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So Cal Scouting Report: San Marcos

Notre Dame-commit Payton Tidd of San Marcos. Photo/Patrick Takkinen.

With the 2018 softball season approaching, So Cal Sidelines will be taking a quick look at some of the top teams in the area with the So Cal Scouting Report.

So Cal Sidelines talked to San Marcos coach Steve Tidd about the Knights’ prospects in 2018. San Marcos won its third consecutive Avocado East League title and came within one game of defending its CIF-SDS Open Division title before losing to Cathedral Catholic of San Diego in the Open Division semifinals last season.

The Knights are loaded with veteran talent and they picked up a talented freshman from the Corona Angels organization. Let’s get to the So Cal Scouting Report.


Utah State-commit Lexi Orozco of San Marcos. Photo/Patrick Takkinen.

Top Returners: Payton Tidd (2018, P/1B, 20-3, 0.82 ERA, .422, 39 RBI); Alexis Orozco (2018, SS, 12 HR, 27 RBI); Kenzie Bolin (2018, 2B, .321, 18 RBI); Tera Testa (2018, OF, .367, 37 Runs); Madi Blair (2018, 1B, 0-1, 1.62 ERA, 2 Saves); Mia Cunnings (2019, 3B, .282, 12 RBI); and Madi Helms (2020, C/3B).

Top Newcomers: Sydney Adame (2019, OF) and Cydney Sanders (2021, 3B/1B).

What will it take for your team to be succesful this season? Play a very tough schedule early (Tournament of Champions, Best of West) and integrate the new players prior to CIF.

Who is your No. 1 pitcher and what can you tell me about her skills? Who else could see some time in the circle? No. 1 Payton Tidd and No. 2 Sam Turner.

What can we expect from your offense? Who are some of your big bats? We have some strong bats and just added two legit hitters. Payton, Alexis, Kenzie, Tera, Madi, Mia and Cydney.

Did you pick up any impact transfers or did you lose any players to transfers? We didn’t lose any players, but did add a freshman named Cydney Saunders (Corona Angles commited to ASU).

Who are the potential All-CIF players on your team? Payton Tidd, Alexis Orozco, Kenzie Bolin and Tera Testa.

Signed and Committed Players: Payton Tidd, 2018, P/1B, Norte Dame; Alexis Orozco, 2018, SS, Utah State; Kenzie Bolin, 2018, 2B, Utah State; Tera Testa, 2018, OF, Central Florida; Madi Blair, 2018, 1B, Longwood; Cydney Sanders, 2021, 3B/1B, Arizona State; Mia Cunnings, 2019, 3B, being recruited by multiple schools; and Madi Helms, 2020, C/3B, presently being recruited.

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