Jennifer Adamson had the right number on the back of her Agganis All-Star jersey: No. 1.
Adamson was No. 1 in virtually every category: hits, batting average, slugging percentage, and runs scored. She also caught all seven innings for the South contingent.
And when it came time for the writers to select the gameâ€™s Most Valuable Player, Adamson was No. 1 on every ballot as she was selected unanimously as the South team MVP in the annual Agganis All-Star Softball Game Sunday at Fraser Field in Lynn.
Continuing the first-is-best theme, the left-handed hitting Adamson batted leadoff and ripped a triple to left field. She scored the gameâ€™s first run and later added a single to complete a perfect 2-for-2 performance with four total bases.
Revere coach Joe Ciccarello, who has watched Adamson excel in the Northeastern Conference, said he wasnâ€™t surprised that the Winthropâ€™s All-Star catcher made a big contribution to the Southâ€™s 6-3 victory.
â€œShe played very well,â€ said Ciccarello. â€œItâ€™s not easy to work with different pitchers but she did a great job behind the plate for all seven innings. Iâ€™ve always been impressed with all phases of her game. I congratulate her on being named the MVP. Itâ€™s a nice memory to have of winningÂ that award in your final high school game.â€
Adamson, whose family was on hand for the game, said she felt â€œvery honoredâ€ to receive the MVP award.
â€œPlaying softball at Winthrop High was a great experience and a lot of fun,â€ said Jennifer, adding that she will attempt to earn a spot on the Division 2 Merrimack College softball squad as a walk-on candidate.