Updated: Mar 12, 2022
OC Batbusters Organization:
Name: Addison Moorman
Hometown: Granada Hills, California
High School: Granada Hills Charter High School
Travel Team: OC Batbusters - Coyle
Coaches: Cheyenne Coyle, Kathy Slaten-Ayala, Christina Lupichinni
Height: 5’ 11"
Bats/Throw: Right/ Right
Game Pitch Speeds:
- Fastball 59-63
- Changeup: 40’s - 50's (Depends on what speed is called)
- Curve, Screw, Rise, Drop 59-63
Player Profile Link:
Young Guns is a reoccurring article, in which we spotlight fireball pitchers who have verified game time cruising speeds of at least 60 miles per hour. Today, we are highlighting Addison "Addy" Moorman, a humble and hardworking 5' 11" SoCal gunslinger whose birthday is today, March 12.
Addy is an amazing elite pitcher who will no doubt finish somewhere in the Top 50 of the Legacy & Legends Softball 2025 National Player Rankings (nominations still being accepted). She plays for an elite travel ball organization (OC Batbusters) and has garnered high accolades including honors from the Alliance Fastpitch Championship Series. Addy's future is very bright and she will be no doubt be heavily recruited by the blue bloods of college softball.
Happy Birthday, Addy!
Who are you? I enjoy escape rooms, hanging out with friends, and of course softball!
How did you start playing softball? My brother always played baseball growing up. Around the age of 7, I picked up a bat and accidentally hit a ball over our little fence. This sparked the idea that I should sign up for softball and 8 years later here I am.
Why do you play softball? I enjoy the competition, the friends you make along the way, and the reward after all the hard work. Being able to step on the field, surrounded by my ‘sisters’ and performing the best I can make it all worth it. Softball is quite literally my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
You’re an elite pitcher that college coaches would love to have on their team and that batters hate to face. What do we need to know about your pitching? Speeds and types of pitches? My spin is my greatest strength. I am able to move the ball consistently while still pitching in the 60s. I have a great riseball that is unexpected and breaks late, catching many off guard. I also have a strong curveball screwball combo that keeps batters off their toes. Being such a vocal pitcher, I bring loud energy to the field and am extremely competitive while doing so.
What achievements and examples can you share to give proof that you truly are one of the best pitchers in the nation? Pitching a total of 52 innings in the span of 5 days at the Alliance Nationals is an achievement I am really proud of. I pitched in 9 games total and my record was 7-2.
“Addy has become one of the most dominating pitchers in our area and potentially the entire national 14U division. Her spin and movement on the ball is unmatched and very difficult to pick up as a hitter. She works incredibly hard on her craft, which has allowed her and our team to be so successful. Her future is very bright and I look forward to her continuing to improve and compete in the circle.”
- Head Coach Cheyenne Coyle, OC Batbusters - Coyle
What do you do mentally before taking the circle? I try not to overthink. I simply tell myself, “you got this, you’re gonna do great” and take charge on the mound.
What is your greatest strength? My spin. I am able to move the ball consistently while still remaining accurate and maintaining speed.
University of Oregon Head Coach Melyssa Lombardi and Addy
Why should coaches recruit you? I believe I am a presence on the mound who is ready to dominate. I see myself as a good teammate, motivating others, along with a leader on the field. I embrace facing the best hitters and as a very coachable player, I learn quickly and constantly seek ways to improve and be the best player possible. I want to earn everything as nothing in competitive softball should be considered a given.
How would your teammates describe you? My teammates would describe me as a hardworking role model who is able to motivate others towards success.
“She’s a great leader that has great energy when pitching. She picks people up and always plays as a teammate, not for herself. She’s very humble and everyone loves having her as a teammate.”
- Mila Reddy (teammate)
What are your softball goals and dreams? This year, I strive to win a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship along with an Alliance National Championship. In the future, I hope to one day win a Women’s College World Series, and of course, strive to be an Olympian. While these are big goals, they are my motivation to keep working hard.
What are you doing to achieve your dreams? I practice 4-5 days a week (during high school off-season), attending multiple strength and conditioning classes along with pitching lessons weekly. However, I believe my work when no one is watching, whether it be working out in my bedroom or in the backyard, is helping me work towards my goals.
“It’s easy to support an athlete that is willing to work hard to accomplish goals. The lessons, the 4:30 AM wake up, the travel is all worth it because she wants to do it. I’m proud of my daughter for not only the athlete she is today, but for also keeping focus on her goals that she wants to achieve tomorrow.”
- Ryan Moorman (Addy's dad)
Addy with her parents, brothers, and grandparents at Disney's Star Wars exhibit before the COVID pandemic
Who is your greatest influence or role model and why? One person who really inspires me is Wisconsin pitcher Ava Justman. I had played recreation ball with her younger sister and even growing up I looked up to her. Even now, watching her play in college is a huge inspiration to me.
If you could spend a day with any softball player or coach (past or present) who would it be and why? If I could spend the day with any softball player, I would spend the day with Monica Abbott. I would love to sit and chat with her about her career and what it is like performing at the highest level. I want to know what she did to get there and her mindset through it all.
Describe your ideal softball team. My ideal softball team is made up of hardworking girls, who are able to take charge while on the field and are able to motivate each other. My team needs to trust each other along with have full confidence in themselves.
OC Batbusters - Coyle
What is your greatest softball memory? One of my favorite softball memories is simply spending the week in Florida with my team. We were there for the Alliance National Championship and while it was humid and hot, we all made the most of our time. Going undefeated till the championship and me pitching 52 innings in the span of 5 days made the trip more memorable as it was one of my proudest moments. Going to the beach with teammates and partying at our rental house was like the icing on the cake and the whole week was very fun.
What is your greatest award or achievement? Alliance All-Tournament Team- 2021
Additional Information About Addy:
Favorite Movie: Pitch Perfect
Favorite Singer/Band: Olivia Rodrigo
Favorite TV Show: American Horror Story
Favorite Sports Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Favorite Pro Athlete: Monica Abbott
Interesting Fact About You: I had a ‘Bottle Cap Challenge’ video go viral in 2019, where I pitched the ball and spun a cap off a bottle.