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2019 PGF Platinum All-Tournament Team (8/14/19)

Ella McVeyof Iowa Premier Gold. Photo/PGF.


2019 PGF PLATINUM ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM


(Compiled by Carlos Arias of SoCalSidelines)

18U PLATINUM

MVP PITCHER

Marin 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.

MVP PLAYER

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.

ALL-TOURNAMENT

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 Athleics 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 an .833 slugging percentage, six doubles, a triple, a homer and nine RBIs to help the Colorado Angels place ninth at PGF.


16U PLATINUM


MVP PITCHER

Taylor Caudill, Monarchs Gold: The Boise State-committed 2020 pitcher was “lights out and dominant” pitching 48.2 of the 56 innings in bracket play and finishing with a 0.04 ERA to lead the Monarchs to the PGF 16U Platinum national championship.

MVP PLAYER

Ree Rudd, Monarchs Gold: The North Dakota State-committed 2020 C had several key hits during the Monarchs’ run and her arm prevented runners from stealing. She finished with a .364 batting average and two home runs.

ALL-TOURNAMENT

Ali Steinker, Monarchs Gold: The uncommitted 2020 3B played flawless defense and delivered the power in the clean-up spot with a .545 batting average in bracket play.

JJ Nguyen, Monarchs Gold: The Western Michigan-committed 2020 OF was the catalyst for the Monarchs’ offense from the leadoff spot, batting .308. She also caught everything hit her way in center field and didn’t commit an error.

Katie Stewart, Orland Park A’s Premier: The uncommitted 2023 SS/C batted .452 with a .528 on-base percentage with three doubles, a triple, two homers, 10 runs scored and 12 RBIs to lead the A’s to a runner-up finish at PGF.

Abby Bukantis, Orland Park A’s Premier: The uncommitted 2021 pitcher went 5-1 with a 1.03 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 40.2 innings for the Orland Park A’s.

Cassie Metzger, Orland Park A’s Premier: The uncommitted 2021 pitcher went 4-0 with a 0.31 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 22.2 innings to lead the Orland Park A’s.

Kaci Imus, Washington Ladyhawks-Breer: The Highline College-committed 2020 pitcher wnt 4-1 with a 1.00 ERA in 28 innings to lead the Ladyhawks to a tie for third place at PGF.

Kiley Hubby, Washington Ladyhawks-Breer: The uncommitted 2020 C/1B, who is also a nationally-ranked wrestler, batted .636, going 14 for 22 with a grand slam, two doubles and two stolen bases for the Ladyhawks.

Madyson Jennings, Georgia Impact-O’Neal: The uncommitted 2021 C played error-free defense behind the plate in eight bracket games and she batted .440 with three homers and eight RBIs.

Taylor Tinsley, Georgia Impact-O’Neal: The uncommitted 2022 pitcher was dominant in six appearances at PGF, finishing with a 0.00 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 26.1 innings.

Kaiya Yonamine, Ohana Tigers-Halleen: The uncommitted 2020 pitcher struck out 23 and walked six in 40 innings, finishing with a 2.27 ERA and she hit .350 for the Ohana Tigers, who finished tied for fifth place at PGF.

Samiya Jones, Ohana Tigers-Halleen: The uncommitted 2021 DH/1B had several key hits in bracket play, batting .318 with six runs scored and she knocked a home run out of Deanna Manning Stadium, which has 220-feet fences.

Claire Raley, Central Cal Dirtdogs-Kubo: The uncommitted 2021 3B/SS hit .481 with a .741 slugging percentage, 1.222 OPS, four doubles, a homer and five RBIs as the Dirtdogs finished tied for fifth place at PGF.

Taryn Irigoyen, Central Cal Dirtdogs-Kubo: The uncommitted 2021 2B hit .379 with a double and eight RBIs for the Dirtdogs.

Kaitlyn Smithey, Birmingham Thunderbolts-Barron: The uncommitted 2021 3B/C hit .450 with a homer, three doubles and five RBIs to help the Bolts finish tied for seventh place at PGF.

