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Softball: So Cal Sidelines Players of the Week (4/25/18)

Arizona State-commit Jordyn Vanhook of El Camino Real of Woodland Hills. Photo/@JordanVanhook.

Arizona State-committed outfielder Jordyn Vanhook helped El Camino Real of Woodland Hills turn its season around with victories over Granada Hills Charter, 14-1, Taft of Woodland Hills, 18-0, and Birmingham of Lake Balboa, 6-0, in West Valley League games and in an 8-2 win over Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks at the Valley Classic.

Vanhook went 7 for 13 with four homers, seven runs scored and nine RBI to improve the Conquistadores overall record to 12-10 and 6-1 in league.

Vanhook’s efforts earned her So Cal Player of the Week honors from So Cal Sidelines.


SO CAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK Q&A


Arizona State-commit Jordyn Vanhook of El Camino Real of Woodland Hills. Photo/@ecr_j.

Name: Jordyn Vanhook

High school: El Camino Real of Woodland Hills

Club team: Bownet-Peek/Menefee 18u

Graduation year: 2019

Height,weight: 5-11, 170

Position: Center field

Nicknames: Nubs, jo, Jordy

Twitter: @JordynVanhook

Honors: Winning So Cal Prep Legends Athlete of the Week and winning (CIF-LACS) ring my freshman year.

Most memorable moment of your athletic career: Hitting my Valley Circle home run, winning a city section ring (best memory ever).

Player you respect the most: A player I respect the most is my high school teammate Madi Gilmore. She is one of the most supportive people ever. Whenever someone is down she finds a way to bring them back up, she’s just a natural leader and I respect her so much!

Funniest/strangest thing you have ever witnessed on the field: One funny moment was when my teammate, Sabrina, was diving into third base on a turf field and she totally tripped on the turf and fell and her whole body just kept bouncing to third and it was like a face plant and a belly flop at the same time. Did not look pretty, but my team and I were dying.

Most underrated player on your team: Caitlyn Wall. She’s a sophomore and plays the outfield. Her bat is crazy. She makes good contact almost all the time and she’s just really dominant on the offensive side.

Do you have a secret talent or skill: I love to sing and dance just as a joke, and I used to be a cheerleader before I went to high school, so I know how to do some tricks!

Favorite coach: I have no favorite. Each coach I’ve had has taught me something and made me the player I am today.

Favorite teacher: Lily Lui (math teacher) and Barbra Guenther (assistant math teacher).

Favorite pro athlete: I’ve always loved Jackie Robinson, greatest player of all time.

Favorite movie: “Black Panther and “42.”

Favorite song: I have a few. “Pound Cake” by Drake, “Bartier Cardi” by Cardi B, “Waves” by Kanye West and “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars.

Favorite TV show: “Grey’s Anatomy”

Any final pearls of wisdom/favorite quote: “Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can’t do something themselves, they’re gonna tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it.” —Will Smith to his son, Jaden Smith, in the movie “Pursuit of Happiness.”


Idaho State-bound Autumn Pease of Murrieta Mesa. Photo/Patrick Takkinen.

INLAND EMPIRE PLAYER OF THE WEEK


Idaho State-bound Autumn Pease pitched two shutouts to help Murrieta Mesa knock off Southwestern League-rival Vista Murrieta, 8-0 and 3-0. The senior right-hander tossed a one-hit shutout with no walks and four strikeouts in the first game and she threw a five-hit shutout with no walks and 13 strikeouts in the second game. Pease is 11-5 with a 1.34 ERA and seven shutouts for the season


Shannelle Sablan of Carson. Photo/@shannellesablan.

LOS ANGELES PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 


Shannelle Sablan went 9 for 12 with three doubles, eight runs scored and three RBI to help the Carson beat Gardena, 18-0, Banning of Wilmington, 10-0, Narbonne, 10-0 and Marlborough of Los Angeles, 13-3. Sablan went 4 for 5 with two runs and an RBI in the Colts’ upset over Banning. She’s batting .550 with 30 runs scored for Carson, which is alone in first place in the Marine League.


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

ORANGE COUNTY PLAYER OF THE WEEK


Tennessee Chattanooga-bound Mariah Ramirez went 1 for 2 with a double and two RBI and allowed no earned runs, four hits and struck out eight in a 6-1 win over Troy of Fullerton and she tossed a one-hit shuout with eight strikeouts in a 3-0 win over Sonora of La Habra to help Sunny Hills of Fullerton remain undefeated in the Freeway League. Ramirez is 15-2 with 1.64 ERA for the Lancers.


Cal State Fullerton-commit Staci Chambers of Granite Hills of El Cajon. Photo/SoCal Breakers.

SAN DIEGO PLAYER OF THE WEEK


Cal State Fullerton-commit Staci Chambers went 4-0, allowed 14 hits and struck out 25 in 24 innings and she went 5 for 9 with a double, a homer and six RBI to help Granite Hills of El Cajon pick up Grossmont Hills League wins over West Hills of Santee, 12-1, and Santana of Santee, 6-5, and beat Escondido, 3-2, and Mission Hills of San Marcos, 6-1, to capture the Falcon Fiesta Tournament title on Saturday.

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