Chelsea Cohen (Reed): A senior at the University of Arkansas, Cohen accumulated a 13-8 record through 32 appearances and 22 starts. Cohen’s ERA was a 3.26 after allowing 60 earned runs in 129 innings. She struck out 135 batters while walking 60. She completed 11 games and had one save. Arkansas went to Oklahoma as the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament Regional. The Sooners are the tournament’s No. 1 overall seed.
Ashley Decker (Spanish Springs): Decker is also gearing up for the NCAA Tournament with Cal. The junior is splitting time in the outfield. She has played in 38 games, making 28 starts. She is hitting .190 with 15 base hits and 14 runs. Her fielding percentage is .963. Cal was the No. 1 seed overall in last year’s NCAA Tournament and finished third at the WCWS, but is at eighth-seeded Michigan this spring for Regional play.
Karley Hopkins (Spanish Springs): The Nevada softball team finished with a 30-23 record. Leading the way at the plate was Hopkins. The junior infielder rapped out 73 hits for a .392 batting average as she started in all 53 games. Hopkins scored 45 runs and drove in 34 more. Her .455 on-base percentage and .511 slugging percentage were also impressive.
Karlyn Jones (Spanish Springs): Jones spent the most time in the circle for Nevada. The junior right-hander finished with a 17-10 record after making 32 appearances and 22 starts. She also had two saves, while throwing 19 complete games and four shutouts. She had a 3.45 ERA. In 168.1 innings, Jones had 134 strikeouts and 26 walks.
Brooke Silva (Reed): Silva recently completed her junior season at Weber State, playing in all 48 games and starting 46 times. She led the team with 40 hits, recording a .274 batting average. Silva also was tops on the Wildcats with 20 runs scored, eight doubles, three home runs and 21 RBI.
Karly Hall (Spanish Springs): Hall concluded her career at Feather River College by hitting .469 in 31 games. Of Hall’s team-high 45 hits, 11 went for doubles and four were home runs, leading to a .708 slugging percentage. Hall drove in 31 runs and scored 31 of her own.
Danica Arterburn (Spanish Springs): In her sophomore year at Cal State Monterey Bay, Arterburn made 40 appearances, including 23 starts. Her batting average was .197 ands scored nine runs to go with four RBI. In the circle, she made four starts out of 11 appearances. Arterburn recorded a 2-1 record with a 3.68 ERA in 32 1-3 innings pitched.
Makaela Moore (Reed): Moore started in all 42 games for Doane College. The freshman batted .269 with six home runs, 29 RBI and 26 runs scored. She had a .487 slugging percentage. Moore drew 15 walks to help bring up her on-base percentage to .360 on the year.
Cori Gammon (Reed): Gammon started in 37 games this year for Montana State University-Billings, where she batted .204. She scored 15 runs and had seven RBI. Teammate and former SSHS standout Bella Rovens was red shirted this season.
Julianna Waller (Spanish Springs): In her first year with Feather River, Waller was a dual threat. She had a 14-3 record in the circle with a 2.04 ERA. She had 52 strikeouts and 32 walks in 92.1 innings of work. At the plate, she hit .353 with 13 runs scored and six RBI.
Sydney Darby (Spanish Springs): In her freshman season with Western Nevada College softball, Darby blew up in a big way. In 47 games, Darby led the team with 49 hits and was second with a .340 batting average. Her team-leading 13 home runs helped lead to a .667 slugging percentage. Darby also led the Wildcats with 38 RBI.
Andi Lee (Reed): Also at Western Nevada College, Lee finished her freshman campaign with a .259 batting average. She led the team with seven doubles to go along with a triple and three home runs. Lee knocked in 15 runs and scored 17.
Gianna Schauer (Spanish Springs): Schauer struggled as the Union College Bulldogs’ No. 2 pitcher this year. She went 5-14 with a 7.16 ERA in her freshman season. She did have an 11-strikeout performance in a complete-game victory over Montreat (N.C.).
Casey Yocom (Reed): Yocom made 15 starts in his first season with national powerhouse LSU last season, but he has seen very little time on the field as a senior. He’s batting .217 in only 23 at-bats. He was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll a year ago. Still, Yocom is part of the No. 2 ranked-program in the nation and one of the favorites to win the College World Series come postseason time.
Adam Miller (Spanish Springs): After batting only .217 last year with Jacksonville State, Miller has stepped up in his senior season. So far, Miller has made 37 starts in the 44 games in which he appeared. He’s hitting .278 with 22 runs and 18 RBI. He also went yard twice. Miller has only committed three errors on the season for a .990 fielding percentage. Jacksonville State will play in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament next week.
Alex Vetter (Spanish Springs): Vetter transferred to South Florida after two years at Feather River College. The junior made seven appearances for the Bulls, including one start. While he only allowed two earned runs in 8 2-3 innings on the mound for an impressive 2.08 ERA, it might have been more impressive how he avoided more damage to his stat line. He gave up 13 hits and 10 walks, while only striking out three in the 8 2-3 innings. Opposing batters hit .361 against him. South Florida will take its 17-7 conference record into the Big East Tournament starting Wednesday.
Tanner Oates (Spanish Springs): Oates saw limited action with Willamette University during his sophomore campaign. He started in 12 games and hit .255 at the plate. Of his 12 hits, two were home runs. He knocked in eight runs and scored eight.
Jake Bray (Spanish Springs): In his first season with Feather River, Bray has helped lead the Golden Eagles to the playoffs. He is tops on the team with a .372 batting average, a .441 on-base percentage and a .527 slugging percentage. Bray has 55 hits in 37 games to go with 22 RBI and 26 runs scored. On the mound, he has made nine relief appearances. He is 3-0 with three saves and a paltry 0.77 ERA.
Sullivan Stevens (Spanish Springs): Stevens, a junior at Southern Oregon University, helped the Raiders claim their conference championship in men’s track. He ran the first leg of the winning 4x100m relay and won the 110-meter hurdles race. He followed that up with a pair of close second-place finishes in the 100 meters and the 400-meter hurdles. He finished the 400m hurdles race in 53.78 seconds to claim an automatic NAIA qualifier in the event.
Justus Mora (Spanish Springs): Mora recently completed his junior season at Bakersfield University. Mora placed sixth in the 100-meter dash at the Great West Conference Championships with a time of 10.96 seconds. Mora helped the 4x100m relay team claim fifth with a time of 45.26. He was also part of the sixth-place 4x400m relay squad (3:37.72).