Kennedy Barron, Birmingham Thunderbolts-Barron: The Duke-committed P/UT went 5-1 with a 1.17 ERA in 42 innings of work and she batted .325 with six RBIs.

Bailey Taylor, So Cal Athletics-Berouty: The Fairfield-committed 2020 southpaw went 5-1 with a 1.17 ERA and 24 strikeouts to help the So Cal A’s finish tied for seventh place at PGF.

Sara Luna, So Cal Athletics-Berouty: The ncommitted 2021 CF hit .448 with five stolen bases and five RBIs, throwing out runners at home plate and first base from the outfield for the So Cal A’s.

Madison Clark, Batbusters-Gomes/Schroeder: The uncommitted 2022 2B batted .562 with a double, a triple, four stolen bases, five RBIs and nine runs scored as the Batbusters finished tied for ninth place at PGF.

Johnna Schroeder, Batbusters-Gomes/Schroeder: The uncommitted 2021 SS hit .448 with two doubles, a homer, three stolen bases, five RBIs and 12 runs scored for the Batbusters.

Abygail Vieira, OC Tigers-Lastrapes: The uncommitted 2021 C/1B batted .435 with a .517 on-base percentage, eight runs scored and nine RBIs as the OC Tigers finished tied for ninth place at PGF.

Logan Turner, Top Gun Academy, Turner: The uncommitted 2022 MIF hit .667 with a double, three runs scored, an .800 on-base percentage and no errors at second base.


14U PLATINUM


MVP PITCHER

Mia Montes, OC Batbusters-Shockey: The uncommitted 2022 right-hander went 2-0 with a 1.36 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 25.2 innings in bracket play. She pitched a complete game to beat Athletics-Mercado/Tidd, 5-4, in eight innings in the PGF 16U Platinum national title game.

MVP PLAYER

Mia Escujuri, OC Batbusters-Shockey: The uncommitted 2022 prospect batted .542, going 13 for 24 with a .560 on-base percentage and she played outstanding defense at 3B.

ALL-TOURNAMENT

Makayla Medellin, OC Batbusters-Shockey: The uncommitted 2022 OF crushed the ball in bracket play, batting .600 with 15 hits for the Batbusters.

Indiana Langford, OC Batbusters-Shockey: The uncommitted 2022 speedster batted .400 with a .464 on-base percentage and played phenomenal defense at shortstop.

Regan Shockey, OC Batbusters-Shockey: The uncommitted 2023 prospect came off injured reserve midweek, hit .500 with a .533 on-base percentage and made key defensive plays at 2B in the PGF 16U Platinum national championship game.

Caylea Campbell, Athletics-Mercado/Tidd: The uncommitted 2023 pitcher went 7-1 with a 1.43 ERA in 44 innings and nine appearances. Her only loss came in eight innings vs. OC Batbusters-Shockey in the PGF 14U Platinum national title game.

Danica Acosta, Athletics-Mercado/Tidd: The uncommitted 2024 SS was the spark of the Athletics’ offense, batting .559 (19 for 34) with six RBIs and 16 runs scored.

Paige Bambarger, Athletics-Mercado/Tidd: The uncommitted 2024 3B batted .408, going 13 for 32 with four stolen bases, nine runs scored and 10 RBIs.

Jazmine Torres, Athletics-Mercado/Tidd: The uncommitted 2023 LF hit .353, going 12 for 34 with five doubles, eight runs scored and a team-high 11 RBIs.

Alexandria Caouette, Cal Cruisers-Caouette: The uncommitted 2023 right-hander went 4-0 with a save, a 1.70 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 28 innings to help lead the Cruisers to a third-place finish at PGF.

Bella Kravitiz, Cal Cruisers-Caouette: The uncommitted 2022 3B hit .459 with 17 hits and 13 RBIs for the Cruisers.

Maci Masters, Georgia Impact-Lunsford: The uncommitted 2023 3B hit .459, going 17 of 37 with a 1.346 OPS, five doubles, four triples, nine runs scored and nine RBIs to help Georgia Impact win nine straight after losing its first bracket game to finish in third place at PGF.

