Denice "Toodie" Moss
With six National Invitational All-Tournament team selections and five State All-Tournament team selections, Toodie undoubtedly ranks as one of the finest women outfielders ever to participate in the Illinois USSSA organization. With a career batting average of .825, her speedy left field performances provided Jaeger Saw, Box's BBQ, Kinney Shoes, 3-Hammer Construction, King Potter, Improv Press and Prairie Moon Saloon teams a quality all around team player. During her participation, her competing teams compiled top four placements in two State Tournaments and six NITs while placing 5th in a World Tournament.
Toodie chose Box's BBQ as her most favorite team, as they could hit the ball well and had unlimited speed at all positions in the batting order.
Her most memorable softball experience was while playing against a team in a Joliet Tournament and she was 5-for-5 prior to her hitting an inside-the-park grand slam in the bottom of the 7th inning to win the game.
She also realizes the opportunities that the Illinois USSSA has provided has allowed her to compete against some of the finest players in the game.
She hopes to be remembered as a player that participated well during her 15 years of competitive play, despite having limitations. She also wishes to be remembered for playing hard every game because of her love of the game.