Top Hitters, Pitchers, & Base Stealers To Watch At Judi Garman

2018 FloSoftball Live Event Season Has Arrived

Second-ranked Florida, No. 8 Baylor, No. 18 Louisiana, No. 25 Michigan, and more are venturing west in an effort to climb the RPI ranks and compete against the nation’s best at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, California, this week. 

We’ve put together a scouting report identifying the tournament's top hitters, pitchers, and base stealers to watch LIVE on FloSoftball. The Judi Garman Classic gets underway Thursday and wraps up competition Sunday at Anderson Family Field.

Top Pitchers To Watch

Florida's Kelly Barnhill is mowing down hitters week after week and holds the No. 6 spot in the country in strikeouts. One of the hardest throwers in the country, Barnhill's windup is terrifying. Her rise ball induces hitters to swing, adding to the junior's strikeout total. 

Give Gia Rodoni the ball. Softball critiques like myself were skeptical about the Baylor junior filling the shoes of Kelsee Selman, who logged in the majority of innings for the Bears last season, but Rodoni has proved everyone wrong. Holding an ERA under 1.00, Rodoni is handling business in the circle with a flawless 5-0 record.

Michigan freshman phenom Meghan Beaubien is showing incredible promise for the future of the Wolverines. Beaubien was named both Big Ten Freshman of the Week and Pitcher of the Week for the second straight week, posting a 0.00 ERA during that time span. Can she keep the streak alive against Baylor and Louisiana? 

Name
College
YR
era
so
 b/avg
Kelly Barnhill
Florida
JR
.30
74
.085
Gia Rodoni
Baylor
JR
.50
39
.116
Meghan Beaubien
Michigan
FR
.53
57
.115
Aleshia Ocasio
Florida
SR
.90
41
.187
Kristina Zalewski
Michigan State
SR
.93
33
.204
Maddy Dwyer
Stanford
FR
.99
40
.215
Summer Ellyson
Louisiana
SO
1.59
46
.176
Hannah Bandimere
LMU
JR
1.79
33
.231
Allison Doocy
Iowa
SO
2.01
26
.240
Bridgette Rainey
Michigan State
SR
2.15
45
.231
Taylor Dockins
CSUF
FR
2.24
16
.254
Haley Wiseman
Charlotte
SR
2.36
58
.209
Lindsey Chalmers
Cal Poly
SR
3.61
23
.273
Tiffany Kennedy-Cummings
Fresno State
JR
3.79
24
.301

Top Hitters To Watch

Out of all of the players coming to Judi Garman, did you know that the top RBI producer is a Stanford Cardinal? Montana Dixon is tearing it up and Jessica Allister and staff are loving it. Along with her team-high 20 RBIs, the Cardinal's starting catcher works with ace Maddy Dwyer to make one killer battery.

Don’t you just love the way Amanda Lorenz annihilates the ball? The junior outfielder leads the Florida Gators in RBIs and displays tremendous power to the gaps. 

Oklahoma transfer Alissa Dalton is also off to a great start for Louisiana batting .426 and leading the team in steals. 

At Judi Garman, I’m predicting an 80 percent chance of more dingers because why not? 

Name
College
YR
Avg
2B
HR
RBI
ob%
Montana Dixon
Stanford
SO
.340
4
3
20
.433
Amanda Lorenz
Florida
JR
.444
10
1
18
.523
Kayli Kvistad
Florida
SR
.308
4
1
16
.532
Jordan Matthews
Florida
FR
.341
1
2
15
.460
Haley Pace
Charlotte
SR
.442
2
1
13
.449
Savannah McHellon
Fresno State
SR
.366

5
12
.438
Alissa Dalton
Louisiana
SO
.426
2
1
11
.436
Hayleigh Galvan
Fresno State
SO
.333
1
4
11
.524
Beth Ashley
Louisiana
SO
.318
4
1
10
.375
Shelby Friudenberg
Baylor
SR
.296
2

10
.333
Aidan Falk
Michigan
SR
.263
2
2
10
.300
Kelcey Carrasco
Michigan State
SO
.235
3
1
10
.278
Carlee Wallace
Baylor
SR
.522
1
1
9
.621
Jessie Scroggins
Baylor
SR
.548
3

8
.563
Ebonee Echols
Michigan State
JR
.409
4

8
.458
Ari Williams
CSUF
JR
.342


8
.409
Alyssa Horeczko
Stanford
SO
.421


7
.459
Mallory Killian
Iowa
JR
.389
2
1
6
.556
Irma Sanchez
LMU
SR
.340
6

6
.392
Chelsea Convissar
Cal Poly
SR
.362
2
1
5
.434

Top Base Stealers To Watch

It's about time the speedsters get some love. Cal State Fullerton right fielder Brooke Clemetson heads into Judi Garman as the leading base stealer and will definitely make the highlight reel this weekend. She's followed by Louisiana's Kara Gremillion and Teaghan Cowles. 

Name
College
YR
avg
2B
3B
ob%
sb
Brooke Clemetson
CSUF
SR
.316


.458
12
Kara Gremillion
Louisiana
JR
.341
1

.423
9
Teaghan Cowles
Stanford
SO
.379
4
2
.419
9
Miranda Rohleder
Fresno State
SO
.341
1
4
.462
7
Aralee Bogar
Iowa
FR
.389
2

.333
7
Haley Pace
Charlotte
SR
.442
2

.449
6
Jessie Scroggins
Baylor
SR
.548
3

.563
5
Nicole DeWitt
Florida
SR
.326
5
1
.460
4
Natalie Peters
Michigan
SR
.257
1

.316
4

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