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USA Softball GOLD Nationals Team Preview: Orion Hunter Elite Murphy/Inman National

July 07, 2021, 4:42 p.m. (ET)

As we near the start of the 2021 USA Softball GOLD National Championships, we're highlighting some of the teams who will take to the fields in Salem, Va. 

Meet Orion Hunter Elite Murphy/Inman National, a team competing in the 18-Under division. Based out of Virginia, Head Coach Grayson Inman breaks down what you can expect to see from his 2021 roster.




Team: Orion Hunter Elite Murphy/Inman National

Home State: Virginia

Head Coach: Grayson Inman

Team Twitter: @OHE_MurphyInman

Team Facebook: Orion Hunter Elite Murphy/Inman

Team Website:



Previous GOLD Nationals Experience: First-time Participant.


What year was the team/organization founded: The organization was founded in 1994.


How long the team has been together: The team has been together for six years. The core has been playing together since 12U.


Noteworthy events and recent tournaments: 2020-21 18U USA Softball Gold Nationals, 2019-20 18U TCS Summer Nationals- Top 10, 2019 14U PGF Premier Berth, 2018-19 14U USA Softball JO Cup, 2017-18 14U TCS Summer Nationals- Third Place, 2016-17 12U ASA Eastern Nationals- Champions, Atlanta Legacy, Veteran's Tribute Atlanta Showcase, Scenic City, Williamsburg Starz Gold Showcases, TCS Summer Nationals, and PGF Qualifiers.  


Returning players from 2020: 12.


What are some of the strengths your team will bring this season"Our team strength is chemistry. The girls really care for one another and put the team above themselves. Everyone contributes to our team's success."


What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2021 GOLD Nationals: "Our team's primary focus is getting better each day and learning from big game experience against strong competition. "


Why do you like playing USA Softball and participating in the GOLD Nationals: "We like to play USA Softball to support an organization that does all it can to promote and grow the game of softball. We wanted to participate in GOLD Nationals specifically to play against some of the best teams in the country and to support USA Softball."