Professional: In her first season with the USSSA Pride in 2010, Willis was the battery mate to many of the Pride pitchers, starting 40 out of 57 games. Defensively, Willis’ arm was a special threat, throwing out 9 of 17 on the base paths. Offensively she was third on the team with homeruns (3) and ended the season with a .245 batting average and 18 RBI’s. On July 5th she blasted her first career grand slam in a rout of the Akron Racers. Willis broke into the league in 2007 with the Chicago Bandits. In 2008 she teamed up with her former teammate and fellow Longhorn pitcher Cat Osterman to win the NPF title for the Rockford Thunder.
College: Willis established herself as one of the premier defensive catchers in the Big 12 and Midwest Region as early as her freshman year, when she appeared in 42 games, making 38 starts. She opened her career with a five-game hitting streak, knocking game-winning doubles in each of the team’s first two games. In 2005, Willis was a Second Team, All-Big 12 selection as well as being named to the All-Big 12 Tournament team and was behind the plate in each of Cat Osterman’s six no-hitters on the season, calling the pitches herself for the final three. In 2006, Willis not only garnered Second Team All-Big 12 accolades for the second consecutive season, but was also named the 2006 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. She called three no-hitters on the season, in addition to 16 one-hitters and 13 two-hitters thrown by the pitching staff. Willis posted a .996 fielding average, making just three errors in 762 chances, while playing errorless in her final 24 games.
Denny Crine #41
Position: INF / C / EH
Hometown: Henderson, NV
College: Saddleback College (Mission Viejo, Ca)
Professional Career: Drafted 7th Round Chicago White Sox 94
•2 Time LHB Champion
•USSSA Major HR Contest Champ
•8 World Titles
What bat and what size do you swing? DC 41 28oz
Why do you prefer a Miken? Miken is by far the best product on the market!
Position: Middle Field
Hometown: Olathe, KS
College: State University - 4 time All Confernce, 2 time All America
Professional Career: Drafted Philadelphia Philles
•Team USA team member
•7 time All World Selection
What bat and what size do you swing: 26 ounce max endload
Why do you prefer a Miken? I prefer Miken number one for the performance of the bat. I've had the chance to swing many other bats and none have the combo of performance and durability that I get with my Miken.