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2014 BVarsity All-Area Softball Team

Co-Players of the Year

Madison Aurin * junior

Centennial * utility

A key piece to the Golden Hawks' unbeaten Southwest Yosemite League run and Division I section title in the field at shortstop, at the plate (.533 average, a whopping 32 extra-base hits) and in the pitcher's circle (10-0, 1.32 ERA).

Arizona Pilgrim * junior

Taft * pitcher

Dominance doesn't begin to describe her pitching: Pilgrim went 30-2 with a 0.76 ERA and 243 strikeouts in 165 1/3 innings against a schedule that included several Division I and Division II teams. Pilgrim also hit .319 with five doubles and two homers.

First team

Samantha Campos * sr.

Centennial * outfielder

A great defensive outfielder, Campos also hit .389 with 12 extra-base hits. She was named first-team all-SWYL and went 3 for 3 with a double in Centennial's section semifinal win against No. 1 seed Clovis.

Caitlyn Emberson * jr.

Taft * utility

Her 66 RBIs were the third-most in the state and ninth in the nation this year. Emberson got there playing catcher, a premium position, and by hitting .587 with 20 doubles and 11 home runs.

Marina Felipe * sr.

McFarland * pitcher

She threw every inning (179 2/3) for the D-VI section champions, going 24-7 with a 0.86 ERA and 319 strikeouts, good for third in the state. Felipe also hit .392 with an on-base percentage of .525.

Alyssa Gonzales * jr.

Ridgeview * infielder

Her .547 batting average included 21 extra-base hits (13 doubles, a triple, seven home runs) and helped the Wolf Pack sweep its way through the South Yosemite League.

Isabella Gonzalez * jr.

Frontier * outfielder

Exciting player hit .480 with 29 runs scored and 17 stolen bases, all without committing an error and making two assists from the outfield. She helped the Titans finish second in the SWYL.

Bayleigh Heineman * jr.

North * utility

One of the section's fastest players, Heineman hit .584 with an on-base percentage of .636 and 19 extra-base hits, including seven triples. She also had 17 stolen bases without being caught, scored 44 runs and can play almost anywhere defensively.

Trinidad Lee * sr.

Ridgeview * outfielder

One of the area's premier power hitters, Lee slugged 12 doubles and 10 home runs as part of her .523 batting average. She was also 7-1 with a 1.06 ERA in 53 innings as the Wolf Pack's No. 2 pitcher.

Lucy Lopez * jr.

Stockdale * infielder

The slick-fielding shortstop can hit, too: She batted .485 and roped 16 doubles, five triples and three home runs to lead the upstart Mustangs from the No. 11 seed to the semifinals of the Division I section playoffs.

Rachael Metzger * sr.

Garces * catcher

According to Central Section historian Bob Barnett, Metzger equaled the section's record with 16 home runs. She also set career section records with 37 long balls and 170 RBIs. For the season, the Kentucky signee hit .557 with an on-base percentage of .664 and slugged 1.195.

Trish McNew * jr.

Centennial * pitcher

By the end of the season, McNew was the section's dominant pitcher in Division I, shutting out top seed Clovis in the semifinals and Buchanan in the championship. She finished 17-4 with a 1.00 ERA and 94 strikeouts against just 14 walks.

Kaycee Olson * soph.

Frontier * infielder

Olson owned the best batting average in the SWYL at .538, a total that included 20 extra-base hits. She also had a terrific .969 fielding percentage at second base and pitched 51 innings, going 5-3 with a 2.18 ERA.

Alex Sotomayor * sr.

Chavez * infielder

In a great year for Kern County softball, Sotomayor might have been the most exciting player: She hit .562 with 12 doubles, seven triples and seven home runs, and she stole 29 bases in 31 attempts.

Haylee Tracy * sr.

Taft * utility

The third member of the Wildcats' dominant triumverate, Tracy hit .505 with 16 doubles, eight home runs and 62 runs scored, good for fourth in the state. She played shortstop and third base.

Second team

P: McKenzie Draper, sr, Rosamond

P: Samantha Mejia, soph, Ridgeview

C: Rebecca Gallis, soph, Kern Valley

IF: Emily Escobar, sr, Frontier

IF: Jenna Gorman, soph, Garces

IF: Madison Hightower, jr, Centennial

IF: Angelina Meza, soph, Ridgeview

IF: Mari Romero, soph, North

OF: Kathryn Alderete, sr, Mira Monte

OF: Sam McPhetridge, sr, Centennial

OF: Olivia Ortlieb, fr, Taft

Util: Sammy Escobar, jr, Frontier

Util: Mollie Gabbert, sr, Stockdale

Util: Davalin Ontiveros, sr, Centennial

Util: Naize Ubay, soph, Garces

Util: McKenna Valencia, soph, Stockdale

Honorable mention

Bakersfield: Mia Maese

Bakersfield Christian: Hadley DeQuillettes

Centennial: Alantis Rede, Aaleyah Mohara, Daisy Taylor

Chavez: Sadiee Espinoza, Grace Sotomayor

East: Sophia Gonzales

Foothill: Breana Garcia, Erica Hernandez

Frazier Mountain: Samantha Bever, Megan Borlace

Frontier: Kaylee Cramer, Arianna Gooden, Kiley Keeter, Tori Lamb

Garces: Bree Bonkosky, Bree Bradford, Alyssa Monet Garcia, Tyler Hughes, Rene Ramirez

Golden Valley: Talia Arambula, Angelina Nava, Samantha Puskarich

Independence: Isabella Martinez

Kern Valley: Jessica Alvarez, Shelby Eirich, Marissa Witten, Ashley Yasin

Liberty: Kylee Fahy, Quinn Giesick, Jaz Llamas, Kayla Vinsant, Maddie Walker

McFarland: Isabel Gonzales, Jenae Ortega

Mira Monte: Erica Carillo, Cheyenne Gutierrez

North: Brittney Howard, Kristen Ponce

Ridgeview: Briana Maceda, Jade Martinez

Rosamond: Pamela Diaz, Isabelle Gomez, Jackie Mercado

Shafter: Danissa Garza, Avery Sanchez

Stockdale: Aryka Chavez, Casey Keene, Kiara McCoy

Taft: Josey Burke, Corie Evans, Halle Neher

Tehachapi: Mariah Goode, Kendall Kapitzke, Michaela Peters

Wasco: Karlee Goodsby, Samantha Martinez, Madison Wedel

West: Ashley Camp, Sierra Gabbert