Amy Burdette Riggs was a hard-throwing, left-handed pitcher with a nasty curve ball and unmatched competitive spirit. She dominated at the travel ball level, leading the Heartbreakers to six top 10 finishes in national tournaments, racked up 81 wins, and had an ERA of .085. At Walkersville High School, Amy tossed 15 no-hitters, three perfect games, and had 581 career strikeouts. She never lost a high school playoff game and holds the Maryland high school softball records with most wins in a season (23) in 1999 and best earned run average (0.00) in 1998. She led Walkersville to two Maryland state championships (1996 and 1999) and was the Frederick News Post and Herald Mail Player of the Year in 1998 and 1999. Amy continued her playing career at NCAA Division 1 Iona College, where she was a two-time All-Conference player and won 32 games, 14 by shutout.