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2019 PGF Premier All-Tournament Team (8/9/19)

Allison Royalty led Athletics-Mercado to the PGF 18U Premier national championship. Photo/ExtraInningSoftball.


2019 PGF PREMIER ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM


(Compiled by Carlos Arias of SoCalSidelines/FloSoftball, Manny Alvarez of SoCalSidelines/FloSoftball and Brentt Eads of ExtraInningSoftball)

18U PREMIER

MVP PITCHER

Allison Royalty, Athletics-Mercado: The Arizona State-committed 2020 right-hander, went 4-0 with a 0.30 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 23.2 innings, tossed a one-hitter with 14 Ks to lead the Athletics to a 1-0 victory over Georgia Impact-Lewis in the PGF 18U Premier national championship game.

MVP PLAYER

Paige Smith, Athletics-Mercado: The Ole Miss-bound infielder has been a clutch hitter throughout her high school and club career, especially at Deanna Manning Stadium, the site of the PGF 18U Premier national title game where she knocked in the winning run with a double in the bottom of the sixth. She batted .444 with a homer, two doubles, five runs and five RBI at PGF.

ALL-TOURNAMENT

Ryleigh White, Athletics-Mercado: The reason the Athletics were so unstoppable at PGF was because they had a second dominant pitcher in White, a 2020 Tennessee-committed right-hander, who went 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 18.1 innings.

Val Pero, Athletics-Mercado: The Oregon State-bound catcher batted .313 with a homer and five RBIs and played stellar defense behind the plate for the Athletics.

Alex Salter, Georgia Impact-Lewis: The Alabama-committed 2020 right-hander pitched 21 innings on Friday, July 26, to earn Georgia Impact’s second consecutive trip to the PGF 18U Premier national title game and only allowed three hits and one earned run in the loss to Athletics-Mercado in the finals. She was Georgia Impact’s “workhorse.”

Katie Goldberg, Georgia Impact-Lewis: The Virginia-bound infielder smashed six home runs and batted .486 in bracket play at PGF.

Dallas Goodnight, Georgia Impact-Lewis: “She was a triple-threat all tournament” said Georgia Impact coach Patrick Lewis of Goodnight’s phenomenal play at PGF.

McKenzie Clark, Tampa Mustangs-TJ: The Clemson-committed 2020 CF batted .542 with a 1.53 OPS, 13 hits, two doubles, a triple, two homers, seven RBIs and she was outstanding on defense with two outfield assists and a home run-robbing catch.

Payton Kinney, Tampa Mustangs-TJ: The UConn-committed 2020 pitcher went 5-1 with 19 strikeouts and five walks in 27.1 innings to help the Mustangs to a third-place finish.

Kali Reis, Tampa Mustangs-TJ: The Florida-committed 2020 flashed some outstanding defense at shortstop and batted .435 with a .500 on-base percentage for the Mustangs.

Devyn Netz, So Cal Athletics-Richardson: The Arizona-committed 2020 right-hander carried the So Cal A’s to the semifinals and a third-place finish at PGF, going 5-2 with a 2.23 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 47 innings and she hit two homers and drove in seven runs.

Jazmine Hill, So Cal Athletics-Richardson: The Arizona State-bound IF/OF scored four runs, knocked in six runs and stole three bases to help the So Cal A’s cause.

Shelby Lowe, Birmingham Thunderbolts Premier: The Auburn-committed 2020 southpaw went 4-1 with a 1.22 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 40.1 innings to help the Bolts to a fifth-place finish at PGF.

Hannah Borden, Birmingham Thunderbolts Premier: The Southern Mississippi-bound C/1B hit .353 with two homers and five RBIs for the Bolts.

Janelle Meono, OC Batbusters-Stith: The speedy Arizona-bound outfielder batted .578 and knocked in four runs to help the Batbusters to a fifth-place finish at PGF.

Sharlize Palacios, OC Batbusters-Stith: The Arizona-bound C/1B hit .500, smashed two homers and knocked in 10 runs for the Batbusters.

Raegan Breedlove, Universal Fastpitch-Garcia: The Oregon-committed 2020 pitcher went 5-2 with 46 strikeouts in 39 innings.

Alexis Bishop, Universal Fastpitch-Garcia: The Cal-committed 2020 catcher hit .389 with four homers and eight RBIs for Universal Fastpitch.

