Gina Verduzco is from Portage, Michigan. She is the daughter of David Verduzco and Heather Baker. She is the sister of Kimberly (Portage Central High School), Michael (Portage Central High School), Charla, and Lily.
Gina started her travel experience with the Kalamazoo Klash coached by Greg Schultz. She then moved to the Hurricanes based out of the Kalamazoo area and played for Dusty Ruthven and later, David Verduzco. Gina then joined Compuware Fastpitch in Detroit where she played for four years under Gary Merkle and Alicia Smith.
She went to Portage Central High School where she was a four-year starter on the Varsity team. Her coaches were Bernie Christopher, Brett Foerster, and Tom Hamilton. Gina Verduzco earned the All-State honors in 2012 (Designated Hitter), 2013 (Pitcher), and 2014 (Pitcher) along with being All-Conference (3 years), All-Region (3 years), and All-District (4 years). During her Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years, she was placed on the Kalamazoo Dream Team. Gina was Player of the Year her Senior Year along with multiple honors as Player of the Week. Gina was also named captain her senior year. She competed in the state final her Senior year and was a State Runner-Up and threw a no-hitter in the State Semi-finals. Gina then played in the MHSAA Division I All-Star game concluding her four years in High School. Gina was also Student Council Vice-President and was a Student Council member all four years of high school. In addition, she was a National Honors Society member and a Student Ambassador leader. In school, she received the gold award for her grades and was awarded the Mustang award upon graduation.
Gina is in her Sophomore Year and her major is Special Education. She hopes to coach softball after graduation as well. Gina received Dean’s List honors every semester and is involved in the Emerging Leader Institute and SAAC.
|1||Paige Altherr||JR||P||R/R||5-8||Allen Park, MI||Allen Park Cabrini HS|
|2||Riley Miller||SO||OF/SS/2B||L/R||5-5||Birmingham, MI||Seaholm HS|
|3||Kylie Hill||JR||U||L/L||5-2||Adrian, MI||Tecumseh HS|
|4||Leah Oldham||FR||C/1B||R/R||Sterling Heights, MI||Henry Ford II HS|
|5||Gina Verduzco||SO||P||R/R||5-8||Portage, MI||Portage Central HS|
|6||Julie St. John||FR||P||R/R||5-8||Farmington, MI||Huron Valley Lutheran HS|
|7||Taylor Moceri||JR||INF||R/R||5-5||Sterling Heights, MI||Saginaw Valley State University|
|8||Jordan Ewald||SO||INF||R/R||5-3||Wixom, MI||Mercy HS|
|9||Karly Knapp||JR||U||R/R||5-0||Commerce Township, MI||Oakland Community College|
|10||Riley Hison||FR||U||L/R||5-3||Macomb Township, MI||Regina HS|
|11||Nicole Payne||SR||OF||R/R||5-4||Canton, MI||Ladywood HS|
|12||Haley Knodell||SO||INF||L/R||Sterling Heights, MI||Macomb Community College|
|13||Kelly O'Hara||FR||U||R/R||Traverse City, MI||Traverse City West HS|
|14||Alexis Powell||SR||1B/3B/C||R/R||5-3||Canton, MI||Oakland Community College|
|15||Ellie Kauten||SO||C||R/R||5-6||Shelby Township, MI||Eisenhower HS|
|16||Sarah Prashad||FR||U||L/R||5-5||Mississauga, Ontario||Mississauga Secondary School, Ontario, Canada|
|17||Candace Kitchen||FR||P||L/R||5-6||Clarkston, MI||Clarkston HS|
|18||Makenzie Trowbridge||SR||3B/C||R/R||5-3||Trenton, MI||Trenton HS|
|19||Abby Jewell||SR||P||R/R||5-6||Livonia, MI||Macomb CC|
|20||Valerie Bertani||SR||OF||L/R||5-4||Westland, MI||Allen Park Cabrini HS|
|21||Rachel Clem||FR||U||R/R||5-10||Stevensville, MI||Lakeshore HS|
|22||Samantha Zarins||SR||C/OF||R/R||5-7||Shelby Township, MI||Utica HS|
|23||Alex Elwell||SR||P/2B||R/R||5-9||Kalamazoo, MI||Wayne State University|
|24||Morgan Larkin||FR||OF||R/R||5-9||Westland, MI||Ladywood HS|
|25||Celeste Miller||SO||1B||R/R||5-4||Plymouth, MI||Plymouth HS|
|32||Maria Rodriguez||SR||OF||L/R||5-0||Dearborn Heights, MI||Allen Park Cabrini HS|
|33||Hallea Garcia||SO||1B||R/R||5-6||Redford, MI||Ladywood HS|
|44||Rachel Dolland||FR||INF||R/R||5-5||Lake Orion, MI||Lake Orion HS|