2019 MaxPreps national high school underclass softball All-Americans

tom mauldin | MaxPreps.com Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:00am

Foothill's Nicole May, Madi Ogden of Williamsburg and Tallassee's Chloe Baynes earn junior, sophomore, freshman Player of Year honors.

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Norco holds off Male, Williamsville East and Foothill to end up as No. 1 team.

A junior pitcher who guided her team to an unbeaten season joins a base-stealing specialist freshman and a sophomore who is lucky to be alive as the 2019 MaxPreps National Underclass Players of the Year.

Junior Nicole May, a 2019 MaxPreps All-American, led Foothill (Pleasanton, Calif.) to the North Coast Section Division 1 championship, an unbeaten (28-0) season and a No. 2 MaxPreps national ranking.

The Oklahoma commit  and National Junior Player of the Year was 24-0 with a 0.32 ERA and tossed 14 shutouts. She struck out 246 batters and batted .463. In the section championship, she pitched a one-hitter, struck out 13 and homered.

Outfielder Chloe Baynes led Tallassee (Ala.) to its most wins in a season (44) when she collected 117 base hits, stole 82 bases and scored 90 runs en route to being named MaxPreps National Freshman of the Year.

She hit .699 and averaged better than two base hits per game as Tigers went 44-9 and had the school's deepest ever playoff run. Before being thrown out attempting to steal third, Baynes had a streak of 115 consecutive stolen bases.

In August 2016, Madi Ogden of Williamsburg (Ohio) was a passenger in a car accident that required a 22-day hospital stay and three brain surgeries. Doctors wondered if she would live. Later, they wondered if she would walk or run again.

Today, Ogden, the National Sophomore of the Year, runs, hits and pitches. After a complete recovery, she set a state record for base hits (77), batted .700, clubbed 15 home runs and drove in 85 runs as Williamsburg (Ohio) went 27-2. She'll enter the 2020 season with a 29-game hitting streak. In addition to her offensive prowess, Ogden was 23-2 in the circle.

Previous National Junior Players of the Year:
2018 — Joley Mitchell, Rose Bud (Ark.)
2017 — Kat Sandercock, Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, Va.)
2016 — Camryn Ybarra, Mission Viejo (Calif.)
2015 — Bradie Fillmore, Eagle (Idaho)
2014 — Taylor McQuillin, Mission Viejo (Calif.)
2013 — Savannah Horvath, Centennial (Las Vegas)
2012 — Kasey Cooper, Dothan (Ala.)
2011 — Paige McDuffie, The Woodlands (Texas)

MaxPreps 2019 Junior All-American Softball Team

Nicole May, Foothill
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Nicole May, Foothill
P — Nicole May, Foothill (Pleasanton, Calif.)
Resume: Led the Falcons to the California Interscholastic Federation North Coast Section D1 championship, unbeaten 28-0 season and a No. 2 national ranking. Homered and pitched a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts in title game.
Key stats: 24-0, 14 shutouts, 0.32 ERA, 246 strikeouts in 151 innings, batted .463, 27 RBI.
Honors: Three-time MaxPreps All-American, East Bay News Group Player of the Year, Cal-Hi's Junior of the Year, California Gatorade recipient, San Francisco Chronicle Player of the Year.
College: Oklahoma commit.

Resume: The best pitcher on the country's best high school team. Didn't allow an earned run in postseason, while giving up 10 hits and fanning 33 in 28 innings as Cougars won second-straight CIF Southern Section D1 title.
Key stats: 22-1, 0.82 ERA, 196 in 153 innings. Batted .350, 20 RBI.
Honors: Two-time MaxPreps All-American, Inland Press co-Player of the Year, first team all-CIF.
College: Washington commit.

P Madison Penta, Bohemia Manor (Chesapeake City, Md.)
Struck out 19 with a no-hitter in the state championship game. Allowed 16 base hits in 21 unbeaten games.
Key stats: 123 innings, 299 strikeouts, 0.11 ERA. Batted .586, 34 RBI, nine homers.
Honors: Two-time MaxPreps All-American, state Gatorade award winner for softball, three-time all-state pick.
College: Auburn commit.

P — Gabi Salo, Escanaba (Mich.)
Resume: Pitched Eskymos to second straight D2 state title as opponents batted 0.83 and she averaged two strikeouts per inning.
Key stats: 26-2, 351 strikeouts,0.26 ERA in 176 innings. Batted .343, 37 hits, 38 RBI.
Honors: 2019 Miss Michigan Softball.
College: Wisconsin commit.

