Madi Ogden named Ohio Gatorade player of year

After a dominating final softball season, Williamsburg right-hander Madi Ogden was named the Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year on Friday morning.

The award, which was established in 1985, recognizes "the nation’s most outstanding high school student-athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character." 

Each year, Gatorade names a high school player of the year for each state and the District of Columbia for football, volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track and field, softball and baseball. 

Williamsburg pitcher Madi Ogden fires a fastball to the plate.

Ogden, the Southern Buckeye Conference National division player of the year, went 27-1 this season with 331 strikeouts over 168 ⅔ innings. She struck out double-digit batters in 21 of her 27 starts, posted a 0.04 ERA (just one earned run all season) and finished with 11 no-hitters and three perfect games. 

At the plate, Ogden hit .527 with six homers, 35 RBI, eight doubles and finished with a .595 on-base percentage and a .849 slugging percentage. 

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