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Aragon chooses Colorado Mesa

By Neil H. Devlin, Mullen Sports Information Director
Speedy senior outfielder commits to Mavericks softball in the RMAC; she led the Centennial League in batting and will sign early in November.

By the time you read this sentence, the speedy Bella Aragon probably will have stolen another base.

She’s fast and it’s reflected in her recruiting – she wanted to stay around the state and committed recently to play softball at Colorado Mesa just days after the regular season.

“Oh, my gosh, I’m so excited,” Aragon said. “It was a perfect fit.”

A regular Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference power, the Mavericks have become popular and their officials offered Aragon after a weekend visit.

“I have had them on my top list for a long time,” Aragon said. “I love the campus, the program and I know they’re a very good program that have a lot of wins and are definitely the best in the RMAC.”

The Mavs will be getting a speedy outfielder who covers a lot of ground and can throw it well from the position. In her schoolgirl finale, she robbed what would have been a grand slam and a three-run home run.

Despite the Class 4A Mustangs losing all of their games in the 5A-based Centennial League (they ended 7-16), she topped the loop with a .542 batting average. A slapper, her on-base percentage was an impressive .616 and she had 39 hits. She added 26 stolen bases.

Everything else fell into place for Aragon – the school is in Colorado (Grand Junction), it offers her major (hospitality management) and it’s a challenging curriculum (she has a 3.8 grade-point average).

“It’s perfect,” she said.

She said she will sign during the early period in November.