Independence’s Ashley Caputo commits to Tri-C

Ashley Caputo

Independence senior outfielder Ashley Caputo has a lot to look forward to.

Her team is projected to win the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division and the Blue Devils are poised to make a deep run into the playoffs. She also recently committed to continue her education and playing career at Cuyahoga Community College.

“This is a crazy and wonderful opportunity I was given and I am so grateful to continue my education while doing what I love,” Caputo said. “I picked Tri-C because I know people who played for their team and loved it. I have visited and they have a really nice facility for their players and their campus seems easy to navigate.”

Caputo, who was named first team all-district last season and is batting .308 with a double and three RBI in five games this spring, will play in the outfield at Tri-C.

“Ashley Caputo is without a doubt one of the most genuine and fun-loving kids I have ever met,” said Independence coach Garry Moore. “She is loved by her coaches and teammates. Ashley began her travel playing career much later than most of our current players but she caught up very quickly. Ashley has achieved much success because of her fearlessness. We all take great pleasure in knowing that her hard work has paid off.”

While Caputo is excited about her future she is even more eager to see what the Blue Devils can accomplish in her final season of high school softball.

“It’s crazy to think that this is my last year at IHS and I can’t wait to start a new chapter of my life,” she said.

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The creator and publisher of, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.