P — Jodie Aguirre, Alvin (Texas)
Resume: District most valuable player.
Key stats:
34-5, 1.13 ERA, 230 innings, 343 strikeouts, four no-hitters, batted .311.
Honors: All-State.
College: Brown commit.

P — Jessie Fontes, Grace Brethren (Simi Valley, Calif.)
Resume: Led team in 1-0 quarterfinals loss to Louisville, eventual CIF-SS D6 champion.
Key stats: 21-5, 0.36 ERA, 264 strikeouts in 136 innings, batted .530, seven homers, 36 RBI, 35 runs, 10 doubles.
Honors: All-CIF.
College: Arizona commit.

P — Alissa Humphrey, Gainesville (Fla.)
Resume: Led Hurricanes to the District 3-7A championship. Four of five losses were by one run and other loss was 2-0 to nationally ranked Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton) when she struck out 26 in 14 innings.
Key stats: 19-5, 0.29 ERA 325 In 167 innings, 18 walks, three no-hitters, 12 shutouts.
Honors: The Sun newspaper's Co-Player of the Year.
College: Jacksonville commit.

P — Delani Buckner, Hoover (Clendenin, W. Va.)
Resume: Buckner led the Huskies to a 35-1 record and its third-straight state Class A championship.
Key stats: Six perfect games, five additional no-hitters, 20-1, 0.33 ERA, 273 strikeouts, 18 walks in 127 innings, batted .495 with nine doubles, two home runs and 33 RBI.
Honors: West Virginia co-state Player of the Year.
College: Morehead State commit.

P — Haley Pittman, Alabama Christian Academy (Montgomery, Ala.)
Resume: Second in the nation with 448 strikeouts as the Eagles won 4A title.
Key stats: 23-8, 17 shutouts, 36 wins, 1.29 ERA, five no-hitters, batted .487, 55 RBI.
Honors: State 4A Pitcher and Player of the Year.
College: Florida commit.

P — Shelby Lowe, Pickens Academy (Carrollton, Ala.)
Resume: State-best 15.7 strikeouts per seven innings.
Key stats: 19-4, 0.14 ERA, 336 strikeouts, 16 shutouts, six no-hitters, three earned runs in 150 innings.
Honors: All-State Super Softball team honoree.
College: Auburn commit.

P — Ryleigh White, Immaculate Heart Academy (Washington Township, N.J.)
Resume: Led IHA (24-2) and allowed only 12 earned runs.
Key stats: 20-2, 277 strikeouts in 136 innings, .410, 36 RBI, nine homers.
Honors: All-State.
College: Tennessee commit.

C — Courtney Beaudin, Foothill (Pleasanton, Calif.)

Resume: Caught for All-American teammate Nicole May and committed one error on the season as Foothill went 28-0 and won the California Interscholastic Federation North Coast Section D1 championship.
Key stats:.493, 39 hits, 18 walks, 7 homers, 28 RBI.
Honors: All-State.
College: UCLA commit.

C — Abby Doerr, Marist (Eugene, Ore.)
Resume: Led state in RBI (74) in 24 games.
Key stats: .694, 52 runs, 19 home runs, 14 doubles, 22 walks, .761 on-base and 1.624 slugging percentage.
Honors: 4A Player of the Year, two-time MaxPreps All-American.
College: Alabama commit.

C — Jennifer Cummings, Redmond (Wash.)
Resume: Led Mustangs to 26-3 season and third place in state.
Key stats: .575, .704 on-base percentage, 29 extra base hits, 49 RBI, 1.237 slugging percentage, 30 walks.
Honors: All-State.
College: Washington commit.
Jennifer Cummings, Redmond
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Jennifer Cummings, Redmond
IF — Bailey Dowling, St. Joseph-Ogden (St. Joseph, Ill.), Jr.
Resume: Led Spartans to a 22-10 season. Only a junior, she owns state career home run record (65) and is a member of the USA Softball Junior National Team.
Key stats: .674, 22 home runs, 47 RBI, 31 walks, .760 on-base percentage, 1.495 slugging percentage.
Honors: Three-time MaxPreps All-American, MaxPreps National Sophomore of the Year, two-time Gatorade state winner. Three-time All-State pick.
College: Alabama commit.

Resume: Led Cougars to 5A final four. Had base hit in 41 games and either scored or drove in a run in all but three games during a 40-win season.
Key stats: .717 batting average, 72 stolen bases, 34 extra base hits, 83 runs.
Honors: Three-time MaxPreps All-American, 2017 MaxPreps Freshman of the Year, finalist for 2019 MaxPreps Player of the Year. Three-time All-State pick.
College: Oklahoma commit.