Carlli Kloss, Firecrackers-TJ: The Notre Dame-committed 2020 C batted .506 with a .622 on-base percentage to help the Firecrackers to a ninth-place finish at PGF.

Brianna Aranzeta, Impact Gold-Jackson: The Texas Tech-bound UT hit. 384 with a .500 on-base percentage and four homers for Impact Gold.

Megan Lee, Impact Gold-Jackson: The Houston-committed 2020 P/OF had four wins, a save and a 1.60 ERA in 28 innings of bracket play at PGF.

Rylie Costa, LTG Lions-Henderson/Lively: The Minnesota-committed 2020 3B hit .523 with two homers and nine RBIs, including a walk-off homer in the ninth and a grand slam against the Beverly Bandits.

Peyton Toto, LTG Lions-Henderson/Lively: The Cal State Fullerton-committed 2020 SS hit .454 with 10 hits and six RBIs for the LTG Lions.

Abby Doerr, Beverly Bandits-Kelly/Tyrrell: The Alabama-committed 2020 C/1B hit .500 with a double, three homers, six runs scored and 11 RBIs for the Bandits.

Kiki Milloy, Beverly Bandits-Kelly/Tyrrell: The Tennessee-bound OF hit .458 (11 for 24) with three doubles, five homers, 11 runs scored and 12 RBIs for the Bandits.

Maddie Penta, PA Chaos Gold: The Auburn-committed 2020 pitcher went 5-1 with a 1.03 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 39 innings for Chaos.


16U PREMIER


MVP PITCHER

Regan Krause, Beverly Bandits-Conroy: The Illinois-commit went 6-0 and threw 38 innings, including 33 scoreless inning, which ended in the third inning of the PGF 16U Premier Championship game. Krause had a 0.08 ERA, struck out 44, allowed three earned runs and 19 hits and tossed a no-hitter against OC Batbusters-Lara.

MVP PLAYER

Aaliyah Ortiz, Texas Bombers-Jones: The power hitting NcNeese State-commit batted .471 with a double, eight runs, four home runs and 16 RBIs.

ALL-TOURNAMENT

Paige Geraghty, Beverly Bandits-Conroy: The Louisiana Lafayette-commit batted .542 with two RBIs and seven runs.

Taylor Minnick, Beverly Bandits-Conroy: Committed to Tennessee, Minnick batted .412 with a double, a home run, five runs and nine RBIs.

Anna Halloway, Beverly Bandits-Conroy: The Notre Dame-commit batted .333 with a run, a triple, a home run and seven RBIs.

Sophia Simpson, Texas Bombers-Jones: Simpson went 4-1 with a 0.18 ERA and 28 Ks in 32 innings. She only gave up six runs and 21 hits.

Avery Hodge, Texas Bombers-Jones: The Oklahoma-commit batted .563 with 10 runs for the Bombers.

Amber Linton, Indiana Magic-Rudd: Linton went 5-1 with a 0.18 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 39 innings.

Macy Montgomery, Indiana Magic-Rudd: The Indiana-commit went 2-0 with a 0.18 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 23.2 innings. Montgomery also batted .321 with two doubles and two runs.

Kylee Magee, Corona Angels-Slye: The Arizona State-commit went 5-0 with a 0.19 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 32.1 innings.

Korbe Otis, Corona Angels-Slye: The Louisville-commit batted .483 with five RBIs and seven runs.

Margaret Tobias, Iowa Premier: Tobias batted .696 with a double, triple and eight runs, including hitting safely in 12 consecutive at-bats.

Jordy Bahl, Iowa Premier: Bahl went 5-1 with a 0.07 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 40.2 innings. She also batted .278 with two triples.

McKenna Gibson, Athletics Mercado-Greg: Gibson batted .625 with three home run and eight RBIs to go along with two doubles and three runs.

Stevie Hansen, Athletics Mercado-Greg: Hansen went 3-1 with 47 strikeouts in 24 innings.

Janie Worthington, Oklahoma Athletics-Madden: The North Texas-commit went 3-1 with a 0.19 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 31.2 innings.

Caleigh Mullican, Texas Dirt Divas: The Louisiana Tech-commit went 4-2 with a 0.05 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 38.2 innings. She also had a 25-inning scoreless streak during bracket play.

Makalah Mitchell, Tennessee Mojo-Lewis: The UAB-commit batted .533 with a double, a home run, four runs and five RBIs.

