Former Decatur softball player drafted into pro league

A new softball professional league features a former Decatur High School softball player.

Chelsea Hall was drafted into the American Softball Association (ASBA) June 6 in the 14th round. She was drafted by Moh-BEEL! USA, one of four teams in the league, which is based in Mobile, Ala. The ASBA is considered an alternative for softball players who have graduated college and are looking to become professional players.

Hall and her Moh-BEEL! USA teammates completed the regular season of the summer league July 25. As of July 19, Moh-BEEL! had the best record in the league with 15 wins and eight losses. Hall, who plays center field and short stop, has a .222 batting average. She had 11 runs, six hits, six RBIs, two homeruns and a .519 slugging percentage as of July 19.

Before Hall was drafted, she was the community coach for Renfroe Middle School’s softball team and led the team to win the eighth grade championship. Hall graduated from Decatur High School in 2013.

Hall graduated from Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C., in 2017. She finished her senior season first in runs per game among NCAA Division II players and was awarded for her accomplishments. She finished the 2017 season averaging 1.72 runs per game.

Hall also completed her senior season at Claflin first in triples, second in stolen bases, eighth in slugging percentage and 47th in batting average in the nation. She finished her career at Claflin with a batting average of .363 and a slugging percentage of .712. She totaled 236 runs, 204 hits, 41 homeruns, 155 RBIs and 209 stolen bases in 212 attempts.

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