High-SchoolCalifornia: Alex Pingree

All-State Softball: Medium, Small

July, 5, 2012
California high school softballSanta Catalina HS/ESPNHSAlex Pingree (left) and Annie Aldrete starred for CCS Division III champ Santa Catalina.
Players from medium schools and small schools now take center stage in the release of the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports all-state softball teams. We guarantee that at least a few of these players will be on the elite all-state first team or second team.

Players from teams that were considered for the Division IV and Division V state rankings are small schools. Those from teams that were in the Division III state rankings would be medium schools.

With a contribution from assistant editor Paul Muyskens, here are the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools and All-State Small Schools all-state softball teams:

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Cal-Hi Sports Softball State Stat Stars

May, 25, 2012
California high school softballAnderson HS/ESPNHSCheridan Hawkins led Anderson to its second straight CIF Northern Section title.
Carson’s Darian Tautalafua ties the state record with 53rd career homer and has one game left to try and break it. Strikeout artist Cheridan Hawkins and multi-talented Alex Pingree also among this week’s best.

Note: We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school softball totals in California. We use these as the basis for updating the state record book, which has been published seven times, most recently in the spring of 2009. To report a state stat star of your own, please email highlights to Mark.Tennis@espn.com.

(After games of Saturday, May 19; includes some games as of Wednesday, May 23; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Vanessa Alvarez (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose)
The Cal-bound Monarchs star pitched a mercy-shortened no-hitter for her 12th shutout this year in a 10-0 CIFCCS D2 quarterfinal victory over WCAL rival Presentation.

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