Kaitlyn Felton, Tampa Mustangs-Maguire: Felton went 3-1 with 16 Ks in 30 innings.

Brooklyn Carter, Firecrackers-Brashear: She batted .425 with five stolen bases for the Firecrackers.


14U PREMIER


MVP PITCHER

Keagan Rotchrock, Tennessee Mojo 04-Fisher: The Florida-committed 2023 RHP went 6-0 with a 0.14 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 46 innings to lead the Mojo to the PGF 14U premier nationals championship. She also pitched a perfect game and batters hit .106 against her at PGF.

MVP PLAYER

Jaydyn “Shorty” Goodwin, Tennessee Mojo 04-Fisher: The Georgia-committed 2022 infielder batted a team-high .488 with a .512 on-base percentage, 14 runs scored and six stolen bases for the Mojo.

ALL-TOURNAMENT

Mia Williams, Tennessee Mojo 04-Fisher: The Florida-committed 2023 infielder batted .410 with a .452 on-base percentage, 12 RBIs, five doubles and a long home run in the PGF 14U Premier national title game.

Maci Bergeron, Tennessee Mojo 04-Fisher: The LSU-committed 2022 catcher hit .410 with 16 hits, 10 RBIs and threw out five potential base stealers for the Mojo.

Taylor Pennell, Tennessee Mojo 04-Fisher: The Auburn-committed 2022 3B/SS batted .394 with a .488 on-base percentage, 12 runs, nine RBIs, three doubles, six walks and a huge home run in bracket play against Hotshots Premier-Nelson in bracket play.

Jocelyn Briski, Arizona Storm-Mathis/Appel: The uncommitted 2023 RHP/1B went 5-1 with a 2.48 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 32 innings and she hit two home runs and drove in six runs.

Kaitlyn Terry, Arizona Storm-Mathis/Appel: The uncommitted 2023 LHP/1B made six appearances in the circle, finishing with a 1.47 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 29 innings. She also batted leadoff and stole five bases and scored seven runs.

Sierra Daniel, Arizona Storm-Mathis/Appel: The uncommitted 2023 MIF batted .438 with 14 hits, including a triple.

Kate Vance, Arizona Storm-Mathis/Appel: The uncommitted 2024 MIF batted .379, knocked in six runs and had the walk-off single that sent the Storm to the PGF 14U Premier national title game.

Kayden Henry, Texas Bombers Gold HTX-Burgess: The uncommitted 2023 outfielder batted .482, drove in nine runs, stole eight bases, had a walk-off hit to beat Corona Angels Tyson and helped the Bombers finished tied for third place at PGF.

Marlen “MiMi” Sandoval, Texas Bo,bers Gold HTX-Burgess: The uncommitted 2022 right-hander pitched three complete games and struck out 36 in 32 innings to help the Bombers to a third-place finish at PGF.

Ryan Maddox, Central Cal Dirtdogs-Pickering: The uncommitted 2023 southpaw went 3-1 with a 1.81 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 31 innings and batted .333 with two triples and seven runs scored.

Elizabeth Moffit, Central Cal Dirtdogs-Pickering: The uncommitted 2022 C/1B batted .310 with four doubles, a homer, three runs scored and four RBIs.

Ashanti McDade, Oklahoma Hotshots Premier-Yeatts: The uncommitted 2022 right-hander made seven appearances in bracket play and went 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 15 Ks in 20 innings and offensively she had a home run, , scored four runs and drove in five runs.

Chloe Yeatts, Oklahoma Hotshots Premier-Yeatts: The uncommitted 2022 C/1B batted .375 with nine hits, four runs, five RBIs, three doubles and a homer to help the Hotshots to a fifth-place finish at PGF.

Presley Hosick, OC Batbusters-Flores: The uncommitted 2022 RHP started all seen games and finished with a 1.87 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 41 innings and as the lead-off slapper batted .478 with a .609 on-base percentage.

Oakley Bates, OC Batbusters-Flores: The uncommitted 2022 catcher caught every inning of the Batbusters seven bracket play games and batted .421 with two doubles, a triple, a homer and nine RBIs to help the Batbusters to a fifth-place finish at PGF.

Kasidi Pickering, Hotshots Premier-Nelson: The uncommitted 2023 OF/RHP batted .478 with a homer, three doubles and 11 RBIs to help lead the Hotshots to a seventh-place finish.

