Three Techsters garnered preseason All-C-USA accolades.
Turkoly two-out blast in seventh staves off loss
Techsters host Tyler JC and Louisiana College Saturday at home
Lady Techsters overcame adversity on their way to C-USA title
Lady Techsters face Minnesota Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
High School: Lettered four years at North Forney High School for coaches Scott Delozier, Kelsie Garner and Brittney Lee ... As a senior she batted .615 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI while leading North Forney to the Class 5A Region II semifinals ... Finished four RBIs short of the total needed to tie for 10th place in national history for most RBIs in a season, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations' online record book ... Named second team all-American by MaxPreps ... She was named the District 12-5A MVP after recording 72 hits, nearly half of those for extra bases ... Named Offensive Player of the Year on the Dallas Morning News All-Area team ... Named a Southwest Region All-American by Premier Girls Fastpitch and was an all-state selection ... During North Forney's playoff run, she batted .643 with four home runs, nine runs and 17 RBI ... As a freshman hit over .500 with seven home runs and was named newcomer of the year ... During her sophomore year she batted .495 with 12 homeruns, while walking 23 times and was named first team all-district and offensive player of the year ... As a junior Rizzato batted over .500 once again with a slugging percentage over 600 ... She homered five times and had an ops of 1.48 ... Played for Texas Glory alongside fellow Louisiana Tech teammate Jenny Chapman.
Personal: Full name is Marilyn Ruby Rizzato ... Daughter of Michael Rizzato and Leslie James ... Has two sisters, Olivia James and Emilie James ... Born on September 25, 1997 in Beaumont Texas.
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