The Bee's Spring All-Stars: Softball honorable mention, coaching kudos

FresnoJuly 3, 2013 

Honorable mention

Jackie Anzaldo, senior, Madera

Zola Brown, senior, Hoover

Stephanie Cantu, senior, Selma

Christina Castro, junior, Lindsay

Sydnee Cisneros, senior, Laton

Emelee Croninger, senior, Dos Palos

Kayla Day, senior, Caruthers

Danni Devine, senior, Liberty-Madera Ranchos

Jennifer Estrada, senior, Reedley

Marissa Everett, senior, Clovis North

Khloe Ferreira, junior, Tulare Western

Taylor Fulford, sophomore, Hanford West

Krystin Gilmore, senior, Mt. Whitney

Kayla Gomness, senior, Lemoore

Jessica Gonzalez, sophomore, Kingsburg

Emery Green, senior, Selma

Ashlee Halopoff, senior, Granite Hills

Savannah Ibal, senior, Kerman

Sierra Ipsen, sophomore, Riverdale

Presley Jameson, freshman, Tulare

Baylee Jensen, junior, El Diamante

Hunter Johnson, senior, Exeter

Kassidy Kendig, senior, Lindsay

Anissia Munoz, junior, Washington

Alyssa Navarro, senior, Dinuba

Gabby Ortiz, sophomore, Sierra Pacific

Claudia Puente, sophomore, Bullard

Cameryn Reichle, sophomore, Clovis

Kaitlyn Robinson, junior, Golden West

Ariel Robles, junior, Sanger

Marina Salinas, junior, Kingsburg

Brianna Sanchez, senior, Golden West

Hannah Shevenell, senior, Liberty-Madera Ranchos

Paige Simmonds, junior, Monache

Nicole Sosa, sophomore, Madera South

Vanessa Vasquez, senior, Reedley

Savannah White, freshman, Redwood

Jessica Wright, sophomore, Sunnyside

McKenna Young, sophomore, Hanford West

Genesis Zamora, freshman, Sanger

Special Zeno, senior, Sunnyside





  Coaching kudos

Scott Gorton, Central: Steadied ship after rough midseason stretch saw Grizzlies lose 7 of 8. Central (19-10) won seven straight en route to a second consecutive Central Section Division I title. Fifth-seeded Central's 2-1 upset of No. 2 Bullard made it the third team (Clovis and Hanford the others) to win back-to-back D-I section softball crowns, according to section historian Bob Barnett.

Jeff Harger, Hanford West: Made up for lack of a dominant pitcher with an offense that hit .344. The D-II third-seeded Huskies (16-13) captured their third section title in four seasons — and first since a promotion from D-III — with a 9-8, eight-inning win over No. 4 Garces.

Mica Sanchez, Kingsburg: First-year coach directed the top-seeded Vikings (24-8) to the Central Sequoia League title and the fourth section title in school history with a come-from-behind, 3-2 victory over No. 2 Redwood in D-III.

Karen Zeibak, Exeter: After losing in the section final three of the past six years, Zeibak helped the second-seeded Monarchs (20-10) catch fire at the right time as they closed with five straight wins, including a 10-2 upset of top-seeded Selma in the D-V final. Exeter outscored its three playoff opponents 26-5.

Jennifer Bueno, Sierra Pacific: Led top-seeded Golden Bears (24-3) to first East Sequoia League title and second straight section crown, beating No. 2 Laton 7-1 in the D-VI final. Finished No. 3 in's final D-V state rankings, which groups teams by enrollment rather than competitive equity as in the Central Section.

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