Harlem, RVC grad Fluehr begins pro career

MOBILE, Ala. (WIFR) While playing professional softball sounded nice to Harlem and Rock Valley grad Olivia Fluehr, she was unsure if there would ever be interest from a league in her talent, but she was proven wrong.

The E1 Pro Ballers selected the pitcher with the 49th overall pick in this year's American Softball Association draft.

Fluehr finished up her final collegiate season at Graceland University in Iowa this past spring leading the pitching staff with a 16-9 record and a 2.13 ERA while also crushing 10 home runs and a .359 batting average.

The Loves Park native says the league had been tracking her senior season stats and asked if she wanted to sign up for the draft and she obliged.

"That's every little girl's dream playing softball is possibly going pro," said Fluehr. "Personally, I never thought this would happen. Even just being a part of the draft was a huge accomplishment for me and knowing that people have seen me play and knowing that I have potential of possibly playing professional softball was even just a great achievement for myself, but then the fact that I actually got drafted was basically a dream come true."