avg .418, AB 141, R 49, H 59, 1B 44, 2B 6, 3B 5, HR 4, RBIs 28, BB 15, and SO 17. Her 2012 statistics for YHS were: Avg .454, AB 97, R 33, H 44, 1B 32, 2B 1, 3B 9, HR 2, RBIs 25, BB 12, and SO 9.

Head MMC softball coach, Albert Fernandez, is happy to sign Wirth to the roster, "I'm excited to have Jessica join our softball program next fall. For the past two years she has had great statistics for both Yankton High and Yankton Spitfire Club Team. Jessica has the ability to play many infield positions and will be a great asset to our team. In addition, she is a solid student that will be a good fit with the Mount Marty community."

Off the field, Wirth was a member of the National Honor Society and was on the Roll of Excellence all four years and received an academic letter for three of her four years at YHS. She is the daughter of Jerry and Robin Wirth of Yankton and is currently undecided in her major at MMC. In addition to her softball award, Wirth is receiving an academic merit scholarship.

For more information on the Mount Marty College softball program, please visit www.mmclancers.com or email head coach, Albert Fernandez at afernandez@mtmc.edu.