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FloSoftball recognizes the top athletes from 2019 PGF 18U Platin Nationals with the help of SoCal Sidelines Carlos Arias.
These athletes displayed tremendous grit, determination, and consistency throughout the toughest week of summer.
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Maren Judisch, Iowa Premier Gold
The Baylor-committed 2020 P went 4-0 with a save, a 1.17 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 30 innings, while allowing five total runs and eight walks to lead Iowa Premier Gold to the PGF 18U Platinum national championship. She had a no-hitter going into the sixth inning of the championship game against Select Fastpitch and settled for a 3-hit complete game with six strikeouts.
Ella McVey, Iowa Premier Gold
The Michigan-committed 2021 2B was clutch throughout the entire tournament, batting .400 with 11 hits, eight runs scored and 12 stolen bases to go along with error-free defense at second base. She finished with three game-winning hits, including in the quarterfinals and semifinals.
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Emma Kauf, Iowa Premier Gold
The Georgia Tech-bound C batted .405 with 13 hits, four doubles, a triple, seven RBIs, 11 runs scored and she caught every game in bracket play and gunned down five potential base stealers and back-picked one runner at first base.
Emily Wood, Iowa Premier Gold
The uncommitted 2021 speedster batted .440 with 11 hits, a triple, nine runs scored and 17 stolen bases. She was a lockdown defender in CF, making three diving catches throughout the week.
Jordan Weber, Select Fastpitch
The Missouri-bound pitcher struck out 51 in 45 innings and picked up two saves to help the Kansas-based organization reach the PGF 18U Platinum national title game.
Grace Banes, Select Fastpitch
The Iowa-committed 2020 MIF/OF hit .432 with a 1.245 OPS, a homer, a triple, two doubles, two stolen bases, nine RBIs and she played outstanding defense.
Chantice Phillips, Select Fastpitch
The Missouri-committed 2020 OF hit .400 with a .571 on-base percentage, a double and a homer for Select Fastpitch.
Anna Reed, Central Cal Dirtdogs-Gorton
The uncommitted 2020 RHP went 2-1 with a 1.15 ERA to help the Dirtdogs to a third-place finish at PGF.
Marissa Montelongo, Central Cal Dirtdogs-Gorton
The St. Mary's-committed 2020 MIF batted .444 with a homer, five doubles, six RBIs and seven stolen bases for the Dirtdogs.
Staci Chambers, Breakers Labs Blue
The Cal State Fullerton-committed 2020 P/DP/1B went 4-2 with a 0.91 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 38.2 innings and she batted .368 with five RBIs to help the Breakers finish tied for third place at PGF..
Alyssa Vilke, Breakers Labs Blue
The San Diego State-bound OF/DP hit .500 with a .552 on-base percentage, .885 slugging percentage and 1.436 OPS for the Breakers.
Rylie Hamilton, So Cal Choppers-Renteria
The 2020 Southern Illinois-commit batted .526, going 16 for 31 with a .710 slugging percentage, two doubles, three triples and scored 13 runs and defensively she completed three double plays in addition to 27 put-outs and 15 assists.
Hope Hartle, So Cal Choppers-Renteria
The uncommitted 2020 2B had a game-winning homer in a 3-1 win over Lady Hustle and batted .414, going 12 for 29 with six doubles, a homer, 12 RBIs with a .677 slugging percentage. She also had a 1.00 fielding percentage, helped turn three double plays to go along with 20 put-outs and 13 assists.
Riley Grigsby, AASA-Macias
The San Francisco State-committed 2020 2B/OF hit .519 with a .630 slugging percentage for AASA.
Sarah Reineman, AASA-Macias
The UC Davis-committed 2020 pitcher struck out 14 in 23.1 innings to help AASA to a fifth-place finish at PGF.
Haley Wynn, BATS Academy-Graves
The Ball State-bound UT hit .512 with 21 hits, 10 runs scored and 10 RBIs to help BATS Academy finish tied for seventh place at PGF.
Samantha Saloun, BATS Academy-Graves
The Green Bay-committed 2020 C batted .436 with 17 hits and 14 RBIs for BATS Academy.
Annika Johnson, BATS Academy-Graves
The Toldeo-committed 2020 pitcher went 5-2 with a 1.44 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 48.2 innings for BATS Academy.
Marti Rhinehart, AASA-Merrida
The San Francisco State-bound OF hit .423 with a 1.080 OPS, two triples and six RBIs as AASA-Merrida finished tied for seventh place at PGF.
Brittany Steenbergen, AASA-Merrida
The Concordia Irvine-bound pitcher struck out 34 and walked four in 36 innings, finishing with a 1.17 ERA for AASA-Merrida.
Emma Bullard, Arizona Athletics
The Houston-committed 2020 SS hit .500 with a .630 on-base percentage, 10 hits and six runs scored for the Athletics.
Spencer Prigge, Arizona Athletics
The Arkansas-committed 2021 3B batted .500 with a double, a triple, three homers, five RBIs and eight runs scored to help the Athletics finish tied for ninth place at PGF.
Lani Paragas, So Cal 3D
The uncommitted 2021 MIF/OF hit .391 with a .481 on-base percentage as So Cal 3D finished tied for ninth place at PGF.
Hannah Becerra, So Cal Athletics-Garcia
The Cal State Fullerton-committed 2020 SS batted .600 with a .655 on-base percentage, five doubles, three triples, a homer, two stolen bases and 11 RBIs to help the So Cal A's finish tied for ninth place at PGF.
Rachel Sabourin, Colorado Angels-Quimby
The Hawaii-bound SS batted .458 with a .833 slugging percentage, six doubles, a triple, a homer and nine RBIs to help the Colorado Angels place ninth at PGF.