Bradie Fillmore this past season with the Golden Bears. Photo Credit- KLC Fotos
BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State softball team announced the addition of utility player Bradie Fillmore (Eagle, Idaho/Eagle HS/Cal) vis transfer, Tuesday. This will mark a return to the Treasure Valley for the prep All-American after spending the first two years of her career at Cal.
"I'm very excited to be back in my hometown. I grew up dreaming of becoming a Bronco, and I'm so happy I can finish my softball career at a school that means so much to me," Fillmore said.
Fillmore, whose first name is Elizabeth, will join Boise State this summer and will be eligible to play for the 2019 season. The rising junior has two years of eligibility remaining, and brings two seasons of postseason experience to a Bronco program coming off the program's first appearance at an NCAA Tournament.
On Fillmore's transfer, head coach Cindy Ball said, "We are very excited to welcome one of the state's top players into our Bronco Family. With Bradie's Pac-12 and postseason experience, I believe she will help lead us to accomplish more goals in the 2019 season. Her versatility matches up with our style of play, and she should make an immediate impact on the team."
In her first two seasons with the Golden Bears, Fillmore started 94 of the 102 games she played in, including starting all 55 games this past season. As a sophomore this past season, she was fifth on the team with a batting line of .272/.450/.377, while ranking second on the team with five home runs. She primarily played in the outfield this past season, recording a fielding percentage of .967, but the two-way player has also appeared in the infield and in the circle in her career.
Fillmore signed with Cal after recording one of the best careers by an Idaho-prep at nearby Eagle High School. Fillmore led her team to an Idaho 5A State Championship in 2016, and the top team ranking nationally according to MaxPreps.com with a 30-0 record. The Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year earned All-American honors from three separate outlets, while also being one of the Top 100 recruits in the Class of 2016 according to FloSoftball.