IF Avery Goelz, Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton, Fla.), Jr.
Resume: Hit in 29 of 31 games as Mustangs went 30-1 and finished 8A runners-up.
Key stats: .543 average, 31 extra base hits,16 doubles, nine homers, 47 runs, 47 RBI, 14 stolen bases, no errors in 211 chances.
Honors: Three-time MaxPreps All-American, Miracle Sports 8A Offensive Player of the Year.
College: Florida commit.

IF — Carlie Scupin, Tucson High Magnet School (Tucson, Ariz.)

Resume: Led Badgers (18-9) to 6A semifinals.
Key stats: .683, 17 home runs. 41 RBI,11 doubles, 20 walks, .783 on-base percentage, 1.730 slugging percentage.
Honors: All-State, Southern Region Player of the Year and the 2019 state Gatorade softball winner.
College: Arizona commit.

IF — Trinity Cannon, Forney (Texas)
Resume: Led Jackrabbits to 29-4 season and 5A semifinals where she homered.
Key stats: .580 with 72 RBI.
Honors: All-State, named to Dallas-Ft. Worth all-area teas.
College: Texas A&M commit.

IF — Allison Smith, Champion (Warren, Ohio)

Resume: Led Golden Flashes to third-straight state title. In final six games, Smith allowed seven hits, no runs and struck out 80 in 37 innings.
Key stats: .506, 18 homers, 43 RBI, 214 strikeouts in 102 innings, 16-0, 0.14 ERA.
Honors: Two-time MaxPreps All-American, Vindicator Hitter of the Year, All-State.
College: Ohio State commit.

IF — Abby Buettner, Ryan (Denton, Texas)
Resume: Batted over .600 for third straight season.
Key stats: .610, nine home runs, 64 RBI, 28 extra base hits, 31 walks (24 intentional), 45 runs, 31 stolen bases, .772 on-base percentage and 1.352 slugging percentage.
Honors: All-State. Two-time MaxPreps All-American.
College: Maryland commit.

IF — Lexi Johnson, Riverside Academy (Reserve, La.)
Resume: Played with torn labrum, but still had 20 extra base hits.
Key stats: .707, 17 homers, 54 RBIs, 45 runs, 21 doubles, .761 on-base percentage .1.683 slugging percentage.
Honors: Named 2A All-State.
College: Uncommitted.

IF — Erin Coffel, Bremen (Ind.)
Resume: Led 29-2 Lions on a season-ending 17-game win streak and D2 title.
Key stats: .663, 71 runs, 52 RBI, 37 extra base hits, 19 home runs, 733 on-base percentage, 19 bases.
Honors: Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year.
College: Kentucky commit.

IF — Karina Gaskins, Donovan Catholic (Toms River, N.J.)
Resume: Led Griffins to state non-public and Tournament of Champions titles.
Key stats: .642, 54 hits, 63 runs, 62 RBI, 19 home runs, 31 extra-base hits, 31 walks, .750 on-base percentage, 1.476 slugging percentage.
Honors: NJ.Com's Player of the Year and Gatorade recipient.
College: Notre Dame commit.

IF — Aaliyah Ortiz, Southwest (San Antonio)
Resume: Despite being walked 50 times, accounted for 143 runs and 2.501 OPS.
Key stats: .667, 60 hits, 79 RBI, 72 runs, 18 doubles, 22 home runs, .790 on-base percentage.
Honors: All-State. All-San Antonio.
College: McNeese State commit.

OF — Claire Davidson, Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton, Fla.)
Resume: Pivotal in the Mustangs' 30-1 season, both pitching and hitting.
Key stats: .439, 47 RBI, 13 homers, 12 doubles, 10-0, 0.57 ERA.
Honors: Miracle Sports State 8A Pitcher of the Year.

OF — Caitlynn Neal, Bradshaw Mountain (Prescott Valley, Ariz.)
Resume: Three or more base hits in 14 different games and pitched five no-hitters for 34-3 Bears.
Key stats: .641, 68 run, 45 RBI, 75 hits (37 extra bases), 27 stolen bases, 204 strikeouts in 106 innings, 20-1, 11 shutouts, 0.66 ERA.
Honors: Finalist for Arizona Player of the Year.
College: Nebraska commit.
Caitlynn Neal, Bradshaw Mountain
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Caitlynn Neal, Bradshaw Mountain
OF — Karli Spaid, Lane Tech (Chicago)
Resume: Hit homers in 17 games and had multiple homers in seven games to finish with a state-leading 25.
Key stats: 25 homers, 55 RBIs, 71 runs, 46 extra base hits, 27 steals.
Honors: All-State.
College: Loyola Chicago commit.

