Former University of Alabama softball player and current member of the United States national team Montana Fouts will be speaking at a special fundraiser in Edina on November 11th at 7 pm. Fouts’ connection to Edina stems from Alabama pitching coach Lance McMahon, who is a 2010 Knox County High School graduate. McMahon was hired by the Crimson Tide before the start of the 2023 season. Fouts says having McMahon as a pitching coach was beneficial during her final collegiate season.
Fouts compiled a record of 25-11 during her final season at Alabama finishing with 100 career wins. She was also named the 2023 Softball America Pitcher of the Year. She is set to play internationally with the United States at the Pan American Games in Chile. Fouts says her time at Alabama has prepared her for this next step in her career.
The United States opens play against the host nation on Sunday. Fouts describes what its like to play for the national team.
Fouts’ time with the USA at the Pan American Games comes along with the announcement that softball will return as an Olympic sport in 2028. She says practice leading up to the Pan American Games has been a different experience.
The Pan American Games softball tournament concludes with the gold medal game on November 4th. Fouts along with coach McMahon will speak at the fundraiser at Knox County High School on November 11th. The event will have a $10 admission and will include multiple raffles. Proceeds will benefit the families of Bryant Western and Alijah Berry.