Thomas earns spot on elite team

Graci Thomas earned a spot on the USA Elite Select All American Southeast Regional Softball Team.

The USA Elite Select All American Tournament was held in July in Kissimmee, Fla. The country was divided into eight regions, with each consisting of 15 players selected during tryouts. Each player’s skills were evaluated by NSR scouts and USSSA Pride pro softball players.

The southeast region tryouts were held in Houston, Texas; Birmingham, Ala., and Russellville.

Graci was selected for one of the 15 spots out of hundreds of girls that tried out. She hopes to one day play college ball.

Graci has played travel ball since she was 6 and has taken lessons from Rachel Daniels at RBD Sports in Menifee since she was 6. Graci loves the game of softball because it’s really fun but she loves hitting the best.