High-SchoolCalifornia: Anderson

Top state soph matches honor of her coach

June, 25, 2012
California high school softball,Livermore StampedeHarold Abend/ESPNHSAmador Valley's Johanna Grauer was the MVP of the 2012 Livermore Stampede.
Amador Valley’s Johanna Grauer earns same state award that her coach was named as winner in 1992. Four others also gain state player of year recognition.

In addition to Ms. Softball State Player of the Year Emily Lockman, congratulations also go out to our other state players of the year for juniors, sophomores, freshmen, medium schools and small schools. Thanks to Harold Abend and Paul Muyskens for contributing to these writeups.

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Cal-Hi Sports Softball State Stat Stars

March, 30, 2012
It’s a monster week for softball honor roll, including two homers in a game by All-American candidate Gabrielle Maurice and three from All-American candidate Darian Tautalafua. Week’s best also includes one girl with two grand slams and nine RBIs in one game.

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, March 24; includes some games as of Wednesday, March 28; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Leilani Akai (Moreau Catholic, Hayward)
Banzai for Akai, after she homered twice and drove in five runs in a blasting by Moreau of crosstown Mt. Eden.

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