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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 5:46 pm | Updated: 4:01 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Softball Players to Watch in 2011

Katie Appelbe, Xavier, Sr., C:  One of the leaders of a solid, experienced lineup, she’ll be key in handling Xavier’s pitching staff before she goes to Harvard next fall.

Amanda Baldwin, Queen Creek, Jr., P/OF:  Desert Sky Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2010 has plenty of help to get Bulldogs deep into 4A-I playoffs.

Haley Culley, Red Mountain, Jr., IF:  Her defense at shortstop has caught up with her swing and speed; Hit .463 with 59 runs, 26 RBI and 26 stolen bases in 2010.

Michelle Duncan, Gilbert, Sr., P:  One of few experienced ace pitchers returning in E.V., she’s off to a great start in 2011 after a 16-6, 1.26 ERA in her junior season.

Grace Goulder, Cactus Shadows Jr., IF:  Georgia-bound speedster set school record with 36 stolen bases in 2010 and stole home three times. She’s been a first-team All-Desert Sky shortstop for three years.

Kasey McCravey, Desert Mountain, Jr., IF:  Her 60 hits last year was a school record in a season of .436 with 16 extra-base hits and a leader for the young, up-and-coming Wolves.

Kailey Regester, Basha, Jr., P:  Suffered fractured bones in her face after being hit by a liner during practice, but is expected to return to health in the next week or two. Another with “ace” potential coming off a solid sophomore campaign.

Taylor Secemski, Saguaro, Jr., P/IF:  Ace-caliber pitcher and a .400+ hitter with power, and she’s been that for two previous seasons.

Courtney Sherwin, Red Mountain, Sr., OF:  Hit the big home run in last year’s 5A-I state championship. It wasn’t her first and certainly wasn’t her last. A threat to win “triple crown” of batting categories among E.V. players.

Jessica Wilkinson, Perry Sr., P:  First-team all-region pitcher last year with 16 wins and 142 strikeouts, she heads Perry’s first significant senior class, one with deep tournament aspirations.

Other players to watch

Apache Junction: Ashley Gonzales, Sr., OF; Autumn Rhodes, Jr., IF; Lindsey Skinner, Sr., C/IF.

Basha:  Theresa Asta, Jr., IF; Lauren Regester, Sr., IF; Kylie Shull, So., IF; Brittany Medina, Fr., IF.

Cactus Shadows:  Taylor Decker, So., C; Kristin Hillier, Jr., IF; Camile McIver, Sr., P/OF; Amber Underdown, Sr. P/IF.

Campo Verde: Kennedy Garcia, Jr., C/OF; Paige Hess, Fr., IF; Alex Taravella, Jr., OF.

Chandler:  Jordan Blakesley, Jr., C; Kayla Escobar, So., P; Alexis Leonard, Sr. Util.; Kristal Whiteside, Jr., P/IF; Vanessa Ybara, Sr., IF;

Chaparral:  Ashtyn Coleman, So., IF/OF; Samantha Davis, Sr., IF/OF; Kerry Durnan, Sr., IF; Brooke Eifert, Jr., C.

Corona del Sol:  Nicole Giannonatti, Jr., IF; McKenna Isenberg, So., P; Alexa Nenabor, Sr., IF; Taylor Tometich, Sr., IF; Paige Vallejos, Jr., C.

Desert Mountain:  Jordan Conover, Jr., C; Maddie Francis, Sr., IF: Andy Wellins, So., P.

Desert Ridge:  Kayla Heath, So., P; Jackie Hernandez, So., IF; Courtney Stoll, So., C; Jamine Zaker, Sr., OF.

Desert Vista:  Alyssa Cerminara, So., C/IF; Emily Panther, Jr., P/IF.

Dobson:  Jordan Barajas, Jr., IF; Kaylee Bordes, Sr., IF; Morgan Browning, Jr., C; Jacklin Lewis, Sr., P; Nikki Rodriguez, Sr., IF.

