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2013 softball preview: Top players to watch

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TOP FIVE O.C. PLAYERS TO WATCH

Sammy Cordova, Edison, Pitcher, Sr.

Cordova, who has committed to Utah, put together one of the most dominant pitching performances in Edison history last season. She went 25-5 with a 0.88 ERA and 186 strikeouts in 192 innings. She recorded 14 shutouts, including three in the playoffs to lead the Chargers to the CIF-SS Division 1 semifinals.

Nicole DeWitt, Pacifica, Infielder, Jr.

DeWitt, who has committed to Florida, had one of the best offensive seasons during the regular season and that came against some of the best pitching in the nation. She hit .488 with nine doubles, eight homers, 41 runs and 24 RBI and she had nine stolen bases.

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Megan Geer, Los Alamitos, 2B/OF, Senior

Geer is one of the best clutch hitters in the county and she has big-game experience. She plays for the So Cal A's, who have won the past three Premier Girls Fastpitch national championships. Geer hits for power and average and is a big reason the Griffins are expected to be in contention for the Sunset League and Division 1 titles.

Jade Vecvanags, Orange Lutheran, P/OF, Sr.

Vecvanags, who committed to Illinois, put up huge numbers at the plate and as part of Orange Lutheran's 1-2 punch at pitcher. She hit .407 with 10 homers, five doubles, two triples, 25 runs and 26 RBI. In the circle, she was 16-1 with a 0.86 ERA and 155 strikeouts in 114 innings.

Karley Wester, Edison, CF/IB/3B, Sr.

Wester has been a fixture on the All-County team since her sophomore year. She is one of the most dangerous leadoff hitters in the country because of her speed. She hits for power and average. And she is one of the best leaders in the county. Wester hit .406 with 36 runs and 23 stolen bases last season.

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TOP JUNIORS

Tera Blanco, Marina, Jr., P

Hayley Copeland, Esperanza, Jr., P

Sydney Lahners, Laguna Hills, Jr., P/1B

Jenavee Peres, Garden Grove, Jr., C

Taylor Swearingen, Canyon, Jr., 3B/1B/OF


TOP SOPHOMORES

Kaley Winegarner, Pacifica, So., P

Taylor McQuillin, Mission Viejo, So., P

Marshaylee Knighten, Sunny Hills, So., SS/2B

Alyssa Palomino, Mission Viejo, So., 1B/RF

Paulina Anasis, Canyon, So., SS/3B

TOP FRESHMEN

Dejah Mulipola, Pacifica, Fr., C/OF/DP

Jenna Cone, Santa Margarita, Fr., C

Mackenzie Boesel, Orange Lutheran, Fr., SS

Hailey Jensen, Brea Olinda, Fr., C/3B

Kristina Inouye, Huntington Beach, Fr., 2B/SS/OF

OTHER PLAYERS TO WATCH

Samantha Agamaite, Marina, Sr., 3B/C

Emily Brucelas, Fountain Valley, Sr., SS

Faith Canfield, Pacifica, So., INF/OF/UT

Kaylee Carlson, Pacifica, Jr., P

Bryanna Castro, Esperanza, Jr., OF/SS

Vanessa Ciocatto, La Habra, Sr., P

Jayme Cone, Santa Margarita, So., P

Taylor Covington, Los Alamitos, So., P

Melanie Coyne, Calvary Chapel, Sr., P/Inf

Erika Crissman, Los Alamitos, Sr., LF

Nicole Demille, La Habra, Sr., OF/C

Katya Duvall, Pacifica, So., P

Kaitlin Estes, Calvary Chapel, Jr., INF

Kimberlee Estes, Calvary Chapel, Jr., INF/OF

Alysha Everett, Mission Viejo, Jr., CF/1B

Alex Finie, Los Alamitos, Sr., 3B

Kaitlin Fitzgerald, Rosary, Sr., 3B

Andie Formby, Mater Dei, Jr., P/1B

Alex Formby, Mater Dei, Jr., P/1B

Kelsey Fredericks, Foothill, Sr., P

Chelsea Gonzales, Rosary, Sr., SS

Kira Griswold, Beckman, Jr., P/OF

Cassidy Gustafson, Trabuco Hills, Sr., P/3B

Hailey Hilburn, Canyon, So., P/Inf

Brittany Hitchcock, Ocean View, Sr., P

Marjani Knighten, Sunny Hills, Sr., 3B/SS

Infinity Laufou, Los Alamitos, Jr., SS

Rebecca Lee, Pacifica, Sr., 1B/DP

Racquel Manzo, La Habra, So., RF/3B

Brooke Marquez, Pacifica, Jr., 2B/UT

Sydney McCollum, Marina, So., SS

Megan McCune, El Modena, So., P

Devin Montgomery, Orange Lutheran, Sr., 2B/OF

Hope Moreno, La Habra, Jr., 3B/1B

Riley Nahrwold, Sunny Hills, Jr., P

Katie Neary, Los Alamitos, So., P

Ashley Ramirez, Segerstrom, Jr., P/1B

Ruby Rivera, Pacifica, Sr., SS/3B/UT

Ashley Ross, Cypress, So., P/3B/1B

Maddie Roth, Esperanza, So., C

Olivia Sandusky, Orange Lutheran, Sr., OF/1B

Rachel Sellers, Los Alamitos, Jr., C

Isabel Serrano, Rosary, Sr., OF

Chloe Sharabba, Aliso Niguel, Jr., SS

Brynley Steele, Esperanza, Jr., 3B/C

Molly Sturdivant, El Modena, So., UT

Hannah Thieroff, Capistrano Valley, So., P/1B/3B

Nicolette Udria, Mater Dei, Sr., SS/3B

Reece Vanderhoff, El Modena, Jr., Inf

Amanda Vargas, Tesoro, Jr., SS/2B

Mikaela Viloria, El Modena, Sr., OF

Ali Wester, Edison, So., 2B/CF

Lea Wodach, Tesoro, Jr., C/1B/OF

Victoria Zamora, El Modena, Jr., C/Inf


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