Emma Strood, Hotshots Premier-Nelson: The LSU-committed 2022 RHP/1B started four games, had a 1.61 ERA and 15 strikeouts for the Hotshots at PGF.

D’Auna Johnson, Cal Breeze-Fernald: The Oregon-committed 2022 SS/UT batted .478 (11 for 23) with two doubles, a homer, a triple, 11 runs scored, seven stolen bases and four RBIs to lead the Breeze to a seventh-place finish.

Malaya Johnson, Cal Breeze-Fernald: The uncommitted 2022 RHP/1B was the workhorse for the Breeze at PGF, going 5-2 with a 2.01 ERA, a shutout, 29 strikeouts in 38.2 innings and only eight walks.

Kaiah Altmeyer, Firecrackers Brashear 2022: The uncommitted 2022 MIF/OF batted .500 with a homer and six stolen bases to lead the Firecrackers toa ninth-place finish.

Zaniah Puni, OC Batbusters-Campbell/Stith: The uncommitted 2023 3B/1B went 6 for 12 with two home runs, including a grand slam, a double, three runs scored and nine RBIs to help the Batbusters to a ninth-place finish.

Cassidy Kettleman, Beverly Bandits DeMarini-Richards: The uncommitted 2022 OF/MIF hit .560 with six stolen bases, including a theft of home plate, and she had a perfect fielding percentage defensively.

Grace Hollopeter, Beverly Bandits DeMarini-Richards: The uncommitted 2022 C/3B batted .520 with five stolen bases and had a perfect fielding percentage for the week.

Renae Cunningham, Beverly Bandits DeMarini-Richards: The uncommitted 2023 P/1B had a 1.29 ERA and 24 Ks in 21.2 innings and offensively she belted two homers and knocked in 11 runs.

Isabella Torres, Texas Bombers Gold-Torres: The uncommitted 2023 infielder batted .556 with 12 hits, including three doubles, seven runs scored, eight RBIs, never struck out in 11 games and played stellar defense to help the Bombers to a ninth-place finish.

Rita Nuss, Lady Dukes-Lamar: The uncommitted 2022 MIF/UT went 9 for 16, scored three runs and drove in six runs in five bracket games for the Lady Dukes.

Addie Mettler, Nor Cal Firecrackers-Mettler: She went 4 for 11 with two runs and two RBIs, including the game-winning hit vs. Impact Gold National.


12U PREMIER


MVP PLAYER

Shelby McKenzie, Birmingham Thunderbolts 2024: McKenzie batted .611 with six doubles, a home run, seven runs and 18 RBIs, while going 5-0 with a 0.31 ERA with eight strikeouts in 26 innings to lead the Thunderbolts to the PGF National Championship.

MVP PITCHER

Ainsley Pemberton, Texas Glory 2024: She went 4-1 with a 0.06 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 34.1 innings. She pitched 22 scoreless innings during one stretch.

ALL-TOURNAMENT

Jasmine Green, Birmingham Thunderbolts 2024: Green was almost a guarantee to cross home plate if she got on base. Green batted .514 with 17 runs.

Brantlee Wortham, Birmingham Thunderbolts 2024: Wortham batted .515 with nine RBIs, 13 runs and three doubles for the Thunderbolts.

Jayden Heavener, Birmingham Thunderbolts 2024: Heavener hit a triple with two RBIs and three runs, but it was her performance on Saturday, Aug. 3, that put her on the All-Tournament Team. Heavener threw 17 innings, including 14 scorelesss innings in a row in two games against Impact Gold National. Heavener struck out 14 with a 2-0 record and a 0.18 ERA.

Sofia Mujica, Power Surge-Berndes: She batted .375 with four doubles, a home run and 11 RBIs.

Peanut Garcia, Power Surge-Berndes: She batted .308 with five RBIs, while going 5-1 with a 0.48 ERA and 23 strikeouts.

Addison Duke, Power Surge-Berndes: She was considered one of the best fielders at the PGF Nationals, while batting .300 with five runs for Power Surge.

Bailey Lindemuth, Impact Gold National: She batted .458 with nine RBIs, while also going 3-1 with a save and 27 strikeouts in 26 innings.

Brooke Wells, Impact Gold National: She batted .423 with eight RBIs, five runs and three doubles. Wells also went 1-0 with seven strikeouts in 6.1 innings in the circle.

