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Spring 2019 All-Courier team: Softball
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Bradshaw Mountain’s Caitlynn Neal had two homers as the Bears take on Coconino in a rain makeup game Monday, March 25 in Prescott Valley.  Neal was choses as Player of the Year by The Daily Courier as part of its Spring 2019 All-Courier team selections. (Les Stukenberg/Courier, file)

Bradshaw Mountain’s Caitlynn Neal had two homers as the Bears take on Coconino in a rain makeup game Monday, March 25 in Prescott Valley. Neal was choses as Player of the Year by The Daily Courier as part of its Spring 2019 All-Courier team selections. (Les Stukenberg/Courier, file)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below are our picks for the 2019 Spring All-Courier Team. Congratulations to each player on a great spring season.

All-Courier Player of the Year: Caitlynn Neal, junior pitcher/shortstop, Bradshaw Mountain: Neal was one of the superstars for the Bradshaw Mountain softball team in 2019. At the plate, Neal hit a team-high .641 (75 for 117) with a team-best 24 doubles, four triples and nine home runs, 45 RBIs, 68 runs scored and 27 stolen bases. She also tallied a team-high 1.819 OPS and 1.145 slugging percentage in 37 games. In the pitcher’s circle, Neal compiled a 19-1 record in 23 appearances with a team-best 204 strikeouts and a miniscule 0.66 ERA. She won all 19 of her starts, tossing three perfect games, four complete games, 11 shutouts and five no-hitters. When she wasn’t pitching, Neal played shortstop. Neal helped lead the Bears to a 34-3 overall record, a 4A Grand Canyon region title and a coveted spot in the state semifinals.

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Bradshaw Mountain’s Jacie Hambrick delivers a pitch in relief as the Bears host Canyon del Oro in the second round of the AIA State Tournament in Prescott Valley Thursday, May 2. Hambirck was selected to The Daily Courier’s Spring 2019 All-Courier softball team. (Les Stukenberg/Courier, file)

C – Angelina Kirkpatrick, senior, Chino Valley: 3A All-West region Second Team selection. Hit .347 (26 for 75) with three doubles, three triples and a team-best seven homers, a 1.139 OPS and four stolen bases in 29 games. Had a team-best .949 fielding percentage.

1B – Francesca Larson, senior, Prescott: 4A All-Grand Canyon region First Team selection. Larson hit .523 (34 for 65) with a team-best 11 doubles, a triple, a homer, a team-high 29 RBIs, 20 runs scored and a Badgers best 1.366 OPS in 21 games. She tacked on seven stolen bases.

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Prescott's Francesca Larson fields a bunt as the Badgers host Coconino in softball Thursday, March 29, 2018. Larson was selected to The Daily Courier's Spring 2019 All-Courier softball team. (Les Stukenberg/Courier, file)

2B/P – Jacey Buchanan, junior, Chino Valley: 3A All-West region First Team selection. Batted .430 (37 for 86) with five doubles, three triples, 16 RBIs, a team-high 39 runs scored, a 1.063 OPS and a team-best 21 stolen bases.

SS/P – Jacie Hambrick, junior, Bradshaw Mountain: 4A All-Conference Second Team selection; 4A All-Grand Canyon region First Team selection. The heavy-hitting Hambrick batted .455 (51 for 112) with 18 doubles, three triples, four homers, 11 stolen bases and a 1.285 OPS in 37 games. She recorded a .977 fielding percentage. In the pitcher’s circle, she went 15-2 with a 0.93 ERA, 11 shutouts, four complete games, two no-hitters, a perfect game and 185 strikeouts in 105-1/3 innings (22 appearances).

3B – Kassidy Outlaw, junior, Bradshaw Mountain: The Bears’ leadoff hitter often provided the spark for Bradshaw Mountain’s offense, tallying a .346 batting average (44 of 127) with five doubles, three homers, 21 RBIs and 42 runs scored in 37 games.

OF – Michelle Loveall, senior, Bagdad: 1A All-Conference First Team selection; 1A All-West region First Team selection; 1A All-West region Player of the Year. Batted .553 (47 for 85) with a team-high 12 doubles, a team-best 11 triples, five homers, a team-high 46 RBIs, a team-best 48 runs scored, nine stolen bases and a team-high 1.714 OPS in 24 games.

