High-SchoolCalifornia: Judy Schaubach

Cal-Hi Sports Softball State Stat Stars

April, 26, 2012
Crescenta Valley has yet another big-time slugger in sophomore Hannah Cookson. This week's best also includes more homers from Michigan-bound Sierra Romero of Vista Murrieta, a five-RBI day that helps a coach win her 500th game and a promising freshman from Valley Christian of San Jose.

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, April 21; includes some games as of Wednesday, April 25; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Marissa Chapa (Newark Memorial, Newark)
The Cougars’ ace bounced back from a loss to arch-rival and state-ranked James Logan (Union City) by pitching a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts and also contributing two RBIs in a mercy-shortened 13-3 win over Irvington of Fremont.

Hannah Cookson (Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta)
Despite being just a sophomore, this Falcons’ slugger is among the state leaders with 43 runs batted in as she hit three homers and drove in five runs in a 16-0 win over Muir of Pasadena earlier this week and then hit two home runs and drove in four runs the next day in an 8-7 win over Hoover of Glendale. Cookson's biggest slugging accomplishment this season so far, though, is the two grand slams she hit in one inning of a game last week when Crescenta Valley beat Arcadia, 18-7. The two grand slams in one inning ties a state record first set in 2005 by Brigean Murphy of Los Angeles Ribet and tied in 2008 by Delaney Willard of Camarillo. It's also believed to be a tie for a reported national record.

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