Here’s the Arizona Republic’s 2020 preseason high school softball All-Arizona team, plus others to watch this season:
All-Arizona Preseason Softball Team
Morgan Smith, Phoenix Pinnacle, Sr.
Signed with LSU, she was 15-0 with a .90 ERA and batted .591 with 40 hits and 38 RBI on the runner-up 6A team.
Alyssa Aguilar, Catholic from Tucson Salpointe, Jr.
She won 22 games and struck out 198, while posting a 1.92 ERA, leading the Lancers to the 4A crown.
Caitlyn Neal, Prescott Valley Bradshaw Mountain, Sr.
Tremendous speed and good pitching changes, and an outstanding hitter, signed with Nebraska.
Loganne Stepp, Chandler Hamilton, Jr.
Another great two-way player who has one of the best lifters in the state.
Jocelyn Erickson, Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor, So.
Already committed to Oklahoma, she hit eight homers and had 50 runs helping the Eagles win the 6A state title.
Rylee Holtorf, Sandra Day O’Connor, Jr.
Committed to Washington, she made All-Arizona last season when she hit 13 homers and drove in 43 runs for the state champions.
Viviana Martinez, Tolleson, So.
One of the best shortstops in the country, she signed up for Oregon.
Carlie Scupin, Tucson, Sr.
She hit .683 with 43 hits and 41 RBIs on a 6A team that won 16 of its last 17 games last year.
Spencer Prigge, Phoenix Horizon, Jr.
There was no sophomore slump after hitting 11 homers with a .603 batting average his freshman year. Followed last year by hitting .544 with 11 home runs and 44 RBIs.
Madisen Duryea, Bradshaw Mountain, Sr.
A career .486 hitter with 144 hits and 141 RBIs in her first three college seasons.
Katie Donahey, Phoenix Xavier, Sr.
Yale’s committed center fielder provides senior leadership for a young and talented team.
Marissa Llamas, Phoenix St. Mary’s, Jr.
Made a splash in her sophomore year when she hit nearly .663 with 67 hits, 53 runs scored and 21 RBI in 30 games for the 16-14-1 Knights.
Bub Feringa, Glendale Cactus, Jr.
A go-to pitcher and clutch hitter, she helped Cactus advance to the 4A State Finals last year.
Kaytlin Leyvas, Cactus, Sr.
Great clutch bat who is an exceptional catcher, she signed with Grand Canyon.
Others to watch out for:
Anjolee Aguilar-Beaucage, Salpoite Catholic, OF, Sr.; Aaliyah Alvarado, Williams, INF, Jr.; Brylee Bilger, Paradise Honors, C, Jr.; Vanessa Brink, Tucson Empire, P, Jr.; Madison Chappell, Holbrook, SS, Sr.; Addie Clark, Show Low, OF, Jr.; Emily Darwin, Benson, INF, Jr.; Teagan Dobson, Hamilton, INF, Sr.; Bridget Donahey, Xavier, INF, So. ; McKayla Donahoo, Mesa Red Mountain, SS/P, Sr.; Krista Francia, Paradise Honors, P/INF, So. ; Jazlyn Grice, Globe, DE, So. ; Jacie Hambrick, Bradshaw Mountain, P, Sr.; Megan Hedlund, Boulder Creek, INF, Sr.; Chloe Hibbard, River Valley, P, Jr.; Madison Hinojos, Goodyear Trivium Prep, INF/OF, Sr.; Jenna Kobernick, Queen Creek Casteel, C, Jr.; Melia Hecht, Casteel, OF, Jr.; Halle Hogan, Buckeye, INF, So.; Samantha Holbert, Gilbert Mesquite, C, Sr.; Jayden John, Williams Field, Sr.; Judge Maddie, Ironwood Ridge, INF, Sr.; Kayla Kieth, Ironwood Ridge, C, Sr.; Caelan Koch, Scottsdale Saguaro, P, Sr.; Sophia Lishner, Casteel, P, Sr.; Gianna Memoli, Mesquite, SS, Jr.; Moira “Mo” Mesola, Surprise Valley Vista, U, Sr.; Brooke Piazza, Saguaro, C, Sr.; Alannah Rogers, Surprise Willow Canyon, U, So.; Shelby Thompson, Oro Valley Ironwood Ridge, P, Sr.; Alyssa Tinnin, Vista Grande, P, So. ; Alexis Tsosie-Hood, Window Rock, INF, So.; Kristiana Watson, Tucson Amphitheater, INF, Sr.; Danielle Wilson, O’Connor, P, Sr.
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