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All Courier Softball: The 2014 All-Courier Softball Team

PITCHERS

• Madison Rubio, junior, Bradshaw Mountain - Rubio did it all for the Lady Bears, both in the pitcher's circle and at the plate. Rubio took on most of the pitching load for Bradshaw, tallying nine wins, including two shutouts and five complete games. She threw a whopping 137-2/3 innings out of the 150-2/3 frames that the team played. She also notched 115 strikeouts. At the dish, she hit .321 (25-for-78) with 23 runs scored, 12 RBIs and 10 doubles in 26 games.

• Kendall Schwartz, freshman, Prescott - Schwartz proved that she was a freshman to be reckoned with this season, winning nine games in the pitching circle with a 2.36 ERA in 112-2/3 innings. At the plate, Schwartz hit .312 (24-for-77), scoring 14 runs with 15 RBIs in 26 games. For her efforts, she was named an All-Division 2, Section 5 first-team pick.

CATCHER

• Miquelle Pierce, freshman, Prescott - A second team All-Division 2, Section 5 pick, Pierce was phenomenal at the plate, hitting .395 (30-for-76) in the No. 3 hole. Her 21 RBIs were a team best and she ripped a Prescott-high 12 extra-base hits (seven doubles, four triples, one homer) in 27 games. She had a Lady Badgers' best .631 on-base percentage and also scored 16 runs.

INFIELDERS

• MacKenzie Delbridge, sophomore, Chino Valley - Delbridge, a first baseman, filled in admirably for Ludwig in the pitching circle when the latter was injured during the first half of the season. A fine contact hitter, she led the Lady Cougars in extra-base hits in the cleanup role.

• Nichole Paterno, junior, Bradshaw Mountain - Paterno, a first team All-D-2, Section 5 shortstop who was spectacular in the batter's box this season, registered a team-high .414 average (36-for-87) with a Lady Bears' best 16 extra-base hits (eight doubles, four triples and four homers), along with eight stolen bases. Her 30 RBIs and 36 runs scored also led the club. She struck out only four times with a team-best slugging percentage of .735 and eight stolen bases.

• Carly Ross, sophomore, Prescott - In 27 games this season, Ross, a shortstop, hit .366 with 30 hits, which tied for the team lead, to go along with 17 RBIs and a team-high 24 runs scored. She also had seven doubles and a triple. On the pitching slab, Ross compiled a 4-3 record with a 2.72 ERA in 10 appearances (54 innings). Ross picked up a save as well.

• Ashlynn Uvila, freshman, Prescott - A second baseman and the Lady Badgers' leadoff hitter, Uvila batted .338 (26-for-77) with 15 RBIs, five doubles and 22 runs scored. She struck out only five times and went 5-for-5 in stolen bases. Uvila sported a good glove, too. In 25 games, she had a .958 fielding percentage and committed just three errors.

OUTFIELDERS

• Taylee Cole, sophomore, Prescott - Named first team All-D-2, Section 5 and her team's MVP at the end of the season, Cole hit at an impressive .400 clip (22-for-55) in 20 games for the Lady Badgers. She had three doubles and a triple, scored 21 runs and tallied seven RBIs.

• Lacie Denny, senior, Bradshaw Mountain - Denny, a second team All-D-2, Section 5 pick as a utility player, hit .364 (24-for-66) with 22 runs scored in 23 games. She also had nine RBIs, two doubles and was 7-for-7 in stolen bases.

• Sydney Forray, junior, Prescott - A star center fielder and another second team All-D-2, Section 5 selection, Forray batted .381 (24-for-63) with two doubles, four triples and 13 runs scored in 26 games.

UTILITY

• Bailey Beuchat, freshman, Prescott - Like Ross, Beuchat, who's a third baseman, suited up for all 27 of Prescott's games in 2014 and sparkled at the dish. She compiled a .324 average (23-for-71) with 20 RBIs and 13 runs scored. She ripped nine doubles and a homer.

• Tina Fritts, senior, Bradshaw Mountain - A second team All-D-2, Section 5 selection, Fritts, a catcher, batted .342 (26-for-76) with 15 RBIs and 12 runs scored. She led the Lady Bears in doubles with 14 and an on-base-plus-slugging percentage of .985. Defensively, Fritts was decent, compiling a .980 fielding percentage with only three errors. She also caught nine runners stealing.

• Chelsey Ludwig, senior, Chino Valley - Ludwig bounced back rather quickly from a separated shoulder injury that she suffered during Chino Valley's varsity basketball season, pitching the Lady Cougars to several key wins behind a repertoire of deceptive offerings.

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