The Bee's Spring All-Stars: Softball First Team, Honorable Mentions

FresnoJuly 3, 2014 

Clovis West's Madison Clark was a three-time All-Bee softball selection.

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A look at the top players from the 2014 high school softball season, with historical leader and other statistical contributions from Central Section historian Bob Barnett.

CAYLA BROUSSARD

 Vitals: Junior, Clovis

Qualifications: Co-Offensive Player of the Year in the Tri-River Athletic Conference set school single-season records with .518 average, 57 hits and 28 steals and scored record-tying 43 runs while playing shortstop for league co-champion and Central Section Division I semifinalist. Three-time All-TRAC pick has school-best .418 career average and is climbing the ranks with 50 steals (third-best), 91 runs (fifth-best) and 121 hits (eighth-best).

TONI CARDOZA

Vitals: Senior, Memorial

Qualifications: Co-Player of the Year in the County/Metro Athletic Conference played shortstop and hit .495 with four doubles, triple, six homers, 28 RBIs and 37 runs to help Memorial reach D-II final. Four-year varsity player committed to play for NCAA Division II Notre Dame de Namur. Her 133 career hits are sixth-best in school history.

ASHLEY CERVANTES

Vitals: Senior, Redwood

Qualifications: First-team All-West Yosemite League pick hit .582 with four doubles, two triples, one homer, nine steals, 21 RBIs and 56 runs while playing center for league and D-III champs. Four-year career produced .466 average, 183 hits (school record, 13th in section all-time) and 137 runs. Older sister of Bee Co-Outstanding Hitter Rebekah Cervantes. Signed with NAIA Simpson to play volleyball.

CASSIDY CLARK

Vitals: Sophomore, Clovis West

Qualifications: All-TRAC second baseman with great glove (.988 fielding percentage) and potent bat (.400 average) led Golden Eagles to D-I quarterfinals. Contributed six doubles, two triples, a homer, 18 RBIs and 31 runs out of the leadoff position as Clovis West went 26-9. Also helped Golden Eagles turn nine double plays.

MADISON CLARK

Vitals: Senior, Clovis West

Qualifications: Golden Eagles' third baseman was TRAC Co-Offensive Player of the Year, and Cassidy's older sister. Three-time All-Bee pick hit .490 with six doubles, three triples, two homers, 27 RBIs and 27 runs, while fielding at a .970 clip. Her 182 career hits are second at the school and tied for 14th in section. Struck out twice in 104 at-bats. Presented the Big Hitter award at the Queen of the Mountain tournament in Pleasanton. Signed with Cal State Bakersfield.

AALIYAH CUEVAS

Vitals: Freshman, Madera

Qualifications: First-team All-CMAC selection was leading hitter (.412) while playing first and outfield for 26-9 team that also won Clovis Easter Classic title. Had eight doubles, four triples, two homers, 27 RBIs and 30 runs.

MARIAH DAVIS

Vitals: Senior, Madera

Qualifications: CMAC Co-Player of the Year and the Coyotes' second baseman hit .379 with two doubles, two triples, 14 RBIs, 33 runs and 21 steals. Finished four-year career with .386 average, school-record 163 hits and 135 runs. Signed with NCAA Division I Bethune-Cookman of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

DARBI DUKE

Vitals: Senior, Liberty-Madera Ranchos

Qualifications: Center fielder was North Sequoia League MVP, hitting .522 with eight homers, seven doubles, 40 RBIs and 40 runs to lead Hawks to D-IV final. Four-year varsity player helped team win D-V as a freshman and sophomore. Signed as part of the first recruiting class for upstart NCAA Division II Montevallo (Alabama).

MACKENZIE EMMETT

Vitals: Junior, Clovis

Qualifications: First-team All-TRAC selection and center fielder for team that went 29-4. Hit .398 with three triples, 20 RBIs, 37 runs (fourth-best single-season in school history) and 18 steals (seventh in school history). A .358 career hitter with 63 runs and 32 steals (sixth in school history).

LINDSEY GILMORE

Vitals: Junior, Caruthers

Qualifications: Driving force on D-V championship team hit .500 with 14 doubles, seven triples, three homers, 48 RBIs and 39 runs while leading Blue Raiders to 26-6 record. Has a .505 average, 29 doubles, eight homers and 90 RBIs in two varsity seasons.

JORDAN MATHENEY

Vitals: Senior, Hanford West

Qualifications: First-team All-West Yosemite League outfielder hit .484 with three doubles, 11 RBIs and 39 runs for D-II champion Huskies. Successful on 28 of 31 steal attempts. Has hit .392 with 50 runs and 40 steals over back-to-back D-II title runs. Headed to Reedley College.

MARIAH MAZON

Vitals: Freshman, Mission Oak

Qualifications: East Yosemite League's MVP went 18-7 with a 1.04 ERA and 156 strikeouts in 142 innings and hit .489 with nine doubles, a triple, eight homers, 36 RBIs, 33 runs and four steals for D-IV quarterfinalist Hawks.

ANISAH NAVARRO

Vitals: Sophomore, Selma

Qualifications: Central Sequoia League's Player of the Year hit .486 with 18 doubles, two homers and 46 RBIs while slugging .965 in second season as starting shortstop for Selma, which went 22-8 and reached D-V semifinals.

CLAUDIA PUENTE

Vitals: Junior, Bullard

Qualifications: CMAC Pitcher of the Year went 14-9 with a 2.30 ERA and 109 strikeouts for league champion and D-I quarterfinalist. Honorable mention All-Bee pick last season also contributed a .321 batting average with 20 RBIs.

ARIEL ROBLES

Vitals: Senior, Sanger

Qualifications: Second baseman hit .453 with 11 doubles, one triple, three homers, 33 RBIs and 17 runs for D-II quarterfinalist. Four-time All-CMAC pick was .388 career hitter, with school third-best 137 hits, 33 doubles, 12 homers and 102 RBIs.

ALEX ROWELL

Vitals: Senior, Exeter

Qualifications: First-team All-CSL catcher powered Monarchs to D-V final by hitting .511 with 12 doubles, two triples, four homers, eight steals, 48 RBIs and 24 runs while throwing out 7 of 8 base stealers. Headed for Cal State Stanislaus after producing a .472 average, 37 doubles, 15 triples, 13 homers and 143 RBIs (seventh best in section history) over four years. Her 147 hits are third-best on the Exeter career list.

MARINA SALINAS

Vitals: Senior, Kingsburg

Qualifications: All-CSL shortstop helped drive Vikings to league title and D-III runner-up finish by hitting .443 with two doubles, five triples, two homers, 19 RBIs and 39 runs. A .415 hitter in four-year career with 65 RBIs and 121 runs. Her 134 career hits are second-best in school history. Signed with NCAA D-I Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

SPENCER SANSOM

Vitals: Sophomore, Buchanan

Qualifications: First-team All-TRAC pick helped seventh-seeded Bears reach D-I final by hitting .374 with eight doubles, five triples, a homer, nine steals, 17 RBIs and 39 runs out of the leadoff position. Had five assists from center field.

JILEE SCHANDA

Vitals: Senior, Central

Qualifications: First-team All-TRAC shortstop hit .368 with three doubles, one triple, 19 steals, 17 RBIs and 24 runs for league co-champion and D-I quarterfinalist. Helped team win two TRAC and two D-I titles in four-year career that produced a .347 average and school-record 140 hits, 94 runs and 47 steals. Signed with NCAA Division I Boston University.

SAVANNA SIEGER

Vitals: Senior, Kingsburg

Qualifications: CSL's Pitcher of the Year went 17-9 with a 1.89 ERA and 139 strikeouts in 128 innings for D-III runner-up. Also hit .435 with eight doubles, a triple, three homers, 38 RBIs and 10 runs. Three-time All-Bee pick and four-year starter was 80-26 (tied for eighth-most wins in section history) with a 1.33 ERA and 634 strikeouts in the circle while hitting .400 with a school-record 146 hits, 29 doubles, nine homers and 107 RBIs. Signed with NCAA D-II West Liberty (W.Va.)

CLAIRE STUCKER

Vitals: Senior, Bullard

Qualifications: Limited to 48 plate appearances because of knee surgery, the Mississippi State recruit returned to hit .310 with three homers and 16 RBIs and earned first-team All-CMAC honors. Four-year first baseman and pitcher leaves as Knights' career leader with 21 home runs and 118 RBIs.

SIENNA SWAIN

Vitals: Sophomore, Buchanan

Qualifications: First-team All-TRAC shortstop hit .428 with two doubles, a triple, 18 RBIs, 38 runs and five steals for the Bears, whom she helped lead to D-I final as a seventh seed. Had an on-base percentage of .508 and put down 10 sacrifices.

MADISYN TURMAN

Vitals: Senior, Clovis North

Qualifications: Two-time All-Bee and All-TRAC outfielder/first baseman hit .451 with seven doubles, three triples, a homer and 13 RBIs and had an on-base percentage of .600. Signed with NAIA Cal State San Marcos.

JAYLEE VILLAREAL

Vitals: Senior, Memorial

Qualifications: First-team All-CMAC pick for Panthers team that reached D-II final. Hit .484 with three doubles, a triple, 10 homers, 46 RBIs and 26 runs. Was 10-7 with a 3.20 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 105 innings. Her 135 career hits are fifth-best in school history.

HONORABLE MENTION

• Alyssa Avila, junior, Central

• Liliana Berber, sophomore, Firebaugh

• Alyssa Caballero, sophomore, Clovis

• Christina Castro, senior, Lindsay

• Mikayla Deigan, junior, Washington

• Marisol Esquivel, senior, Roosevelt

• Khloe Ferreira, senior, Tulare Western

• Mari Figueroa, senior, Avenal

• Elizabeth Flores, senior, Golden West

• Olivia Garcia, senior, Fresno

• Haileigh Gonzalez, junior, Redwood

• Jessica Gonzalez, junior, Kingsburg

• Yessania Gonzalez, junior, Reedley

• Grace Harmon, senior, Chowchilla

• Patricia Hernandez, sophomore, Orange Cove

• Sierra Ipsen, junior, Riverdale

• Presley Jameson, sophomore, Tulare

• Mackenzie Jones, senior, Coalinga

• Sienna Kendricks, junior, Bullard

• Adele Leuma, senior, Hanford West

• Dayna Manser, senior, Memorial

• Kiannah Molina, junior, Sierra Pacific

• Anissia Munoz, senior, Washington

• Giana Olivera, senior, Kerman

• Renee Ortega, junior, Liberty-Madera Ranchos

• Cameryn Reichle, junior, Clovis

• Anisa Rodriguez, senior, Fowler

• Larissa Romero, senior, Edison

• Taylor Rowley, senior, Central

• Savannah Rush, senior, Central

• Sarah Santana, senior, Clovis West

• Rita Solis, senior, Madera

• Anahi Torres, sophomore, Mendota

• Starr Vang, sophomore, Buchanan

• Jenna Weimer, senior, Fresno Christian

• Savannah White, sophomore, Redwood

• Jessica Wright, junior, Sunnyside

• Genesis Zamora, sophomore, Immanuel

The reporter can be reached at nickg@fresnobee.com or (559) 441-6103.

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