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ASU Softball: Sun Devils land Arizona transfer Marissa Schuld

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COLLEGE SOFTBALL: FEB 28 Drake at Arizona Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s not everyday a Wildcat becomes a Sun Devil, but that was the case on Thursday. Arizona State softball team announced the signing of Arizona transfer Marissa Schuld.

Schuld, a Pinnacle High School graduate, is a two-way player. In her two years at Arizona she saw limited playing time on an upperclassmen heavy Wildcat roster. During her freshman year in 2019, she pitched 14.2 innings with a 0.48 ERA and had four at-bats.

She began to develop a role for herself at the plate in 2020 before the season ended. Schuld finished with a .350 batting average in 40 at-bats including a home run at Farrington Stadium against Portland State during the Kajikawa Classic.

Her stats at Arizona don’t tell the full story. Schuld was a top recruit coming out of Pinnacle, she earned the Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year twice and 2018 FloSoftball High School Player of the Year.

“We are extremely excited to add someone like Marissa to our program.” Arizona State coach Trisha Ford said in a statement. “She has been a winner her whole life and is someone that will fit into our system seamlessly. I love her competitive spirit and work ethic. With her addition, we are continuing our push to keep high-level Arizona players here at ASU.”

Schuld has two years of eligibility left but will only be allowed to play next season if Arizona allows her due to her transferring within the conference.