First-Year Sun Devils: Savannah Price
TEMPE -- Looking forward to the 2021 season, we sat down with the new faces of Sun Devil Softball for a socially distanced Q&A. The freshman class, made up of two outfielders, three infielders, a catcher and a pitcher, was named the No. 12 recruiting class by FloSoftball, and is comprised of players from four different states. Head coach Trisha Ford and team also welcomes one junior transfer for a total of eight first-time Sun Devils.
Savannah Price, a three-time All-State Team recipient by Cal-Hi, appeared in 100 varsity games for the Lady Spartans and is a two-time Mid-Valley League MVP. In her sophomore season, Price posted an astonishing .590 batting average with 62 hits and 58 RBI on the season, a feat that earned her Mid-Valley League Co-MVP honors, as well as a Northern Section First-Team honor to accompany a Sac Bee All-Metro honorable mention nod. The talented infielder would go on to post a .500 batting average, .609 OBP and a .987 SLG percentage in 2019, culminating in being named to the Mid-Valley League First-Team, and to the Northern Section First-Team.
Get to know California infielder, Savannah Price.
Q: What is something unique about your hometown?
Bob Oliver and his son are from Rio Linda and are professional baseball players!
Q: Where is your favorite place to eat in Arizona?
I don't have a favorite place yet but I love any burger place!
Q: Do you have any game day superstitions?
I have to have tape on my left wrist and a different braid every game!
Q: If you could meet any professional athlete/celeb who would it be and why?
If I could meet any pro athlete it would have to be Derek Jeter because he's the greatest shortstop of all time!
Q: What sold you on Arizona State?
What sold me on Arizona State was the fact that Coach Ford really cares for her players and treats them like her own and I wanted to follow in my brother's footsteps.
Q: What is your go to warmup song?
My go to warm up song is any classic rock song! My dad and I would listen to classic rock every gameday! It really gets me pumped up... if I had to choose one it would be Thunderstruck by ACDC.
Q: Best softball memory?
In a high school softball game when we were down 1-2 and I was up to bat and one of my teammates was on base with two outs. I had hit a homerun and without the runner on first base we would've went into another inning and that game was already long!
Q: What hobbies do you have outside of softball?
My hobbies outside of softball include going to the lake almost everyday with my friends and hanging out with my family and boyfriend.
Q: If you had to play another sport what would you choose?
If I could play another sport it would be volleyball.
Q: What do you enjoy about ASU most?
I enjoy the way I fit in the most at ASU and the way my team is so giving and helpful.
Q: What is your go to mantra?
I think my go to mantra would have to be "i need help"
Q: Something many people might not know about you?
I raise pigs back home and I love to ride quads and I do indeed drive a 2001 lifted ford!
Q: How do you typically spend your off days?
I typically spend my off days talking to my friends and family back at home and doing some other things like self care days and getting ready for the next day!
Q: What about your jersey number is significant to you?
My jersey number is significant to me because my cousin showed me the game of softball and she wore 16 and I've been number 16 most of my life.
Q: Goal you aspire to achieve as a Sun Devil?
My goal as a Sun Devil is to make my family and hometown proud, set records and get all the rings for the next four years!
Q: A pro tip on how you balance school and athletics?
Try and get ahead, don't wait till the last minute and use your resources! Always ask for help if you need it!
Q: Favorite ballpark food?
Hotdogs and snickers!
Q: What is your dream vacation?
My dream vacation would be to go to the Bahamas and swim with the pigs!
Q: Who is your biggest hero?
My biggest hero is my mom, she's made the biggest impact on me and has helped me through everything and anything! She will always be my idol and I will continue to look up to her for the rest of my life. I want to be just as successful and amazing as she is!