THOMASTON - It’s been quite a year of accomplishment for Alexa Milius of Thomaston, both on the softball diamond and in the classroom.
Milius, a four-time First Team All-Berkshire League team and two-time First Team All-State selection while playing at Thomaston High School, where she was also the Golden Bears’ all-time hits leader, moved up to the next level in 2018-2019, committing to play at Central Connecticut State University.
OPENING EYES AT CCSU
Seeing action at third base as well as catcher, Milius had no trouble adjusting to college ball; in fact, she thrived, batting .345 in 34 games with one home run, 18 RBIs and 19 runs scored for the Blue Devils.
In addition, Milius, with a 4.0 grade point average during the spring semester, was named to the President’s List by CCSU President Zulma R. Toro.
“This distinction is a testimony to your hard work and commitment to learning,” said Ms. Toro, who added, “Congratulations on this noteworthy achievement.”
GETTING A ‘BRAKE’
Milius was invited to play this summer for the iconic Stratford 18U Junior Brakettes, where she kept right on hitting against some of the best competition the region has to offer.
Playing in 34 of the 39 Brakette games, Milius raked to the tune of a .398 average (43-for-108), fourth on the team.
Milius hammered three home runs, tied for second on the team; her 31 RBIs led the team, as did her 34 runs scored, 43 hits and three triples.
Her OPS of 1.065 was also second on the team, which finished 25-13-1 in it’s first season under coach Mary Sciglimpaglia.
MOVING ON UP
As a reward for her outstanding season, Milius was added to the roster of Brakettes’ main team, which was on it’s way to a 37th national title.
After a short break to catch a breath, Milius will return shortly to Central Connecticut State to continue her pursuit of uncompromising overall excellence.