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Glen Allen star Emerson Aiken named 2020-21 Gatorade Virginia Softball Player of the Year

Posted at 9:42 AM, Jun 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-21 16:52:46-04

GLEN ALLEN, Va. -- Emerson Aiken was named the 2020-21 Gatorade Virginia Softball Player of the Year.

The Glen Allen High School senior won the honor last year as well.

"[She] led the Jaguars to a 12-0 record and a berth in the Region 5B Tournament quarterfinals at the time of her selection. Aiken owned a 12-0 mark in the circle with a 0.00 earned run average through 12 games. She had allowed just eight hits and three walks while amassing 119 strikeouts in 48 innings pitched," a statement from the Gatorade Player of the Year program read. "At the plate, the 2019 First Team All-State selection, posted a .500 batting average with two home runs, 13 runs batted in and a .938 slugging percentage. She entered the postseason with a 44-6 record and 571 strikeouts in her prep softball career."

In addition to her excellence on the field, Aiken maintained a 4.46-grade point average.

Aiken is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year award.

She will attend the University of Michigan this fall.