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2017 BVarsity All-Area Softball

2017 BVarsity Softball All-Area

Player of the Year

Haleigh Hutton, senior, Stockdale

Haleigh Hutton

Haleigh Hutton,Stockdale

The Southwest Yosemite League MVP was the leader for a team once ranked as high as No. 6 in the nation by MaxPreps. The Black Hills (S.D.) State University signee led the Mustangs with a .500 batting average (43 for 86) and eight home runs, and she added 43 RBIs.

Coach of the Year

Amanda Hockett

Amanda Hockett, Stockdale

Amanda Hockett, Stockdale

First team

Pitcher: Sydney Hornbuckle, freshman, Stockdale

Syndney Hornbuckle

Syndney Hornbuckle, Stockdale

Becoming an ace right away, the SWYL newcomer of the year went 20-2, helping the Mustangs to as high as No. 6 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports. Her 0.75 ERA was fourth-best in the section, and she also batted .386.

Pitcher: Samantha Martinez, senior, Wasco

Samantha Martinez

Samantha Martinez, Wasco

Led the Tigers to a share of the South Sequoia League title with a 24-4 record and 1.81 ERA. Threw every pitch of the season for Wasco, striking out 226 batters in 166 innings. The SSL co-MVP also batted .460.

Catcher: Dani Salinas, junior, Garces

Dani Salinas

Dani Salinas, Garces

Led the county with 11 home runs and led the Rams with a .450 batting average. She had nine multi-hit games, including a 4-for-4 performance against West with two home runs and 4 RBIs, and drove in 39 runs overall.

Infield: Cheyenne Hornbuckle, junior, Stockdale

Cheyenne Hornbuckle

Cheyenne Hornbuckle, Stockdale

The SWYL first-team second baseman scored 46 runs, tops among D-I players in the Central Section, while batting .489. She also hit four home runs, 11 doubles and drove in 24 runs as the Mustangs’ leadoff hitter.

Infield: Vanessa Barron, senior, Stockdale

Vanessa Barron

Vanessa Barron, Stockdale

The Delaware State signee led Stockdale with 47 hits while batting .480. The first-team SWYL third baseman also had seven home runs, a team-high 37 RBIs and also had four triples and committed just three errors in the field.

Infield: Aariyana Egan, junior, Independence

Aariyana Egan

Aariyana Egan, Independence

The first-team SYL selection for the D-III champions batted .479 (46 for 96) and led the Falcons with six home runs, six triples, 35 RBIs and 42 runs scored. She was 3 for 5 with two runs in the section title game victory over Kerman.

Infield: Izzy Nieblas, sophomore, Stockdale

Izzy Nieblas

Izzy Nieblas, Stockdale

A standout at first base, she had a .991 fielding percentage (two errors against 204 putouts). She also hit .394 with four home runs and 34 RBIs.

Outfield: Olivia Ortlieb, senior, Taft

Olivia Ortlieb

Olivia Ortlieb, Taft

The George Washington (D.C.) University signee led the Wildcats to a share of their sixth straight SSL title with a .476 average (39 for 82), 12 doubles, nine triples and 44 runs. She did not commit an error in the outfield.

Outfield: Allie Shaw, senior, Independence

Allie Shaw

Allie Shaw, Independence

A captain for the section D-III champions and a South Yosemite League first-team selection, she batted .389 with six home runs and 35 RBIs and was 10-2 with a 1.87 ERA, including the win in the title game against Kerman.

Outfield: Allison Miller, junior, Liberty

Allison Miller

Allison Miller, Liberty

The SWYL first-team selection hit .440 for the Patriots, who advanced to the D-I quarterfinals. She led Liberty with 40 hits, 29 runs scored, nine stolen bases and three triples and added 17 RBIs.

Utlility: Erin Askins, junior, Tehachapi

Erin Askins

Erin Askins, Tehachapi

The SYL MVP led the Warriors to a tie for the league title with team highs in batting average (.577), hits (45), runs scored (40), RBIs (32), doubles (13), triples (6) and home runs (8).

Second team

Pitcher: Talia Nielson, sophomore, Liberty

Pitcher: Jocelyn Reyes, senior, Independence

Catcher: Reagan Hamilton, freshman, Taft

Infield: Nicole Price, senior, Independence

Infield: Taylor Palacios, junior, Liberty

Infield: Delaney Snyder, junior, Frontier

Infield: Jessica Munoz, junior, Independence

Outfield: Ashley McIrvin, sophomore, Tehachapi

Outfield: Marissa Moran, senior, Stockdale

Outfield: Annie Arriola, junior, Garces

Utility: Reece Hamilton, senior, Taft

Utility: Una Abarquez, senior, Tehachapi

Utility: Allie Dobbs, senior, Wasco

Utility: Brianna Acosta, sophomore, Highland

Honorable mention

Bakersfield: Allie Hall, Mia Arvizu

Bakersfield Christian: Kylee Osburn, Meghan Webb

Centennial: Jenna Alejandro, Shelby Buchanan, Bethany Cobian, Abigail Elliott

Desert: Raven Moore

East: Cecilia Alaniz, Alissa Gonzalez, Alexis Lopez, Monica Vasquez

Frazier Mountain: Marissa Beale, Alivia Ledesma, Carissa Rivette

Frontier: Tori Crawley, Alyssa Fisher, Megan Goodwin, Kylee Unruh

Garces: Alex Penner, Jamie Penner, Renee Rasmussen, Jensen Williams

Highland: Haile Calderon, Aurora Camacho-Higuera, Marissa Martin, Amberly Reyes

Independence: Cindy Sanchez

Kern Valley: Sadi Hartman, Taylor Tito

Liberty: Breanna Breceda, Kylee Fahy, Alex Venegas, Kayla Vinsant

Mira Monte: Emily Garcia, Marelly Mendoza

North: Hailee Flud, Hannah Flud, Ashley Gammel, Mikella Martinez, Hailee Sliter

Rosamond: Jennifer Diaz

Shafter: Thalia Angulo, Juanita Medina, Isabelle Martinez

Stockdale: Aymee Broome, Alyssa Charles, Seno Santoyo

Taft: Lexxi Evarts, Jasmine Miles, Kaylee Neher

Wasco: Liliana Castillo, Victoria Castillo, Lizzie Esnoz, Lexie Hazelton

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