Amongst the elites: Bassett is named a top 50 pitcher in the country

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Camdyn Bassett is a gem for the Troup softball team. The junior has proved it time and again on the softball diamond, and is now ranked 135 nationally regardless of position, no. 46 as a pitcher and no. 72 in the southeast region of  Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

“Rankings are made a really big deal by some,” Bassett said. “Getting ranked is a big deal and you can take a lot of pride in, but I don’t feel like rankings define who you are as a player.”

It has been a meteoric rise for the Tiger as she brings two-way dominance to her school and her travel team. She is just as potent with a bat as she is on the mound.

Bassett leads the Tigers in innings pitched (49 ⅔) and strikeouts (52) on the mound. She is hitting .349 with an on base percentage of .438 from the plate while knocking in 15 runs, good enough for the fourth highest total on the team.

Bassett was ranked nationally a season ago, but has climbed up the rankings this season. 

Her recruiting process has been heating up as well. As a member of the class of ‘25, Bassett will be making some big softball decisions in the near future.

“It is really exciting to see some of the girls I know signing to Division I, but I know I’m going to have to be patient,” Bassett said. “It is becoming time to start narrowing it down. I really want to find a college that is division I, but still feels like home.”

Bassett will be taking more visits and heading to more camps once the high school season wraps in the coming days/weeks.

Bassett is in the home stretch of her junior season with playoffs starting on Wednesday. The right-hander will likely get the start in game one or game two on Wednesday, but will find herself starting nonetheless as she is the team’s no. 1 third baseman when she is not on the mound.

Softball does not begin and end with Troup softball for Bassett as she finds herself doing something with softball practically 365 days a year. 

“I just started travel ball this past weekend, and I am about to take more college visits,” Bassett said. 

Bassett will be back on the diamond for the Tigers on Wednesday and hopes to extend her junior season beyond that. While her junior season is winding down, softball never quite does wind down for Bassett.