OF – Madisen Duryea, junior, Bradshaw Mountain: 4A All-Conference First Team selection; 4A All-Grand Canyon region First Team selection. Duryea, the 2018 All-Courier Player of the Year, hit .474 (55 for 116) with a team-high 13 homers, 10 doubles, three triples, a team-best 53 RBIs and 38 runs scored. She stole four bases. Defensively, she had a .941 fielding percentage.

OF/P – Gaby Colquitt, sophomore, Mayer: 1A All-Central region First Team selection. Hit .522 (36 for 69) with nine doubles, three triples, three homers, 29 RBIs, a team-best 44 runs scored, 37 stolen bases and a 1.477 OPS in 23 games. At pitcher, Gaby went 8-8 with a complete game and a team-best 99 strikeouts in 82 innings (21 appearances).

Honorable Mention

2B/SS – Tessa Eppele, senior, Prescott: 4A All-Grand Canyon region Honorable Mention selection. Batted .371 (23 for 62) with three doubles, a triple, 14 RBIs and nine runs scored in 19 games.

P/SS – Makayla Reyes, sophomore, Prescott: 4A All-Grand Canyon region Second Team selection. Hit .400 (28 for 70) with five doubles, a triple, three homers, 10 RBIs, 25 runs scored, 11 stolen bases and a 1.084 OPS in 21 games. At pitcher, Reyes went 2-6 in 11 starts with one complete game and a team-best 60 strikeouts in a team-high 71-2/3 innings.

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Chino Valley's Angelina Kirkpatrick hits a three-run homer as the Cougars play Pusch Ridge in the play-in round of the Arizona Interscholastic Association State Softball D3 Tournament Wednesday, April 24 in Chino Valley. Kirkpatrick was selected to The Daily Courier's Spring 2019 All-Courier softball team. (Les Stukenberg/Courier, file)

SS/P – Caitlynn Neal, junior, Bradshaw Mountain: 4A All-Conference First Team selection; 4A All-Grand Canyon region First Team selection; 4A All-Grand Canyon region Defensive Player of the Year.

SS/P – Jadyn Clawson, senior, Chino Valley: 3A All-West region First Team selection. Hit .388 (33 for 85) with four doubles, 29 RBIs, 23 runs scored and 19 stolen bases in 29 games. Had a .900 fielding percentage, helping to turn three double plays.

P/1B – Hope Neshem, sophomore, Bagdad: 1A All-West region First Team selection. Hit .333 (9 for 27) with two doubles, a triple, three homers, 10 RBIs, 11 runs scored and a 1.253 OPS in 18 games. On the pitcher’s slab, Neshem went 2-1 with a 5.77 ERA and a team-best 64 strikeouts in 47-1/3 innings (12 appearances).

SS/2B – Olivia Carpenter, senior, Bagdad: 1A All-West region First Team selection; 1A All-West region Defensive Player of the Year. Batted .385 (20 for 52) with three doubles, two triples, three homers, 21 RBIs, 25 runs scored, nine stolen bases and a 1.221 OPS in 19 games. Defensively, had an .841 fielding percentage.

LF – Mikelle Langston, senior, Bagdad: 1A All-Conference First Team selection; 1A All-West region First Team selection. Hit a team-best .575 (42 for 73) with nine doubles, five triples, four homers, 11 stolen bases and a 1.612 OPS in 23 games.

P/SS – Abbigail Colquitt, freshman, Mayer: 1A All-Central region First Team selection. Hit .521 (38 for 73) with a team-best 12 doubles, 25 RBIs, 27 runs scored, 15 stolen bases and a 1.364 OPS in 23 games. At pitcher, Abbigail went 3-3 with 26 strikeouts in 22-1/3 innings (11 appearances).

1B – Katie Stokes, senior, Mayer: 1A All-Central region First Team selection. Batted a team-best .657 (46 for 70) with a team-best 12 doubles, two triples, two homers, a team-high 35 RBIs, 28 runs scored, 20 stolen bases and a team-best 1.692 OPS in 23 games. Had a team-high .916 fielding percentage.

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