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Williamsburg's Madi Ogden named National Sophomore of the Year in fast pitch by MaxPreps

Car crash survivor rewrote OHSAA record book
Posted at 3:39 PM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 15:45:38-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Ohio — Madi Ogden, the remarkable high school softball star who survived a nearly fatal car crash to rewrite the state record book, has been named National Sophomore of the Year in fast pitch by MaxPreps.

Ogden just completed probably the most memorable season ever for an area softball player. She had 77 hits - unofficially the most in a season in Ohio High School Athletic Association history. And her 85 RBI are unofficially second-place all-time.

In addition , she batted .700 with 15 home runs – totals that will put her in the top 10 when the OHSAA updates its state records list this summer. A pitcher, she had a 23-2 record.

After a car crash in 2016, Ogden required three brain surgeries and was hospitalized for 22 days.

“Other than a miracle from God we can’t explain this,” said Williamsburg softball coach Rick Healey.

READ Mike Dyer’s May 22 story about Ogden's comeback from the crash.