Raina Hunter

From BR Bullpen

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 5"

Biographical Information[edit]

Raina Hunter was a star of the first French women's national baseball team.

Hunter set French women's softball team records for career runs (27), doubles (11), walks (28) and ERA (1.08) while representing France in 8 European Women's Softball Championships and one world championship. She won ten softball titles in France from 2006-2019, winning MVP in 2012. [1] When France formed it's women's baseball team, she signed up (having played the game as a teenager). In their first game, she played center field and hit cleanup, singling off Loes Asmus of the Netherlands her first time up and going 3-for-3 with a walk on the day. They played the Czech Republic later that day and she scored five runs in that contest. She drove in five in their third game. For the first round of the event, she hit .700/.833/.800 with 7 walks, 10 runs and 7 RBI in four games, stealing two bases in two tries and handling three putouts in three chances in the field. She was among the leaders in average (1st by .085 ahead of Léna Sellam), slugging (3rd, behind MVP Marjorie Brunel and Sellam), OBP (1st by .044 ahead of Mélissa Mayeux), runs (tied Sofie van de Wiel for second, 3 behind Mayeux), hits (3rd, one behind Sellam and Anouk Vergunst), RBI (tied Brunel and Mayeux for second, one behind Vergunst), total bases (4th), walks (tied Brunel for second, one behind Mayeux) and steals (tied for 10th). In the Gold Medal Game, she was 0 for 3 against Asmus but France won the title. [2] She later managed France's U15 women's softball team. [3]