Big bat from the SEC
Trisha Ford is bringing in a small recruiting class to her 2022 roster but that hasn’t stopped her from adding more talent this offseason. After landing Ole Miss transfer Jessi Puk earlier this month, Arizona State announced the addition of another SEC transfer.
As Arizona State softball announced the signing of former Missouri infielder Jazmyn Rollin. Rollin only appeared in 16 games this season for the Tigers, seemingly losing her starting shortstop spot to freshman sensation Jenna Laird. However, her first two seasons in Columbia showed how dangerous she can be in the box, a trait that fits well in Tempe.
In 2019, Rollin was named to the SEC’s All-Freshman team. She had 10 doubles and 10 home runs in her rookie season with five of her blasts coming in conference play. She raced out to a hot start in 2020 before the season was canceled. In 26 games, she had a .364/.495/.727 slash line including hitting seven home runs and driving in 19 runs.
Rollin played a lot of shortstop in Columbia but offers versatility in the infield. In an early guess — a very early guess eight months before the season starts — Arizona State’s starting infield will likely be some type of combination of Bella Loomis, Alynah Torres and incoming freshman Cydney Sanders. There is also plenty of depth behind them with Puk, Halle Harger, Brittany Holland, Kristiana Watson and Savannah Price.