Boise State Softball Signs Bassler, Edwards
June 26, 2015

BOISE, Idaho -- Boise State softball head coach Cindy Ball announced the signing of pitcher Jenna Bassler (Dixon, Calif. / Dixon HS / Notre Dame de Namur) and pitcher/utility Cassidy Edwards (Sisters, Ore. / Sisters HS / Clackamas CC) to the program Friday.

Both players, each with two years of eligibility remaining, will enroll at Boise State for the 2015-16 academic year and join the softball team for the 2016 campaign.

Bassler spent the past two seasons at Notre Dame de Namur, a Division II program in Belmont, Calif., earning third-team All-Pacific West Conference honors as a freshman in 2014. Over her two seasons with the Argonauts, Bassler went 25-22 with a 3.03 earned-run average and 219 strikeouts. She earned her all-conference honor in 2014 by going 13-11 with a 3.12 ERA, 143 strikeouts and seven shutouts over a team-high 32 appearances and 27 starts. For her accomplishments she was named the team's Most Valuable Player as well as the school's Female Freshman Athlete of the Year.

As a sophomore last season, Bassler continued to be the ace for the Argonauts, making a team-best 30 appearances (21 starts) and going 12-11 with a 2.92 ERA and 76 strikeouts in addition to three saves.

As a prep at Dixon High School, Bassler was named to the All-Golden Empire League First Team all four seasons, capping her career in 2013 by going 18-5 with a 0.99 ERA and being named the league's co-MVP.

Edwards joins the Broncos from Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Ore. Over her two seasons at Clackamas Edwards was a threat in both the circle and the batter's box, striking out 74 batters with an ERA of 2.18 over 177.0 innings pitched while batting .433 (123-for-284) with 19 doubles, seven home runs, 62 RBI and 110 runs scored.

Following her sophomore season at Clackamas (2015) in which she hit .407 with 10 doubles, four triples, five home runs, 33 RBI and 60 runs scored, and posted a 2.40 ERA with 114 strikeouts and 17 complete games, Edwards was named an NFCA Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) All-American in addition to earning a spot on the NWAC South Region All-Stars First Team. Her performance helped lead Clackamas to a 35-10 record and to within a game of the finals of the NWAC Tournament in May.

Edwards was also a standout for the Clackamas women's basketball team, being named to the NWAC's Southern Region All-Star Second Team following the 2014-15 season. Over 12 games, Edwards averaged 16.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.83 assists.

As a prep, Edwards spent her first three seasons at Redmond High School before transferring to Sisters High School for her senior year. There, she set school single-season records in 2013 for strikeouts (236) and earned-run average (0.91) while posting the second-best single-season marks in wins (18) and shutouts (five) for the Outlaws.

At the plate, Edwards batted .553 with 22 RBI and 41 runs scored en route to earning a spot on the All-Sky-Em Second Team in 2013 as the Outlaws went 18-7 overall and qualified for the state tournament. In her final season at Redmond in 2012, Edwards was also named to the All-Intermountain Conference First Team.


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