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All-City High School Softball Team

The best high school softball players in the city of Lubbock

Posted: June 9, 2012 - 11:39pm  |  Updated: June 10, 2012 - 12:42am
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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal 2012 All-City Softball team member Lauren Heinrich (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Stephen Spillman)    Stephen Spillman
Stephen Spillman
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal 2012 All-City Softball team member Lauren Heinrich (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Stephen Spillman)

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Lauren Heinrich
Sr., Cooper

Heinrich led the Lady Pirates with a .517 average, .839 slugging average, six home runs and 60 RBIs. She also led the way pitching with a 21-5 record and 204 strikeouts in 148 innings. She has signed with West Texas A&M.

PITCHER OF THE YEAR

Kristin Tijerina
Sr., Coronado

In her first season as Coronado’s No. 1 pitcher, Tijerina went 28-4, setting a program record for wins. She had a 2.27 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 1881/3 innings. She has signed with Independence (Kan.) Community College.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Kelly Robinson

Lubbock Christian High

After a third straight district title and a fifth consecutive appearance in the regional finals, Robinson led the Lady Eagles to the TAPPS Class 3A state tournament — the first softball team in the A-J’s circulation area to reach state.

PITCHER

Ashton Bell
Sr., Frenship

Bell has been a four-year starter for the Tigers and stood out in the circle and at the plate this season. She went 11-4 with a 1.62 ERA and 125 strikeouts to help Frenship reach the Region I-4A semifinals. She batted a team-best .534 with a .647 on-base percentage. She will play at LCU next season.

PITCHER

Gabby Gloria
Jr., Estacado

The junior led the South Plains this season with 284 strikeouts. She went 18-10 with a 2.78 ERA. Gloria, who was the District 2-3A offensive MVP, batted .618 in the leadoff spot with 33 runs scored, 19 RBIs, 14 doubles and a pair of home runs.

CATCHER

Hannah Limmer
Sr., Cooper

The four-year starter batted .492 with a team-best 1.259 OPS. Limmer drove in 48 runs, scored 48 and hit three home runs. She also had a .976 fielding percentage. Limmer has signed with West Texas A&M.

CATCHER

Tori Ruiz
Sr., Coronado

Ruiz cranked a team-high 11 home runs to help propel Coronado into its fifth Region I-5A semifinals. The senior batted .459 with 32 runs scored, 54 RBIs, 15 doubles and a .988 fielding percentage. She will play at Odessa College.

FIRST BASE

Amanda Oatis
Sr., Coronado

Oatis played one year on the Coronado varsity after transferring from Midland Lee and spending a season on the Lady Mustangs’ JV. She made a big impact this year, though, batting .472 with eight homers, 13 doubles and 48 RBIs. She has signed with Midland College.

SECOND BASE

Ciarra Galindo
Sr., Coronado

Galindo was the District 2-5A offensive player of the year after hitting .508 with 48 runs scored, 59 RBIs, 17 doubles and three home runs. She was one of the top fielders on the team the last four years and made only four errors this season. She is Odessa College bound.

THIRD BASE

Avery Branson
Sr., Lubbock Christian High

Branson was one of the driving forces behind the Lady Eagles’ run to the state tournament. She was the TAPPS District 1-3A player of the year after hitting .504 with a school record 64 RBIs. She also had 14 doubles, four triples and two home runs.

SHORTSTOP

Katlin Reed
Sr., Coronad
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One of the best hitters in Lubbock, Reed batted .460 with 60 runs scored, 17 doubles, four homers and 49 RBIs. She was the District 2-5A MVP and made only one error in 12 league games. She will play at Lubbock Christian University next season.

OUTFIELDER

Lani Munoz
Sr., Coronado

Munoz was a defensive stalwart for four years in center field and made only one error this season. The slap hitter batted .357 with 58 runs scored, eight doubles and four triples. She has signed with Howard College.

OUTFIELDER

Pam Pence
Soph., Cooper

Pence made things happen for Cooper at the top of the order, batting .400 with a .511 on-base percentage. She had 11 stolen bases and 57 runs scored. The sophomore was also nearly perfect in center field, making only one error.

OUTFIELDER

Megan Fischer
Jr., Frenship

The District 3-4A player of the year, Fischer batted .500 with 40 RBIs and 39 runs scored. With 10 home runs and 14 doubles, more than half of her hits went for extra bases. She also walked 14 times to help amass a .575 on-base percentage.

UTILITY

Hunter Bernal
Sr., Shallowater

Bernal led the South Plains with 71 RBIs. She batted .600 with 17 doubles, 10 triples and four home runs. Bernal was a first-team all-District 2-3A selection and helped lead Shallowater to the area round of the playoffs. She signed with LCU.

DESIGNATED PLAYER

Kim Guesnier
Sr., Monterey

Guesnier provided a steady bat in the middle of Monterey’s lineup. The senior shortstop batted .424 with a .697 slugging average. She cranked eight doubles, five homers and drove in a team-best 38 runs.

Second Team

Pitcher: Mallory Villegas, Sr., Monterey

Pitcher: Rubi Moreno, Jr., Frenship

Catcher: Charlsi Brawley, Sr., Shallowater

Catcher: Claudia Hernandez, Jr., Monterey

First base: Maci Sanders, Sr., Shallowater

Second base: Sydney Roberts, Sr., LCHS

Third base: Jessica Martinez, Jr., Estacado

Shortstop: Summer Petrie, Sr., Lubbock Christian High

Outfield: Ally Pouria, Sr., Frenship; Brittany Martinez, Sr., Monterey; Christina Cruz, Sr., Roosevelt

Utility: Marcie Kissko, Jr., Lubbock High

Designated player: Kalyn Bednarz, Sr., Cooper

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