Jenna Krol, Georgia Impact-Lunsford: The uncommitted 2024 OF hit .447 with a 1.158 OPS, three doubles, a triple, a homer, nine runs scored and 10 RBIs for Georgia Impact.

Lindsay Kline, Georgia Impact-Lunsford: The uncommitted 2023 pitcher had six wins, a 1.31 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 46.2 innings to help Georgia Impact make its amazing run through the loser’s bracket.

Miranda Salcido, Arizona Storm-Putz: The uncommitted 2023 right-hander went 4-2 with a 2.40 ERA and 13 strikeouts to help the Storm finish tied for fifth place at PGF.

Lauren Putz, Arizona Storm-Putz: The uncommitted 2024 2B/OF hit .500 with three RBIs for the Storm.

Julie Holcomb, OC Firecrackers-Holcomb/Knight: The uncommitted 2023 OF/power slapper batted .450 to help the OC Firecrackers finish tied for fifth place at PGF.

Emma Francisco, OC Firecrackers-Holcomb/Knight: The uncommitted 2023 right-hander went 4-1 with a 1.20 ERA in bracket play at PGF for the OC Firecrackers.

Liliana Ramirez Johnson, Ohana Tigers-Quarles/Helms: The uncommitted 2022 right-hander went 4-1 with a 0.98 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 28.2 innings to help the Ohana Tigers finish tied for seventh place at PGF.

Bibiana Rodriguez, Ohana Tigers-Quarles/Helms: The uncommitted 2022 prospect hit .391 with a .462 on-base percentage and she played flawless defense at shortstop and helped turn three double plays.

Hannah DiGenova, So Cal Choppers-Gaskill: The uncommitted 2022 3B batted .484 with a .579 on-base percentage, .710 slugging percentage, 15 hits, seven doubles and nine RBIs to help the Choppers finish tied for seventh place at PGF.

Brooke DeSmet, So Cal Choppers-Gaskill: The uncommitted 2022 pitcher had a 1.00 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 35 innings for the Choppers.

Gaby Zapata, Central Cal Dirtdogs-Nunes: The uncommitted 2023 pitcher went 4-1 with two shutouts, including a no-hitter, to help the Dirtdogs finish tied for ninth place at PGF.

Maria Brooks, Florida Impact-Bergen: The uncommitted 2023 pitcher went 3-0 with a 3.78 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 16-plus innings as the Florida Impact finished tied for ninth place at PGF.

Justice Alcarez, Firecrackers-Gonzalez: The uncommitted 2023 P/UT had a 2.10 ERA with 10 strikeouts in 20 innings and she batted .333 with four doubles and two RBIs for the Firecrackers.

Cities Morillas, LTG Lions-Carda/Seva: The uncommitted 2023 P/1B had a 0.76 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 18.1 innings in the crcle and she hit .375 with five RBIs as the LTG Lions finished tied for ninth place at PGF.


12U PLATINUM


MVP PITCHER

KG Favors, Impact Gold National 07-Smith: Thncommitted 2025 P/IF was a dominating power pitcher, going 4-0 with a 0.89 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 33.2 innings and she was a monster at the plate.

MVP PLAYER

Jenna Bonilla, Impact Gold National 07-Smith: The uncommitted 2026 P/UT prospect batted .500 and had a 2-0 record inside the circle. With power from the left side of the plate and a sneaky southpaw fastball, she was a major reason for Impact Gold’s success.

ALL-TOURNAMENT

Addyson Shepard, Impact Gold National 07-Smith: The uncommitted 2026 was a shutdown elite catcher and power bat, hitting .438 at PGF.

Trinity Spencer, Impact Gold National 07-Smith: The uncommitted 2026 2B/OF had tons of range on defense and a triple-threat slapper at the plate, batting .450 at PGF.

Lexi Vernon, Georgia Impact-Sullivan: The uncommitted 2026 pitching prospect allowed eight walks and nine runs, while striking out 32 in 30 innings to help Georgia Impact to a runner-up finish at the PGF 16U Platinum Nationals.