UTIL — Savanna Desrochers, Forney (Texas)

Resume: 25-3 as Forney (36-4) reached the state semifinals.
Key stats: .495, 71 RBI, 13 home runs.
Honors: three-time All-State.
College: Kansas commit.

UTIL — Tehya Bird, Cloverdale (Calif.)
Resume: More homers (13) than outs (12). Her three-year totals include: .720, 169 runs, 106 walks, 138 RBI, 38 homers, and 60 wins in 68 games.
Key stats: 23-1, 0.80 ERA, 214 strikeouts in 144 inning, .754, 13 homers, 38 walks , 48 RBI, 48 runs, .850 on-base percentage.
Honors: Two-time MaxPreps All-American, three-time All-State.
College: Oregon commit.

UTIL — Aynslie Furbush, Winter Springs (Fla.)
Resume: Led the Bears to the 8A title, 31-0 record and No. 3 national ranking.
Key stats: 12 homers, 29 RBI, 16-0, 1.10 ERA.
Honors: Miracle Sports 8A Player of the Year.
College: Ole Miss commit.

UTIL — Hope Hartle, Rose Bud (Ark.)
Resume: Had base hit in every game as the Ramblers won 35 of 36 and won the 3A title.
Key stats: .612, 71 hits, 74 RBI, 66 runs, 27 doubles, 11 homers, 10-0, 0.81 ERA, 84 strikeouts in 43 innings.
Honors: All-State.
College: Uncommitted.

2019 MaxPreps Sophomore All-American Team

UTIL — Madi Ogden, Williamsburg (Ohio), National Sophomore Player of the Year

Resume: Collected 77 base hits, an unofficial state record. Ended season on 29-game hit streak.
Key stats: batted .700 , 77 hits, 85 RBI, 15 home runs, 23-2 as a pitcher.
Honors: All-State.
College: Uncommitted.

P — Jordan Hatch, West Stanly (Oakboro, N.C.)
Resume: Led Colts to 28-2 record and third overall 2A title. Tossed six-hit shutout in 3-0 title-game win.
Key stats: 26-1, .0.53 ERA, 348 strikeouts in 170 innings pitched, allowed 63 hits, 33 walks.
Honors: State Gatorade winner, All-State, Rocky River Conference Pitcher of the Year.
College: Duke commit.

P — Tatum Clopton, Lawrence Free State (Lawrence, Kan.)
Resume: Led Firebirds to a 23-2 record and second-straight 6A state championship. Pitched three shutouts in three postseason games.
Key stats: 16-1, 0.52 ERA, 212 strikeouts in 107 innings, 15 walks, batted .357, 30 runs, 21 RBI, 541 on-base percentage, .679 slugging percentage.
Honors: Two-time All-State, 2019 Kansas Gatorade winner.
College: Oklahoma State commit.

P — Kinsey Kackley, Boyd (McKinney, Texas)

Resume: 497 strikeouts — tops in the nation among teams that reported stats to MaxPreps — and averaged 15.9 Ks per seven innings.
Key stats: 497 strikeouts, 218 innings, 20-14, 0.96 ERA, batted .328.
Honors: All-State, All-Dallas-Ft. Worth Area.
College: Uncommitted.

P — Dee Dee Hernandez, Crescenta Valley (La Crescenta, Calif.)
Resume: Led Falcons to CIF Southern Section D3 title and 27-5 record. Pitched shutout in 3-0 title game win.
Key stats: 23-4, 0.98 ERA, 164 strikeouts, 20 walks in 165 innings, .602, .673 on-base and .943 slugging percentage, 42 RBI, 25 runs, 1.616 OPS.
Honors: CIF-SS D3 Player of the Year, Los Angeles Daily News Pitcher of the Year.
College: Uncommitted.

P — Briana Bower, Huntley (Ill.)
Resume: Dominated down stretch as Huntley (35-7) won the state large school title and its final 19 games.
Key stats: 27-5, 353 strikeouts, 1.06 ERA, 212 innings.
Honors: Northwest Herald Player of the Year, All-State, 2019 Courier-News Player of the Year.
College: Uncommitted.

P — Summer Clark, Williamsville East (East Amherst, N.Y.)
Resume: Led East to 27-0 season, Class A state title and Top 10 national rankings.
Honors: All-State, Class A player of the year.
College: Missouri commit.

