My name is Riley Dorius and I am the most comfortable out on the softball field. I grew up in Southern Idaho and started playing comp team softball in Utah when I was 8 years old. We drove to Tremonton, UT for weekly practices. The team often traveled to tournaments in Southern UT.
I played on this team until I was 11 when the team dissolved. At this time, I started playing and pitching for another Utah comp team, Rampage. I had weekly practices from age 11-present (age 18) and I have had a batting and hitting coach since I was 13 years old.
I bat in the top of the lineup for both Rampage and Malad High School. I play 2nd base, outfield, and pitch for Rampage and I am the pitcher for Malad HS.
Quote from dad: “The Rampage comp team has girls who have gone on to play for Weber State, Snow College, CSI, Dawson, SLCC, and more. Riley has been competitive with all of the major players in Utah. When Riley walks onto the softball field, a lot of the division 1 girls in Utah know who she is.
Riley’s Rampage team has been playing community colleges since she was going into her freshman year of high school - and often winning. She has hit home runs off of SLCC pitchers. Last summer, against CSI, Riley got up to bat with two runners on base and her team was down by one. She hit the gap and had 2 RBI’s which put her team ahead of (and ultimately winning the game with) CSI.”
She bat’s in the 400’s with Rampage and is currently batting in the high 600-700’s with her 20-0 Malad (Idaho) high school team. She has been the pitcher for the HS team since she was a freshman. Her high school’s team is playing teams that are 1-2 divisions higher than our schools division.
During her freshman year alone she had over 100 strikeouts and even with losing an entire season due to COVID-19, she easily has over 400 strikeouts in high school softball (see her stats on MaxPreps, link below).
She was named athlete of the week during her sophomore year. At the end of that year, after carrying her team to the state championships (and winning state) she was recognized as Idaho State Softball Player of the Year. In March 2021, she was again recognized as athlete of the week as a senior (link below). In May 2021 Riley was again awarded Idaho State Softball Player of the Year.
As a softball player, Riley has a unique sense of intuition and is able to see the game, the players, and the ball and to see what is going to happen and act on it without hesitation. She’s very confident on the field and knows the game. She is driven, focused, and willing to work hard. She is also very coachable and is willing to play where her coaches ask her to.
During the summer Riley has comp team softball coaches call her up all the time to ask her if she will be a pick-up player for them because they know how good she is. Riley has played on a Utah comp team call the Red Hots. They like her well enough that they want her to play for the Red Hots instead of Rampage. One of the coaches on the Red Hots takes care of college level softball fields and he told Riley last summer that she is ‘the best second baseman he’s ever seen in the state of Utah’.
Off the softball field, Riley is involved in other activities and is an excellent student. She currently maintains a 3.8 GPA even while taking dual credit college courses. She plans to attend college and pursue a degree in the medical field. She is honest, caring, and compassionate. She works as a CNA at the local hospital and the residents and staff love her for her kindness, compassion, and for her skill and professionalism in caring for others.
When she graduates high school next month she will earn a high school degree from Malad High School and another degree from SEITec (South Eastern Idaho Technical Charter School). She’s also a member of the National Honor Society.
Riley has accomplished so much the first 18 years of her life in spite of situations and challenges that she’s had to face. We are excited to see where life takes her. We would be thrilled to see her play college ball as a member of your team.”
Stats - MaxPreps
***NEW LINK ADDED 5/8/2021:
Idaho Sports News article about Riley & her team, “Magic In Malad”
Some Links I found, but can’t find most of the write-ups from the papers: