Local teen makes U.S. national women’s baseball team trials
Lauren Frost delivers a pitch against Kenai Post 20 on Saturday, July 7 at Loretta French Park. Frost is traveling to North Carolina in September to tryout for the women’s national baseball team.
Eagle River High sophomore Lauren Frost was one of four selected for the 2013 USA Baseball National Team Identification Series Women’s National Team Trials on Sept. 14.
Frost, who traveled to Cary, N.C., for a tryout earlier this month, was speechless about an hour after watching a live selection show online.
“I can’t put it into words,” she said.
News of Frost’s achievement spread fast.
“The phone is blowing up,” she said.
The Frost household was also overjoyed.
“There’s all kinds of commotion going on here right now,” said Frost’s father, Gregg. “It’s crazy.”
Frost said she performed well in North Carolina and knew she had a chance to make the team.
“I had the confidence,” she said. “I played well.”
Her dad thought so, too.
“She had a fantastic tryout,” he said. “She just nailed it.”
Playing in North Carolina’s sweltering temperatures and high humidity was a challenge, Frost said.
“That was a battle, fighting through the heat,” she said.
Frost — who played with the U-21 National All-Star team at the Women’s Baseball World Cup in August — said she can’t wait to find out what her baseball future holds.
“I’m excited to figure out what’s next and see where this all goes,” she said.
Contact Mike Nesper at 694-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.