P — Shannon Becker, Mahopac (N.Y.)
Resume: Pitched the "perfect" perfect game striking out all 21 batters she faced in an 8-0 win over Carmel. Sixth place on the NYSPHSAA all-time single-season list for most strikeouts (369).
Key stats: 19-4, 369 strikeouts in 163 innings, 15 shutouts, four no-hitters, nine one-hit outings, 0.39 ERA. Batted .420.
Honors: All-State, All-Region.
College: Uncommitted.

P — Ainsley Lambert, Spanish Fort (Ala.)
Resume: Led Toros to postseason and 27-win season.
Key stats: 22 wins, 425 strikeouts, 1.34 ERA.
Honors: 6A Pitcher of the Year, All-Super Softball team.
College: Uncommitted.

P — Darian Ingram, Trenton (Fla.)
Resume: Led team to 27-0 season and 2A championship. On varsity since seventh grade and has won 66 games.
Key stats: 23-0, 0.40 ERA, 206 strikeouts in 139 innings, batted .475, 20 RBI, 16 stolen bases.
Honors: Miracle Sports 1A Pitcher and Player of the Year.
College: Florida Atlantic commit.

P — Haley Venturini, Scituate (North Scituate, R.I.)
Resume: Led Spartans to 18-4 season and D2 finals berth.
Key stats: 16-3, 0.16 ERA, 261 strikeouts in 104 innings, six no-hitters, batted over .400.
Honors: All-State, Gatorade Player of the Year.
College: Uncommitted.

C — Jenna Kobernick, Casteel (Queen Creek, Ariz.)
Resume: Led Colts to 10-0 section title before losing in state 5A tournament.
Key stats: .671, 42 runs, 57 hits, 48 RBI, 30 extra base hits (14 homers), .718 on-base percentage, 1.372 slugging percentage, 2.094 OPS.
College: Uncommitted.

C — Jenna Lord, Sunlake (Land O' Lakes, Fla.)
Resume: Led Seahawks to postseason, 24-3 record and 10-0 district title.
Key stats: .542 average, 44 runs, 45 hits, 46 RBI, 13 homers.
Honors: Miracle Sports 7A offensive Player of the Year.
College: Uncommitted.

IF — Hailey Gotshall, Pioneer (Royal Center, Ind.)
Resume: Part of one-two punch with freshman All-American Hailey Cripe that led the Panthers to finish 31-3 with a deep postseason run.
Key stats: 20-2, 19 homers, 29 doubles, 75 RBI, .621.
Honors: All-State.
College: Uncommitted.

IF — Savannah Pola, Godinez Fundamental (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Resume: Helped D4 Grizzlies win first CIF-SS title.
Key stats: .577, 49 runs, 64 hits.
Honors: All-CIF
College: UCLA commit.

IF — Rylee Holtorf, O'Connor (Phoenix)
Resume: Helped Eagles to 6A state championship.
Key stats: .551, 43 hits, 43 RBI.
Honors: state Player of the Year finalist.
College: Washington commit.
Rylee Holtorf, O'Connor
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Rylee Holtorf, O'Connor
IF — Lindsey Smith, Hayden (Ala.)
Key stats: .460, 21 home runs, 74 RBI, 69 hits, 67 runs, 11 doubles, .521 on-base percentage, 1.514 OPS.
Honors: All-State, All-Super State.
College: Uncommitted.

IF — Rose Roach, Kaneland (Maple Park, Ill.)
Resume: Led Knights to postseason and 25-win season.
Key stats: .543, 56 runs, area-best 69 hits, 17 doubles, seven triples, eight homers, 47 RBI.
Honors: all-conference, all-area choice, 3A first team All-State, DeKalb Daily Chronicle Player of the Year.
College: Auburn commit.

IF — Taylor Ebbs, McNary (Keizer, Ore.)
Resume: Not only the best player in the league, but one of the best players in the state.
Key stats: .628, seven homers, 60 RBI.
Honors: Salem Statesman Journal Player of the Year, first-team 6A All-State.
College: Uncommitted.

IF — Jacquelyn Bickar, Pacifica (Garden Grove, Calif.)
Resume: Helped Mariners claim the Empire League crown. Hit .742 in league.
Key stats: batted .545, 12 doubles, 18 RBI.
Honors: Empire League MVP, named to Orange County Register All-Area team.
College: Uncommitted.

IF — Cori McMillan, Northwest Guilford (Greensboro, N.C.)

