Hawkins is co-MVP for Valley Oak League
by Tracy Press staff
May 31, 2012 | 1451 views | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kimball High shortstop Ariana Hawkins is co-Most Valuable Player for the Valley Oak League 2012 softball season.
Kimball High shortstop Ariana Hawkins is co-Most Valuable Player for the Valley Oak League 2012 softball season.
Kimball High junior shortstop Arianna Hawkins led the Jaguar softball team’s All-Valley Oak League selections for 2012, by being named co-Most Valuable Player of the year. Hawkins was the VOL’s batting leader with a .622 average over the 14-game league season. She also led the VOL in extra-bases hits with a slugging percentage of 1.111. Hawkins has made a verbal commitment to attend the University of Virginia to play with the NCAA Division I Cavaliers.

She shares the honors with pitcher Allie Walljasper of Sierra High.

In all, eight Jaguar players were tapped for the all-VOL team, including four on the first team. Senior outfielder Katelyn Bomar batted .558 during the VOL season, .523 for the full season, with only Hawkins ahead of her. Also on the first team is senior pitcher Alexis Lopez, who went 21-4 for the season with an earned run average of 1.74 over 136 2/3 innings. First baseman Montanna Bradley, who batted .481 this year, and sophomore second baseman Llesenia Torres, who batted .442 for the full season, are also on the first team.

Junior third baseman Anisha Richardson made the second team. She batted .303 for the full season and batted in 34 runs. Sophomore outfield Danielle Lallos, who batted .381, also is on the second team. Sophomore outfielder Gabbi Cox, who batted .429, received honorable mention.

Kimball went 25-6 for the season, including a 12-2 record and a second-place finish in the VOL, and then got as far as the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs.

Tri-City Athletic League

Tri-City Athletic League coaches picked four West High softball players for the 2012 all-league teams.

Named to the first team were junior center fielder Ciara Ervin and senior third baseman Jill Anastasio.

Ervin batted .500 during the 10-game league season and was among the top five batters in the TCAL. She batted .464 over 25 regular season games to lead the Wolf Pack offense. Anastasio was the league’s leader in runs batted-in, with 15 for the 10-game league season. She had 27 RBIs over 25 regular season games.

Junior shortstop Ashley Tornio and second baseman Celena Carrisosa were named to the second team. Tornio batted .395 during the regular season and Carrisosa batted .306. Catcher Jessica Anastasio received honorable mention.

West went 19-13 for the season and 8-2 and second place in the TCAL behind St. Mary’s, and then got as far as the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs.

San Joaquin Athletic Association

Tracy High’s softball team has eight players on the 2012 all-San Joaquin Athletic Association list. League leaders include juniors Julia Fernandez, SJAA Outstanding Pitcher, and Brianna Warner, SJAA Outstanding Offensive Player.

Fernandez took on most of the Bulldogs’ pitching and finished with a 10-4 record, and a 2.17 earned run average and 85 strikeouts over 84 innings. Warner had 47 base hits for the year, a .534 batting average, and also had 19 stolen bases over 28 games this season. She also led the SJAA with a batting average of .588 and and slugging percentage of .706 during the 10-game league season.

First team players include sophomores Jazmin Clarke and Ellie Fisher. Clarke, the Bulldogs’ catcher, had five home runs for the season, 35 runs batted-in, a batting average of .407 and a slugging percentage of .741 over 26 games. Clarke led the SJAA in RBIs with 13 over the 10-game league season. Fisher had 43 base hits and 35 stolen bases over 27 games, and batted .558. She had 15 stolen bases in the 10-game league season, and an on-base percentage of .643.

Making the second team were infielder Hayley Nunes, who batted .343, and outfielder Alee Balanon, who batted .378. Both are freshmen. Honorable mentions went to sophomore catcher Sabrina George, who batted .304 for the season, and sophomore pitcher Tayler Misfeldt, who went 10-1 for the season and had an ERA of .249.

Tracy went 22-6 for the season, 8-2 and second place in the SJAA.

Central California Athletic Alliance

Five Millennium players made the Central California Athletic Alliance all-league list.

Junior infielder Breana Reyes led her team at the plate with a .528 batting average, and 28 base hits over 17 games, and also struck out 30 batters over 19 innings of pitching for a .74 ERA. Reyes batted .682 during the six-game league season to lead the CCAA.

Also on the first team are senior pitcher Melissa Vierra had a 2.57 earned run average over 76 1/3 innings, and had an 8-5 record, and senior shortstop Jaylyn Gutierrez, who batted .395.

Honorable mentions from Millennium were sophomore Gabrielle Ramirez, who batted .322, and senior Shyan Carpenter, who batted .333.

The Falcons went 13-5 for the season, 5-1 and tied for first with Elliot Christian in the CCAA, and made the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII championship game for the second year in a row, where they lost to Elliot Christian.

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June 03, 2012
way to go Ari!!!
June 03, 2012
Way to go Ari!!!

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