Taryn Rose Clements
Softball Athlete - Academic Scholar - Strong Young Woman
"Be the best you can be, always. Be true to yourself and your beliefs, forever"
CATCHER FOR OC FIRECRACKERS HOLCOMB/KNIGHT 2023
Hi there, My name is Taryn, I am 14 years old and have been a baseball & softball catcher for 8 years. I live in So Cal with my parents and brother, who have always supported my love for the game and the position, because they have seen that softball is my passion.
I have been playing travel ball since we started the OC Firecrackers in 2015. I have been with them ever since, winning multiple championships including the TCS World Series 12u Gold title. I truly understand the game, love every bit of its ups & downs, and refuse to take any time off. My goal is to play for Team USA and represent my country in the Olympics.
As of May 2019 with the OC Firecrackers, I have caught in 404 games, have a cumulative record of 262 hits, 125 runs scored, 198 runs batted in, a batting average of .483, and an on base percentage of .545. In addition, I am a highly effective small ball player, giving my coach the confidence to call on me in even the tightest situations.
As a catcher, I am very hard to steal off of, and my caught stealing percentage has increased seasonally to .478. I am getting a reputation for having one of the strongest and most accurate arms of any 2023 in the country, and have an ODM confirmed pop-time of 1.7
My arm, ability and accuracy were showcased on ESPN in the 2017 USA Elite World Fastpitch Championships 12u Championship game in Kansas City. I made a statement early when I threw out the games lead off runner, one of the fastest of the 2023 class, and had a back-pick to second for a “strike ‘em out, throw ‘em out” double play to end the inning. See those and other videos of me here, and follow me on FB @16.tarynitup
I am that strong, confident, hardworking, and supportive teammate who gives 100% whether behind the dish, or in the dugout cheering on my team. I love softball and hope to play for Tony Rico and Rob Weil’s Firecracker Gold team in the next few years. I work just as hard at school, and have maintained a 4.0 GPA w/ Honors my entire school career. I hope the college I choose for my education has a quality softball program.
Catcher & Corner Infielder
Bats: Right / Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" / Weight: 140
Ranked #70 for the class of 2023 Top 100 Prospects
March 14, 2019 by Extra Innings Softball
Top 10 Mention
Ranked 10th in the country by Extra Innings Softball
2015 thru 2019 Achievements
Personal & Team Accomplishments
Current GPA 4.0 - Freshman Year, Los Alamitos High School
Graduated Middle School with a 4.0 w/ Honors
Presidents Academic Achievement Award for maintaining a 4.0 for all 3 years
Principal's Honor Role
English Language Arts Award
Community Service Award
2017, 2018, 2019 CAASPP scored top 1% in the state
Selected USA Preps National Championships All Star game
Selected to Firecrackers Rico Select team for TCS/OnDeck OTE challenge
Selected as a Freshman to the Varsity Softball Team w/ Coach Rob Weil
Ranked #10 Catcher Class of 2023 by Extra Innings Softball
Ranked #70 Overall Class of 2023 Top 100 Prospects by Extra Innings Softball
Texas A&M Elite College Camp in Colorado w/ Jo Evans and Craig Snider
TCS Sparkler Jrs 14U All Star Team 2019 in Colorado
On Deck Huntington Beach Prospects Jamboree 2019
TCS Zoom Into June 14U All Star Team 2019 Huntington Beach, CA
UCLA Pitching/Catching camp w/ Kelly Inouye-Perez & Lisa Fernandez
Multiple championship experiences at all levels including:
2019 USA Preps National Championships- 16U Power Pool winner and Semi-Finalist overall.
2019 Triple Crown Sports/OnDeck Softball OTE Finalist- Firecrackers Rico Select Team
2019 PGF Nationals 5th Place of 72 Teams
2019 USA Preps 14U Easton Summer Nationals / Power Pool - Final Four out of 32 teams
2019 Colorado Sparkler Power Pool 17th of 91 Teams (last 1st year 14s team standing)
2019 PGF Las Vegas Qualifier Quarter Finalist
2019 PGF Phoenix Qualifier Quarter Finalist
2019 TCS Play For Hope / Mother's Day Finalist
2019 TCS Autism Awareness Champions
2018 USSSA / USA Elite Select WFC 12U Gold Finalist
2018 TCS Zoom into June 12U Gold Champions
2018 NSA Spring Mayhem 14U Champions
2018 TCS Presidents Day Champions
2018 USSSA Elite Vegas Super 32 Finalist
2017 TCS Thanksgiving Cup 12U Gold Champions
2017 TCS Monster Mash 12U Gold Champions
2017 TCS Worlds Series 12U Gold Champions
2017 PGF 12U Nationals 10th place
2017 PGF Shootout 5th place
2017 TCS 12U Mother's Day Gold Champions
2016 TCS 10U World Series 5th place
2016 PGF 10U Nationals 8th place
2016 TCS 10U Mother's Day Gold Champions
2015 Seven ASA All Star Championship Game Appearances
2015 LAGSL League 10U Champions
President of Firecrackers Softball
All-Pac 10 honoree and three-time World Series participant UCLA
CIF Coach of the year, High School Hall of Fame, 2016 PGF 18U Premier Champions
Director- "Making The Cut" Softball
Los Alamitos HS Varsity Hitting Coach
Those Who Believe In Me
Thank you to Making The Cut, for their dedicated and committed support all these years. I’m so fortunate to be involved with such an important and generous program. They support children of all ages in sports, and are committed to making a positive difference.
Tony Rico and the Firecrackers Organization have been a foundation of support in helping me along my journey of becoming a professional Softball Player. Tony has taken a personal interest in my game lately, and it means more to me than he will ever know. I’m a huge fan of the Firecrackers way, and am overjoyed that they’re also a fan of mine. Play With Honor!
Glowaki Chiropractic in Seal Beach
Dr. Brad and his amazing staff at Glowaki Chiropractic care for many Professional and Olympic athletes, and have always been so supportive of my families athletic health. I have been seeing Dr. Brad for almost 10 years, and I know that when I get injured during a game or feel sore and run down after a tournament, I can be sure they've got my back (literally). Thank you Dr. Brad, and everyone there who takes the time to keep me the best athlete I can be..! Visit their FB page: GlowakiChiropractic/
OC Firecrackers 2023
Go Firecrackers..! What a thrill it is for me to be a part of such and amazing team. The coaching staff and my team mates feel just as passionately about competitive sports and athletics as I do, and we’ve been able to accomplish so much together.
A huge and special thank you to my family for helping me to follow my dreams..! I am a very lucky girl to have a family like you which has supported my love for softball for the past 9 years. And thank you to all of my family, teachers, coaches and friends who push me to be my best, and continue to cheer me on.
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