Resume: Led Vikings to 19-4 record. Won Metro 4-A Conference's regular-season and tournament titles. Reached second round of NCHSAA Class 4-A playoffs.
Key stats: .629, 46 runs, 14 doubles, five home runs, 26 steals, .720 on-base percentage.
Honors: Metro 4-A's Player of the Year.
College: Uncommitted.

IF — Mia Scott, Angleton (Texas)
Resume: Best on the state's 5A champion (40-2) finished the season with a 15-game hitting streak.
Key stats: .574, 46 runs, 62 hits, 35 RBI.
Honors: All-State, All-State tournament team.
College: Texas A&M commit.

IF — Emily Darwin, Benson (Ariz.)

Resume: Clutch hits and average of two-plus RBI per game led Bobcats to 30-4 season and 2A silver trophy.
Key stats: .551, 80 RBIs, 19 homers (three grand slams), 14 doubles, 72 runs. Also struck out 68 in 30 innings.
Honors: All Sports tucson.com Player of the Year.
College: Uncommitted.

IF — Kayla Chavez, Chino Hills (Calif.)
Resume: Impact freshman made strides as sophomore as Huskies won 28 games.
Key stats: .542, 42 RBI, 13 homers, 45 hits.
Honors: All-State.
College: Uncommitted.

IF — Easton Lotus, Marist (Chicago)
Resume: Best player on the team not named Zedak (Angela, who was first team All-American), Lotus was pivotal offensively and defensively for the Redhawks.
Key stats: 51 runs, 64 hits, batted .492.
Honors: All-State.
College: Louisville commit.
Easton Lotus, Marist
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Easton Lotus, Marist
OF — Sierra Saco, John Curtis Christian (River Ridge, La.)
Resume: Led the defending state champions to a 22-7 season and state title game berth.
Key stats: 67 stolen bases, .670.
Honors: 5A Player of the Year.
College: Uncommitted.

OF — Paige Dimler, Rancho Buena Vista (Vista, Calif.)
Resume: Led Longhorns to unbeaten East North County title with 28 hits, 27 runs, 13 stolen bases and 17 RBIs in 10 games.
Key stats: .540, 54 hits, 49 runs, 38 RBI, 12 doubles, 13 homers, 1.110 slugging percentage, 21 stolen bases, one error.
Honors: All-San Diego Section D1 pick.
College: Arizona commit.

OF — Alexa Raphael, Mount St. Dominic Academy (Caldwell, N.J.)
Resume: Considered the state's elite leadoff hitter, led the Lions to the state non-public title game and a 28-6 season.
Key stats: .545, 55 hits, .638 on-base percentage, 50 stolen bases.
Honors: All-State.
College: Uncommitted.

OF — Taylor Pagan, Sheridan (Thornville, Ohio)
Resume: 42-game hitting streak over two seasons. Led school to 31 wins, most in history.
Key stats: 67 hits.
Honors: All-State, All Ohio.
College: Uncommitted.

UTIL — Annabelle Widra, Spain Park (Hoover, Ala.)
Resume: Four-year varsity starter and three-time all-state player. She won 36 games as an eighth-grader.
Key stats: 22-2, 1.33 ERA, 237 strikeouts in 137 innings. .490, 72 hits, 70 RBI, 18 doubles, 32 stolen bases, 27 walks.
Honors: Two-time MaxPreps All-American, Alabama Super All-State team.
College: Uncommitted.

UTIL — Nicola Simpson, Garfield (Seattle)

Resume: Teamed with older sister, Kaia, to lead Garfield to 3A title, a first for a Seattle public school.
Key stats: 9-1, 1.04 ERA, 190 strikeouts in 10 innings, .543, 50 RBI, 23 extra base hits.
Honors: All-State.
College: Uncommitted.

MaxPreps 2019 Freshman All-American Team

OF — Chloe Baynes, Tallassee (Ala.),  National Freshman Player of Year
Resume: Led Tigers to most wins in school history with 44.
Key stats: batted .699, 117 base hits, 82 stolen bases, 90 runs.
Honors: All-State.
College: uncommitted.

P — Alea Johnson, Fairhope (Ala.)
Resume: Led Pirates to 41-6 season and postseason.
Key stats: 24-4, 0.32 ERA, 283 strikeouts, 153 innings, 15 shutouts. Batted .470 with 56 RBI, 21 extra base hits.
Honors: All-State Super Team.
College: LSU commit.

P — Nevaeh Ingram, Northwest (Jackson, Mich.)
Resume: Led Northwest to 21-win season.
Key stats: 1.07 ERA, 292 strikeouts in 144 innings, 21-5, .409, 36 hits, 26 RBI.
Honors: Jackson-area Player of the Year.
College: Uncommitted.

