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Softball: So Cal Sidelines Players of the Week (4/2/18)

Idaho State-bound Mailee Newman of West Torrance. Photo/West Torrance Softball.

Senior pitcher Mailee Newman is a dual threat for West Torrance, doing as much damage with her bat as she does with her arm.

The Idaho State-bound right-hander went 5-0 with a save and 29 strikeouts in 29.1 and she batted .500 with two doubles and six RBI, helping the Warriors beat Central of El Centro, 11-5, Desert Oasis of Las Vegas, NV, 7-1, Christian of El Cajon, 10-4, Redlands East Valley, 7-3, Brawley, 8-6), and Maryknoll of Honolulu, HI, 6-5, to capture the Spring Jamboree title in Las Vegas last week.

Newman’s effort earned her So Cal Player of the Week honors from So Cal Sidelines.


SO CAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK Q&A


Idaho State-bound Mailee Newman of West Torrance. Photo/USA Athletics.

Name: Mailee Newman

High School: West Torrance High

Club Team: USA Athletics 18U Gold-Rogers

Graduation Year: 2018

Height, Weight: 5-7, 185

Position: Pitcher/1B/3B

Nickname(s): Mai

Twitter: N/A

Stats: She’s batting .553 with two homers, seven doubles and 22 RBI and she’s 13-2 with a 1.73 ERA.

Honors: Varsity Team MVP (2016 and 2017), Most Outstanding Player in the Pioneer League (2016 and 2017), second team All-Area (2016), first team eam All-Area (2017), Division 5 All-CIF (2017), and SoCal Prep Legends Female Athlete of the Week (2018).

Most memorable moment of your athletic career? My sophomore year, when we played El Segundo in the first round of the CIF-SS playoffs and we went into 11 innings. We came out of that game with the win.

Opposing player you respect the most? Kendra Marzorini, a senior pitcher at North (Torrance).

What was the funniest thing you ever witnessed on the field? When I was 6 years old, one of my coaches was coach pitching to me and I hit a line drive back at him. He had to do a matrix move to get out of the way, so he didn’t get hit.

Who is the most underrated player on your team? (OF/UT/3B) Hailey Cowing.

Do you have a secret talent/skill? I am able to pick things up with my toes.

Favorite coach: Many of my coaches have impacted me in different ways.

Favorite teacher: Jason Belcher.

Favorite pro athlete: Clayton Kershaw.

Favorite movie: “Bad Boys” series.

Favorite song: “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw.

Favorite TV show: “Hawaii Five-O.”

Any final pearls of wisdom/favorite quote? “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can do what others can’t” — Unknown


Howard College-bound JaSha Roberts. Photo/Jurupa Hills Softball.

INLAND EMPIRE PLAYER OF THE WEEK


Senior SS/C JaSha Roberts went 12 for 13 with two doubles, two home runs, 10 runs and six RBI to help Jurupa Hills of Fontana beat Rim of the World, 16-4, Indian Springs, 22-0, and San Gorgonio of San Bernardino, 14-2. Roberts, who signed with Howard College, is batting .750 for the season.


Florida-commit Reagan Walsh of South Torrance. Photo/Reagan Walsh.

LOS ANGELES PLAYER OF THE WEEK


Florida-commit Reagan Walsh batted .600 (9 for 15) with three doubles, three homers, eight runs and 10 RBI to help South Torrance go 3-2 at the Spring Jamboree in Las Vegas. She also had a 2.047 OPS, a 1.400 slugging percentage and made several outstanding defensive plays at SS and 3B. On the season, she leads the team in hits (28), batting average (.560), doubles (eight), home runs (six), runs scored (23) and she is second on the team with 20 RBI.


Tennessee Chattanooga-bound Mariah Ramirez of Sunny Hills of Fullerton. Photo/Patrick Takkinen.

ORANGE COUNTY PLAYER OF THE WEEK


Tennessee Chattanooga-bound Mariah Ramirez pitched a three-hitter with nine strikeouts to lead Sunny Hills of Fullerton to a 4-3 semifinal victory over St. Lucy’s of Glendora and she threw a seven-hitter with seven strikeouts in a 2-1 win over Aliso Niguel of Aliso Viejo in the finals to win the Savanna Tournament. Ramirez is 10-2 with a 1.63 ERA and she’s batting .455 for the season.


JoJo Hebreo of Mt. Carmel of San Diego. Photo/@j01duh.

SAN DIEGO PLAYER OF THE WEEK


Freshman OF/2B JoJo Hebreo went 6 for 8 with a grand slam, five runs and six RBI to help Mt. Carmel of San Diego beat Mission Hills of San Marcos, 8-1, Helix of La Mesa, 13-0, and Mount Miguel of Spring Valley, 29-2.

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