Gilbert:  Shelby Meyer, Sr., C; Alexa Redman, Jr., IF/OF; Alex Vela, Sr., IF.

Hamilton:  Stephanie Beuther, Sr., OF; Abigayle Kohler, Sr., P; Nicole Upshaw, Sr., IF; Bianca Vallejo, Sr., OF.

Highland:  Ashley Moffatt, Jr., OF; Savannah Panell, Jr., C.

Horizon:  Nicole Newbury, Jr., IF; Margaret Stahm, So., C; Leah White, Sr., OF.

McClintock:  Amanda Hutchens, Jr., P/IF; Dynasty Lauvai, Jr., P; Kendi Nordstrom, Sr., C/OF; Tiana Paddock, Jr., IF.

Mesa:  Aubrey Whitmer, Jr. IF; Sierra Whitmer, Jr., P/OF.

Mesquite:  Alicia Enriquez, Jr., IF; Kaity Greco, Sr., P; Breona Peralta, Sr., Jr., C/OF; Ayssa Vargas, Sr., IF.

Mountain Pointe:  Ciara Gonzales, Jr., P; Nyla Wambold, Jr., IF/OF; Cecily Abbadessa, Jr., C.

Mountain View:  Jenna Hudson, Sr., IF/OF; Aly Ramsaier, Jr., IF; Heather Shomperlen, Jr., IF; Amy Tarnowski, Jr., P; Kelli Wickerman, Jr., IF/OF.

Notre Dame:  Nicole Bailey, Jr., IF; Lindsey Buckner, Jr., IF; Tess McPherson, Jr., P;

Paradise Valley:  Denali Johnson, So., IF; Alexix Nixon, So., IF; Alicia Ramirez, Jr., IF. Perry:  Mandi Grebe, Jr., OF; Shawna Hash, Sr., C; Tori Herzberg, Sr., P; Jillian Leslie, So., IF; Toni Martinez, Sr., IF.

Pinnacle:  Makenzi Dallas, Sr., IF; Jenna Makis, Sr., P; Katie McCallister, Jr., IF; Brittany Moralez, Jr., C.

Poston Butte:  Samantha Castoldi, So., OF; Taylor Clark, So., C; Sarah McDonald,  Jr., IF/OF; Amber Phipps, Jr., P/OF.

Queen Creek:  Raianna Dobbs, Jr., IF; Kelsey Montgomery, Jr., IF/OF.

Red Mountain:  Brittany Dvorak, Sr., IF; Sara Goodrum, Sr., OF; Siera Phillips, Jr., P.

Saguaro:  Dana Dal Saglio, Jr., OF; Sami Hansen, Jr., IF; Elise Oldham, Jr., IF; Taylor Secemski, Jr., P.

Scottsdale Christian:  Kenzie Cote, Sr., IF; Annie Fouts, Jr., OF; Erin Hayes, So., IF.

Seton Catholic:   Madison Austin, Jr., P/OF; Bri Britcher, Sr., IF/OF; Crystal Lopez, Sr., C; Courtney Rodriguez, Jr., IF.

Skyline:  Reba DePriest, Sr., P; Jenny Willis, Sr., IF; Sella Gonzalez, Sr., IF; Shannon Duel, Sr., IF.

St. Mary’s:  Ariel Armandariz, Sr., C; Keanna Lomelli, Sr., IF;

Tempe Prep:  Monica LeBeau, Jr., C/IF;

Valley Christian:  Samantha Franks, Jr., IF; Larae Hunt, So, IF; Ashley Titus, Sr., IF;

Williams Field:   Kaylie Brittain, Sr., C/IF; Brittany Heyer, So., IF; Dakota Keipert, Jr., IF; Ashlee Malone, Sr., IF.

Xavier:  Katie Appelbe, Sr., C; Emma Bogart, Sr., IF; Sarah Stengel, Sr., IF; Amity Tello, Sr., IF.

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