P — Kenna Raye Dark, Eastern Alamance (Mebane, N.C.)
Resume: Led Eagles to 3A title and 25-3 season.
Key stats: 20-2, 0.83 ERA, 267 strikeouts, 161 innings.
Honors: All-State.
College: North Carolina commit.

P — Joleigh Crye, Avon (N.Y.)
Resume: Had three-homer game, 11 RBI, scored six times in one game; struck out 20 in another.
Key stats: 2.3 strikeouts per inning, .581, 34 RBI, .694 on-base percentage, 23 walks.
Honors: All-State.
College: Uncommitted.

P — Giana LaCedra, Lowell (Mass.)
Resume: Led Red Raiders to the state quarterfinals, 21-2 season.
Key stats: 20-2, 1.00 ERA, 10 shutouts, 217 strikeouts, 12 walks in 147 innings.
Honors: state Gatorade honoree.
College: Uncommitted

P — Rylee Crandall, Artesia (N.M.)
Resume: Led 26-4 Bulldogs to 4A title.
Key stats: 22-1, nine shutouts, 0.61 ERA, 204 strikeouts in 138 innings, .411, 44 RBI, 13 homers.
Honors: All-State.
College: Uncommitted.

P — Riley Vaughn, Mars Hill Bible (Florence, Ala.)
Resume: Led Panthers to 1A title and 40-win season.
Key stats: 27-6, 1.81 ERA, 349 strikeouts.
Honors: 1A State Pitcher of the Year.
College: Uncommitted.

P — Kylee Magee, Canyon (Anaheim, Calif.)
Resume: Pitched Comanches to league title and quarterfinals of Michelle Carew Classic.
Key stats: 17-8, 1.50 ERA, 265 strikeouts in 183 innings.
Honors: Orange County Register All-Area honoree.
College: Arizona State commit.
Kylee Magee, Canyon
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Kylee Magee, Canyon
P — Emily Winstead, Rocky Mount Academy (Rocky Mount, N.C.)
Resume: Struck out 33 in 16-inning playoff loss
Key stats: 18-3, 0.46 ERA, 293 strikeouts in 123 innings, seven no-hitters, dozen or more strikeouts in a game 17 times. Also batted .345, 25 RBI, 25 stolen bases.
Honors: All-State.
College: Uncommitted.

P — Hannah Price, Rogers (Florence, Ala.)
Resume: Led Pirates to 4A championship game berth.
Key stats: 1.40 ERA, 300 batters.
Honors: All-State.
College: Uncommitted.

P — Alyssa Poston, Hartsville (S.C.)
Resume: Led Red Foxes to unbeaten season (29-0) and D4 title. Was winning pitcher in nine, one-run wins.
Key stats: 20-0, 1.01 ERA, 171 strikeouts, 26 base on balls in 171 innings.
Honors: All-State.
College: Uncommitted.

C — Jocelyn Erickson, O'Connor (Phoenix)
Resume: Led Eagles to 6A title with team high 50 RBIs.
Key stats: .530, 50 RBIs, 16 doubles.
Honors: All-Conference.
College: Oklahoma commit.

C — Lilly Davis, Male (Louisville, Ky.)
Resume: Pivotal in Bulldogs' perfect season (39-0) and state title.
Key stats: .454, nine, homers, 37 RBI, .982 fielding.
Honors: All-State.
College: Uncommitted.

C — Caity Newburn, Napa (Calif.)
Resume: National Freshman of the Year finalist.
Key stats: 11 homers, 33 RBI, .759 on-base percentage, 2.145 OPS.
Honors: County Softball Player of the Year.
College: UCLA commit.

UTIL — Maci Bergeron, Notre Dame (Crowley, La.)
Resume: homered in 18 games and led 35-0 Pioneers to D3 title.
Key stats: 20 homers, 69 RBI, .579 batting average, 55 hits.
Honors: All-State.
College: LSU commit.

C — Saleen Jalomo, Winters (Texas)
Resume: Led Blizzards to district title.
Key stats: .639, .671 on-base percentage, 39 RBI, 12 stolen bases, 33 runs, .992 fielding percentage.
Honors: 6-2A Newcomer of the Year, All-West Texas.
College: Uncommitted.

IF — Ramsey Suarez, Great Oak (Temecula, Calif.)
Resume: batted .556 and .650 on-base mark during Southwestern League play.
Key stats: .465 average, 37 runs, 35 RBI, nine homers.
Honors: Cal-Hi Sports state Freshman of the Year.
College: UCLA commit.

