The Bee's Spring All-Stars: Softball first team

FresnoJuly 3, 2013 

ALYSSA AVILA

Vitals: Sophomore, Central

Catch this: Catcher was defensive backbone for repeat Central Section Division I champion Grizzlies, making one error in 210 chances while throwing out 12 of 17 would-be base stealers. All-Tri-River Athletic Conference pick hit .432 with eight doubles and 20 RBIs.

CAYLA BROUSSARD

Vitals: Sophomore, Clovis

Catch this: All-TRAC shortstop set table for the Cougars, hitting .402 with 34 runs (seventh best in school history) and 20 steals (tied for fourth best in school history). Broussard had two triples among her 45 hits, knocked in 11 and 14-13 walk-to-strikeout ratio.

REBEKAH CERVANTES

Vitals: Sophomore, Redwood

Catch this: All-West Yosemite League shortstop was second in section with 53 RBIs, according to stats on maxpreps.com. Helped Rangers to Division III runner-up finish by hitting .548 with 23 doubles, four triples, five homers, nine steals and 40 runs.

MADISON CLARK

Vitals: Junior, Clovis West

Catch this: All-TRAC third baseman hit .486 with 10 doubles, three triples, three homers, 35 runs and 27 RBIs while being named All-Bee for the second time for the league champion and D-I semifinalist Golden Eagles.

LAURA CONTRERAS

Vitals: Senior, Bullard

Catch this: All-County/Metro Athletic Conference center fielder handled 54 chances without an error and made four assists. Also hit .385 with seven doubles, a triple, home run, 13 runs and 27 RBIs for the league champion and D-I runner-up Knights. Finished fifth in Bullard history with 135 career hits and ninth with 74 career RBIs.

DEMI DANELL

Vitals: Sophomore, Central Valley Christian

Catch this: Shared MVP honors of the Central Sequoia League with Exeter's Alexandra Rowell after the pitcher/first baseman hit .554 with nine doubles, six home runs, 15 runs and 28 RBIs and was 14-8 with a 3.12 ERA and 187 strikeouts in 148 innings in the circle.

MARIAH DAVIS

Vitals: Junior, Madera

Catch this: Second baseman and co-MVP of the CMAC finished with a .435 batting average, three doubles and a triple among her 50 hits, six RBIs and 47 runs. Was 22 of 24 on steals.

JACKIE FRAUSTO

Vitals: Senior, Roosevelt

Catch this: All-North Yosemite League catcher had an 18-game hitting streak during breakout season that saw her bat .679 with seven doubles, four triples and 12 home runs among her 53 hits, with 47 runs and 57 RBIs. Will play for Fresno City College next season.

KARSYN GUZMAN

Vitals: Senior, Hanford West

Catch this: Shortstop played on three section title-winning teams in four varsity seasons. Went 3 for 5 in 9-8 D-II final win over Garces to cap senior season that saw Guzman hit .380 with four doubles, a home run and 20 runs and five RBIs for the Huskies. Headed for Cal State Bakersfield as a .353 career hitter with 27 doubles and 87 RBIs.

STEVI JOHNSON

Vitals: Senior, El Diamante

Catch this: Second baseman was key contributor for 28-2-1 team that finished No. 40 in Maxpreps national Top 100. Hit .366 with 12 doubles, a triple, four home runs, 33 runs and 38 RBIs. Headed for NCAA Division I Charleston Southern with 111 RBIs, 103 runs, 25 doubles and 12 home runs in four-year career.

MORGAN LAMBERT

Vitals: Senior, Lemoore

Catch this: First baseman bound for New Mexico State was named All-WYL after hitting .389 with six doubles, two triples, six home runs, eight steals, 21 runs and 21 RBIs for the D-II semifinalist Tigers. Four-year starter was a career .325 hitter with 11 homers and 59 RBIs.

KATY MCJUNKIN

Vitals: Senior, El Diamante

Catch this: All-WYL catcher hit .545 with seven doubles, two triples, a home run, 40 runs and 45 RBIs while not making an error in 251 chances for the D-I quarterfinalist Miners. Purdue-bound, two-time All-Bee selection finished four-year career with 182 hits, 10th best in the section according to historian Bob Barnett, while hitting .457 with 29 doubles and 131 runs.

KIANNAH MOLINA

Vitals: Sophomore, Sierra Pacific

Catch this: East Sequoia League MVP powered the Golden Bears to a 24-3 season and the D-VI championship by hitting .505 with 14 doubles, seven triples, six home runs, 42 runs and 38 RBIs. Catcher also threw out 4 of 8 base stealers.

