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Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

The game takes a positive turn in the top of the 8th inning for Garces High as Rachael Metzger scores the go ahead run over Hanford West in the Division II section championship game May 24 at Hanford West.

Garces catcher Rachael Metzger was named to Cal-Hi Sports' all-state softball second team when the website unveiled its annual honors this week.

Metzger, a Kentucky signee, hit .554 with 16 home runs, tying a single-season Central Section record, and 11 doubles for the Rams. Her career totals of 37 home runs and 170 RBIs are both section records, according to section historian Bob Barnett.

Metzger was also named first-team all-state for medium schools, as was Chavez infielder Alex Sotomayor, who hit .562 with 12 doubles, seven triples, seven home runs and 29 stolen bases.

Metzger's career RBI record likely won't last long, because Taft's Caitlyn Emberson has 165 career RBIs with a year to play. Emberson was named first-team all-state for small schools, as was Taft ace pitcher Arizona Pilgrim and infielder Haylee Tracy.

The Wildcats were 36-2 and set section team records in runs scored (418), RBIs (349) and hits (419), according to Barnett.

Collatz 10th nationally

Stockdale graduate Alex Collatz, a rising senior at USC, finished 10th in the women's discus at the USA Track & Field Championships last weekend in Sacramento.

Collatz's best throw of 177-11 placed her in the top 10 and earned her an invitation to the North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) U-23 championships, Aug. 8-10 in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

Tryout for Hansen

Centennial rising senior Andrew Hansen received an invitation to try out for the prestigious Area Code Baseball Games.

Hansen, a pitcher and infielder for the Golden Hawks, will attend a tryout for the Oakland Athletics team in Stockton on July 16.