Former Polk County standout Autumn Owen earned Most Valuable Player honors in helping lead the Manatee Impact to the championship of the Florida Gulf Coast League.
The FGCL is a summer college league that hosts some of the top players from around the country. Teams played a 25-game schedule in Sarasota.
Owen hit .418 for the league’s season, driving in 19 runs with six doubles and three homers in 55 at-bats.
She helped lead the Impact to an 18-3-1 record, then a 9-5 victory over the Manatee Squeeze in the league tournament championship game.
Owen’s teammates included Jordan Stephens, who played last season at Alabama; Tiffany Domingue, who recently transferred to Georgia Tech; and Savanah Henley, who pitched last season at Virginia and led the FGCL in strikeouts