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All-State Softball: First Team

July, 6, 2012
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California high school softballESPNHS Softball/ESPNHSSierra Romero of Vista Murrieta and Melissa Taukeiaho of Etiwanda were standout sluggers.
Ms. Softball Player of the Year Emily Lockman leads the pack as the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports all-state softball honors concludes with naming of the top 30 overall. Thirty more players selected to all-state overall second team.

First Team All-State Catchers

Sahvanna Jaquish (Redlands East Valley, Redlands) Jr.
Just a junior, this LSU commit has piled up the honors as she was named the Citrus Belt League MVP, All-Inland Empire by the Riverside Press-Enterprise and first team All-CIF Southern Section Division I. Jaquish led the Wildcats’ offense by hitting .565 with 24 RBIs, 36 runs and 20 extra-base hits.

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California high school softballDos Pueblos H.S./ESPNHSDos Pueblos of Goleta pitcher Hannah Harris had sterling prep career.
Since 1985, we’ve been privileged to honor California’s best in softball through multiple all-state teams. There are nearly 200 players on this first look at those that could make it for 2012.

The first step for a player to be among those chosen on one of the Cal-Hi Sports all-state softball teams is to be recognized as a nominee.
The list that follows is only a starting point. If a player is not included, don’t take it personally. We may post an updated nomination list prior to choosing the actual teams and we may continue to add players as they come in.
You can send a nomination with each athlete’s, position, year in school, significant statistics. Comparing a player not on the board yet to one who already is can be very important toward eventual selection. Limit each nomination to one page please. Send to: Mark.Tennis@espn.com or FAX (209) 463-1219 or call (209) 463-9050.
Here are the nominations currently on our board for the various 2012 all-state softball teams:

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Logan crashes No. 1 softball party

June, 2, 2012
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California high school softball, CIF North Coast Section championshipMark Tennis/ESPNHSMarissa Perez (left) made the throw and Caley Bonancea applied the tag to win NCS title for their team.
Seventh inning is the difference as the Colts avenge their only loss by upsetting unbeaten Amador Valley to win CIF North Coast Section Division I title. State No. 1 ranking to be decided Saturday.

Although Amador Valley of Pleasanton sophomore standout Johanna Grauer was mowing down hitters and her teammates were getting consistent contact in their at-bats, Friday’s CIF North Coast Section Division I softball final between the Dons and James Logan of Union City had that familiar feeling of so many softball games when so much is on the line.

The underdog team, which in this case was Logan, hangs around and then one or two plays happen that decides the outcome.

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Cal-Hi Sports Softball State Stat Stars

April, 19, 2012
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Rowland’s Kaylea Snaer still hitting homers at a record pace despite her team’s struggles. Farmersville duo who both had five hits in one game 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, April 14; includes some games as of Wednesday, April 18; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Maggie Arriola (Garces, Bakersfield)
She hit for the cycle, going 4-for-4 at the plate and collecting four RBIs in a 18-0 win over North of Bakersfield.

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