Cheylene Nguyen, So Cal Breakers-Brunetti/Cascio: She batted .304 with three doubles, five runs and three RBIs. Nguyen also threw 27 innings with a 3-1 record and a 0.19 ERA to go with her 18 strikeouts.

Calle Christian, So Cal Breakers-Brunetti/Cascio: The pitcher had 19 Ks in 21.2 innings for the Breakers.

Mia Cascio, So Cal Breakers-Brunetti/Cascio: The SS batted .455 with 10 RBIs, including three against the Power Surge in the semifinals.

Yliana Rivera, So Cal Breakers-Brunetti/Cascio: Rivera batted .368 with five RBIs and four doubles for the Breakers.

Paisile Allen, Texas Glory 2024: Allen batted .375 with a double and two RBIs, while scoring five runs for Texas Glory.

Gabriella Novickas, Beverly Bandits Premier: Novickas batted .400 with three doubles and seven RBIs for the Beverly Bandits.

Kathryn Munnerlyn, Cal Nuggets-Woods: Munnerlyn threw 33 innings with a 4-2 record to go with a 0.30 ERA and 13 strikeouts. Munnerlyn also batted .278 with four RBIs.

Hailey Shuler, I-5 Softball North: Shuler went 5-2 with a 0.16 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 45 innings. Shuler also batted .296 with six runs, two doubles and a triple.

Desiree Trudel, Atlanta Vipers-Callaway: Trudel batted .445 with three doubles, a triple, three runs and six RBIs for the Vipers.

Addisyn Linton, Diamond Sports Hotshots Premier: Linton went 3-2 with a 0.05 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 22 innings

Amanda Urbina, Ohana Tigers-Quarles/Urbina: She batted .389 with two doubles, six RBIs and four runs for the Tigers.

Mia Sanchez, USA Athletics-Davis: Sanchez threw 21 innings with a 0.52 ERA with 18 strikeouts for USA Athletics.


10U PREMIER


MVP PITCHER

Malaya Majam-Finch, Corona Angels-McCullough: The niece of Jennie Finch went 8-0 at PGF with a 0.63 ERA and had 87 Ks in 47 innings including one game with 17 strikeouts. She gave up 15 hits, 12 walks and just six runs. Majam-Finch also batted .385 with 10 hits, 10 runs scored and eight RBIs and had one over-the-fence home run.

MVP PLAYER

Jordin Washington, Corona Angels-McCullough: The second baseman hit .438 for the week with 14 hits, 12 singles, two doubles, 12 runs and three RBIs but forever will be remembered for the walk-off RBI single to win the PGF 10U Premier National Championship.

ALL-TOURNAMENT

Charlotte Baum, Corona Angels-McCullough: The catcher hit a big triple in the PGF 10U championship game that helped her team come back and ultimately win the title. She had six RBIs during PGF and defensively caught 45 innings and allowed just three steals and one passed ball while throwing out one runner and picking off two others.

Taylor Johns, Corona Angels-McCullough: She batted .524 with a .565 on-base percentage, 11 hits and four RBIs.

Juliana Franco, So Cal Choppers-Franco: The pitcher, who helped her team to the championship game, had 42 Ks in 39 innings with 11 earned runs allowed in seven games. She also hit .347 and had six RBIs.

Mikayla Santa Ana, So Cal Choppers-Franco: The C/1B was the Designated Player for Christian Franco’s team that was runner-up in 10U Premier. She hit .300 and had three RBIs.

Madalyn Davis, Impact Gold: The C/CF went 17 for 30 (.567), scored 13 runs and had seven steals in bracket play.

Ariel Arumbula, Impact Gold: The 1B hit 13 for 24 (.541) and knocked in 10 while scoring eight runs.

Nyla Halfacre, Tennessee Mojo 2026: The 1B/UT hit two home runs at PGF and finished her season batting .700.

Mackenzie Ventura, Tennessee Mojo 2026: The P/1B pitched “lights out” according to coach Adam Ventura.

Sofia Hernandez, Ohana Tigers: The MIF batted .429 in bracket play and had six RBIs for the Tigers.

Natalie Arent, OC Batbusters-Glantz: The pitcher averaged more than 10 strikeouts per game during bracket play.

Casey Glant, OC Batbusters-Glantz: The third baseman batted over .400 with 10 RBIs and 10 runs scored.

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