Fuller uses emotion, earns honor

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pleasant Home’s Brentin Fuller uses a lot of emotion in her pitching as seen here. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Emotion runs deep with in Brentin Fuller.

The Pleasant Home senior’s tenacity and emotion on the mound gave her a spot on the 2011 Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 1A All-State softball team.

When asked what was the main key in her success, Fuller said she had one goal in mind.

“I was just trying to strike people out,” Fuller said.

Fuller was selected as the fourth pitcher on the 1A team, below Ragland’s Sommar Wright, South Lamar’s Kendra Wilson and Kinston’s Sara Mock.

During her senior season, Fuller allowed an average of 1.86 earned runs per game, and walked 32 batters in 128 innings.

Fuller said when she “yells” or “screams” on a pitch, it sometimes lets loose her best.

“I guess pitching brings me out a little bit,” she said. “I have fun with it, but it’s serious to me, too.”

The Lady Eagles finished runner up at the south regional tournament in Gulf Shores, and then in fourth place at the state tournament in Montgomery, after falling to rival Kinston in both.

Fuller said she accomplished her goals in her senior season.

“I just wanted to go back to state with (PHS coach Bradley) Stephens being his first year coaching,” she said. “I just wanted to be able to go back to state considering we didn’t have our last coach we had. I just wanted a good season.”

Fuller said she was OK with the final outcome of the season.

“Fourth place doesn’t look good to a lot of people because we didn’t win,” Fuller said. “I think we had a really good season with our players being close and the parents supporting us very well.”

On a day where she was giving her best against Kinston at the state tournament, Fuller recalled a great play she made at the plate with her team tied up with Kinston at 2-2.

PHS catcher Ashley Copeland went after a wild pitch in the top of the fourth inning, and tossed it to Fuller, where she made the tag out at home.

“That was pretty awesome,” Fuller said.

The Lady Eagles ended up losing that game 3-2 to get eliminated from the tournament.

Now that she has graduated, Fuller will be playing at Enterprise State Community College on a softball scholarship.

Fuller is the daughter of Cheryl and Buster Stone.