RYLEE PIERCE

Vitals: Sophomore, El Diamante

Catch this: All-WYL selection finished first in the section and tied for fourth in the state — according to stats on maxpreps.com — with 14 home runs, two short of the section single-season record. Miners shortstop hit .511 with eight doubles, a triple, 39 runs and 51 RBIs. With 16 career homers, she's halfway to the section record.

PAIGE REICHLE

Vitals: Senior, Clovis

Catch this: All-TRAC second baseman hit .301 overall and .364 in conference play with four doubles, 17 runs and 30 RBIs, the third-best single season total in Cougars history. She stole seven bases and had a 13-6 walk-to-strikeout ratio. Contributed three-run double in Clovis' 8-5 upset of nationally ranked El Diamante in D-I quarterfinal.

MARISSA RENDON

Vitals: Senior, Fowler

Catch this: West Sequoia League MVP went 23-5 with a 1.70 ERA and 162 strikeouts in 1762/3 innings inside the circle and hit .500 with 15 doubles, four home runs, 23 runs and 49 RBIs. Bound for Reedley College as a .369 hitter with eight homers and 117 RBIs in four varsity seasons.

KATIE ROBERTSON

Vitals: Senior, Clovis West

Catch this: Bound for UC Davis after hitting .412 with 11 doubles, a triple, one home run and 22 RBIs for TRAC champion and D-I semifinalists. All-TRAC catcher threw out seven runners trying to steal second and four leading too far off a base.

ALEXANDRA ROWELL

Vitals: Junior, Exeter

Catch this: Co-CSL MVP powered Monarchs to the D-V championship by hitting .520 with eight doubles, two triples, six home runs, seven runs and 35 RBIs. Hit a homer in 10-2 win over Selma in the title game. Catcher threw out all seven of the runners who tried to steal on her.

SARAH SANTANA

Vitals: Junior, Clovis West

Catch this: TRAC Player of the Year hit .516 with 13 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 45 RBIs and was 19-6 with one save and a 2.83 ERA in the circle for the league champion and section D-I semifinalist. Had school single-season record 63 hits, according to section historian Bob Barnett.

JILEE SCHANDA

Vitals: Junior, Central

Catch this: Shortstop and offensive catalyst for repeat section D-I champion Grizzlies earned first-team All-TRAC honors after hitting .398 with eight doubles, five triples, two home runs, six steals, 25 runs and 17 RBIs.

SAVANNA SIEGER

Vitals: Junior, Kingsburg

Catch this: CSL's Most Valuable Pitcher went 17-4 with a 1.35 ERA and 123 strikeouts in 1551/3 innings for the D-III champion Vikings. Third-year varsity player and second-time All-Bee selection also hit .411 with nine doubles, five home runs, 12 runs and 27 RBIs.

MADISYN TURMAN

Vitals: Junior, Clovis North

Catch this: All-TRAC outfielder possesses one of conference's strongest arms and contributed offensively for the Broncos, hitting .354 with two home runs and 22 RBIs.

STARR VANG

Vitals: Freshman, Buchanan

Catch this: First baseman was TRAC Offensive Player of the Year after hitting .366 with five doubles, four triples, two home runs, 14 runs and 28 RBIs. Also had a 1.000 fielding percentage. Hit .517 with 17 RBIs in 10 TRAC games.

CASSIDY VLOT

Vitals: Senior, Chowchilla

Catch this: Co-MVP of the North Sequoia League did it all for the D-IV semifinalists, going 20-10 with a 0.97 ERA and 302 strikeouts in 197 innings and hitting .457 with 14 doubles, four triples, four home runs, 27 runs and 26 RBIs. Bound for NCAA Division III Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., Vlot was 44-24 record with a 0.93 ERA and hit .411 with nine homers and 58 RBIs in four varsity seasons.

RANDI WALLACE

Vitals: Senior, Liberty-Madera Ranchos

Catch this: Fleet-footed center fielder with a strong arm was selected All-NSL after hitting .395 with 13 doubles, one triple, one home run, 20 runs, 16 RBIs and 13 steals for league champion and D-IV runner-up Hawks. Headed to NCAA Division I Central Arkansas after playing on three section championship teams in four varsity seasons.

— Nick Giannandrea, The Fresno Bee

 

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