On the latest episode of Offseason Chatter, we catch up with two-time Women’s National Team alum Alex Hugo. Hugo touches on being named MVP in the Women’s Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier, what it was like learning and excelling in baseball after a lengthy softball career, and what training this year has looked like for her. Hugo also shares a few of her favorites from the USA Baseball Shop.
Hugo played softball at the University of Georgia from 2014-2016 where she was an All-SEC First Team selection each year and set multiple records that still stand. She was drafted 10th overall in the National Pro Fastpitch league by the Akron Racers in 2016 before making her USA Baseball debut in 2018. In 2019, she held a .652 batting average with four home runs along the way to winning gold and being named MVP in the COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships, qualifying Team USA for the WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup 2020.