Maryn Maye, Georgia Impact-Sullivan: The uncommitted 2025 pitcher gave up three runs, no walks and struck out eight in 13 innings to help Georgia Impact’s cause.

Katie King, Georgia Impact-Sullivan: The uncommitted 2026 prospect hit .469 with 15 hits and showed off a nifty glove at SS with four assists.

Erin Harrelson, Georgia Impact-Sullivan: The uncommitted 2025 DP/P hit .400 with 10 hits and struck out 14 in 13 innings of work.

Abby Sasaki, OC Tigers-Lastrapes/Sasaki: The uncommitted 2025 C hit .467 with 14 hits and six RBIs for the Tigers.

Tea Gutierrez, OC Tigers-Lastrapes/Sasaki: The uncommitted 2025 P/1B went 4-1 with 13 strikeouts in 32 innings and she batted .333 with six RBIs for the Tigers.

Jade Romero, Utah Heat: The uncommitted 2025 prospect batted .333 with 20 put-outs and a .957 fielding percentage at SS/2B to lead the Heat to a third-place finish at PGF.

Kyli Carrell, Utah Heat: The uncommitted 2024 3B/P hit .346 with a homer and eight RBIs and had a 0.74 ERA with a 22 strikeouts in 32 innings in the circle for the Heat.

Isabel “Izzy” Cruz, Texas Bombers STX Gold-Cruz: The uncommitted 2025 prospecthit a team-leading .375 and had a fantastic defensive tourney at SS, finishing with 14 put-outs and helping turn two double plays to help the Bombers to a fifth-place finish at PGF.

Chloe Ellis, Texas Bombers STX Gold-Cruz: The uncommitted 2025 P/1B was a big reason for the Bombers fifth-place finish at PGF, picking up two wins and three saves in 17.1 innings of work and she knocked in a team-high seven runs.

Ella Campagnolo, Ohana Tigers-Indian: The uncommitted 2024 pitcher had a 1.25 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 31 innings, while allowing just one extra-base hit in five appearances to help Ohana Tigers to a fifth-place finish.

Hailey Haas, Ohana Tigers-Indian: The uncommitted 2024 prospect batted .320 with five RBIs and had a spectacular week on defense in the outfield, finishing with two assists, one double play and she gunned down a runner at the plate.

Felesha Lepenske, Sorcerer-Schroll/Marks: The uncommitted 2024 2B/P hit .429 with a 1.187 OPS, a double, two triples and 10 runs scored from the lead-off spot and she had a 3.85 ERA in 9.0 innings in the circle for Sorcerer.

Jordan Munn, Sorcerer-Schroll/Marks: The uncommitted 2024 SS/P hit .500 with a 1.195 OPS, a double, a triple, four runs scored and she had a 1.58 ERA in 11.1 innings of work to help Sorcerer place seventh at PGF.

Kayla “Kiki” Mashhoud, So Cal Choppers-Seper: The uncommitted 2024 pitcher went 4-1 with a 2.21 ERA to lead the Choppers to a seventh-place finish at PGF.

Kaylie Stauffer, So Cal Choppers-Seper: The uncommitted 2024 C hit .400 with six RBIs for the Choppers.

Abby Garcia, So Cal Choppers-Seper: The uncommitted 2024 OF hit .385 with a .467 on-base percentage for the Choppers.

Morgan Heinecke, Batbusters-JP: The uncommitted 2024 SS hit .364 with a .417 on-base percentage and only one strikeout all week for the Batbusters, who tied for ninth place at PGF.

Yanina Sherwood, Washington Ladyhawks-Klippert: The uncommitted 2024 pitcher allowed two earned runs and struck out 13 in 17.2 innings, finishing with two complete game shutouts to help the Ladyhawks tie for ninth place at PGF.

Charli Escobedo, Marucci Patriots-Razo: The uncommitted 2024 right-hander went 4-1 with a 2.32 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 31 innings to lead the Patriots to a ninth-place finish at PGF.

Francesca Guerrera, Cal Breeze-Tipton: The uncommitted 2024 pospect played a tight middle defense and hit .310 for the Breeze.

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