IF — Megan Grant, Aragon (San Mateo, Calif.)
Resume: Topped California freshmen with 13 homers.
Key stats: .500, 51 RBI, 13 homers.
Honors: League MVP, Cal-Hi Freshman of the Year finalist
College: UCLA commit.

IF — Lauren Harris, Woodlawn (Ill.)
Resume: Finished with a 25-game hitting streak and collected eight hits in her final two games of the season
Key stats: .632, 60 runs, 42 RBI, 15 homers, 15 doubles, 1.378 slugging percentage, OPS 2.072.
Honors: All-State.
College: Louisiana-Lafayette commit.

IF — Ellie Goins, Mooresville (N.C.)
Resume: Led Blue Devils to 27-5 season and state championship series.
Key stats: .493, 10 home runs, 35 RBI, 1.141 slugging percentage.
Honors: All-State, County Player of the Year.
College: Uncommitted.

IF — Bridget Donahey, Xavier College Prep (Phoenix)
Resume: 13 games with multiple hits as the Gators won 17 of 22 games.
Key stats: .581, 13 homers, 13 doubles.
College: Uncommitted.

IF — Kiki Estrada, Chino Hills (Calif.)
Resume: Accounted for 83 runs for 28-5 Huskies.
Key stats: .470, 47 RBI, 24 extra base hits.
Honors: All-Area, All-County.
College: Arkansas commit.

IF — Jesiana Mora, Apopka (Fla.)

Resume: Led Blue Darters to 9A state semifinals.
Key stats: .537, 47 stolen bases, 41 runs.
Honors: All-State, 9A State Defensive Player of the Year.
College: Uncommitted.

IF — Trinity Brandon, Arbor View (Las Vegas)
Resume: Dove in two or more runs in a game 19 times. National frosh RBI leader.
Key stats: .509, 65 RBI, 56 hits, 12 homers.
Honors: All-State.
College: Uncommitted.

IF — Kaiea Higa,
Tahoma (Maple Valley, Wash.)

Resume: Led Bears to 21-4 record and postseason run.
Key stats: .687, 46 hits, 54 RBI, 16 doubles, 14 homers, .779 on-base average, 1.611 slugging percentage, 2.391 OPS.
Honors: All-State.
College: Syracuse commit.

OF — Abby Dayton, Norco (Calif.)

Resume: On a team full of future D1 players, she played key role in the Cougars' 31-1 season and national title run.
Key stats: .370, 34 hits, 28 runs.
Honors: All-League.
College: Uncommitted.

OF — Halle Hogan, Buckeye (Ariz.)
Resume: Had base hit in every Buckeye game.
Key stats: .662, 51 hits, 32 RBI, 41 runs, 16 stolen bases.
Honors: All-Area.
College: Uncommitted.

OF — Tayler Biehl, Vista del Lago (Folsom, Calif.)

Resume: Led Eagles to 22-6 season and 1-1 postseason mark.
Key stats: .600, 49 runs, 60 hits, 21 extra base hits, 26 stolen bases.
Honors: All-Area.
College: Uncommitted.

OF — Anna Sawyer, D.H. Conley (Greenville, N.C.)
Resume: Led Vikings to 25-3 season and state semifinals.
Key stats: .570, 53 hits, 40 RBI, 40 runs.
Honors: All-State, The Daily Reflector's Batter of the Year. 
College: Duke commit.

OF — Cassidy Kettleman, Steele (Amherst, Ohio)

Resume: Led Comets to second district title in three seasons.
Key stats: .573, no strikeouts, 55 hits, 49 runs, 16 doubles, 16 stolen bases.
Honors: First-team NE District, first-team Lorain County, first-team SWC.
College: Uncommitted.

UTIL — Hailey Cripe, Pioneer (Royal Center, Ind.)
Resume: Led the Panthers to a 31-3 record.
Key stats: 11-1, 0.62 ERA, six shutouts. Batted .537 with 19 home runs and 54 RBI
Honors: All-Area.
College: Uncommitted.

UTIL — Brie Asmondy, Springfield (Tenn.)
Resume: Led Springfield to 36-12 record and first state tournament berth.
Key stats: .519, 87 RBI, 24 doubles. 16-7, 1.96 ERA.
Honors: 3A Miss Softball.
College: Uncommitted.
Tayler Biehl, Vista del Lago
Photo by Robert Schlie
Tayler Biehl, Vista del Lago