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Best of the Best: 2022 All-Valley Softball Team

By Staff | Jun 17, 2022
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Lehi senior Maci Wall gets congratulated after making the final out in the win over Bonneville during the 6A tournament at the Cottonwood Complex on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
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Skyridge pitcher Heather Berrett throws a pitch during the 6A playoff game against West at the Cottonwood Complex on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
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Spanish Fork players celebrate with junior Peyton Hall (14) after she hit a home run during the Region 9 game against Wasatch in Spanish Fork on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
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Lehi head coach Tim Kennedy talks to his players during the first game of the 5A championship series against Spanish Fork at Gail Miller Field at BYU on Thursday, May 26, 2022.
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Spanish Fork players celebrate after Tatum Hall hit the ball over the fence during Game 2 of the title series against Lehi at Gail Miller Field at BYU on Friday, May 27, 2022.
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Lehi pitcher Grace Humes throws a pitch during Game 2 of the 5A title series against Spanish Fork at Gail Miller Field at BYU on Friday, May 27, 2022.
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Spanish Fork junior pitcher Avery Sapp (right) celebrates with her catcher after ending an inning with a strikeout during the Region 9 game at Springville on Thursday, April 14, 2022.
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Wasatch senior pitcher Andrea Sweat throws a pitch during the Region 9 game at Spanish Fork on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
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Lehi freshman Sophie Bliss celebrates after she hit a home run during the 5A playoff game against Springville at the Cottonwood Complex on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
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Lehi senior Jamisyn Heaton celebrates hitting an RBI single during the 5A playoff game against Springville at the Cottonwood Complex on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

Here are the top softball players in the Utah Valley area in 2022:

Player of the Year: Avery Sapp, Jr. P, Spanish Fork

Dominating hurler who specialized in hitting her spots and forcing batter to catch up. She finished with a 0.94 ERA (second in the state) and 258 strikeouts while hitting .534 with 11 home runs, 12 doubles and 38 RBI.

Pitcher MVP: Heather Berrett, Sr. P/1B, Skyridge

Gifted athlete who played a huge role as the Falcons went undefeated in Region 4 and reached the 6A semifinals, finishing with a 2.84 ERA and 100 strikeouts as well as a batting average of .389.

Offensive MVP: Peyton Hall, Jr. P/INF, Spanish Fork

Fantastic hitter who had a knack for coming up big when her team needed a big hit, tallying a batting average of .475 and 20 home runs with 60 RBI while also consistently making plays in the infield.

Defensive MVP: Maci Wall, Sr. SS, Lehi

Impressive athlete who showed range and determination when vacuuming up grounders or chasing down fly balls, also finishing with a batting average of .444, nine home runs, 45 RBI, 11 doubles and nine home runs.

Coach of the Year: Tim Kennedy, Lehi

Savvy game manager who always tests his team early and works to get the payoff when it counts, which was what happened in 2022 as he led the Pioneers on a great run to the 5A state title game.

2022 All-Valley Softball First Team

(alphabetical order)

Payge Armendariz, Sr. P/1B , Wasatch

Dangerous batter who hit .581 with 12 home runs, 11 doubles, 60 RBI while also finishing with a 2.91 ERA and 69 strikeouts in the circle.

Tatum Hall, So. INF, Spanish Fork

Consistent performer who always seemed to be getting on base, notching a batting average of .647 with 26 RBI, 11 doubles and four home runs.

Ryann Haveron, So. P, Springville

Versatile athlete who could change the game from the circle (3.92 ERA, 90 strikeouts) or with her stick (batting average of .432, 27 RBI, six home runs).

Jamisyn Heaton, Sr. 1B/3B, Lehi

Lethal batter who had another impressive year swinging the bat as she hit .474 with nine home runs and 17 doubles with 46 RBI.

Emily Hicken, Sr. P, Timpanogos

Workhorse performer who kept batters guessing (132 strikeouts, 6.17 ERA) while also being a strong hitter (batting average of .382 with 23 RBI).

Grace Humes, Sr. P, Lehi

Strong pitcher who came in and did her job well, ending up with a 3.53 ERA and 125 strikeouts, as well as a batting average of .353 with 11 RBI.

Emma Liddiard, Jr. SS, Springville

Vital defender in the middle of the infield who also was a top hitter (batting average of .460, 37 RBI, 11 doubles).

Ashlyn Losee, Sr. C, Spanish Fork

Brilliant manager behind the plate who also had a batting average of .394 and hit nine doubles with 24 RBI.

Irma Medina, Jr. C/INF, Skyridge

Clutch performer who had a knack for making big plays (11 doubles, five home runs, two triples and 29 RBI).

Kiley Mitchell, Sr. INF, Spanish Fork

Talented all-around player who hit .357 with four home runs and three doubles while driving in 19 runs.

Ryan Pead, Fr. SS, Westlake

Explosive youngster who never let the stage intimidate her, ending up with a batting average of .652 with 43 RBI, 12 doubles and 10 triples.

Elliott Plewe, Jr. P/OF, Skyridge

Gifted performer who was great in the batter’s box (batting average of .451, 10 home runs, 36 RBI, eight doubles) as well as pitching (4.89 ERA, 65 strikeouts_.

Andrea Sweat, Sr. P/3B, Wasatch

Excellent athlete who finished with a batting average of .380 with 37 RBI, seven home runs and four doubles, and a 4.40 ERA (148 strikeouts).

Hadlee Walker, Sr. C/OF, Pleasant Grove

Fantastic hitter who always seemed to be bringing in runs with a batting average of .589, 12 home runs and 58 RBI.

2022 All-Valley Softball Second Team

(alphabetical order)

Kenadee Beck, Sr., Lehi

Batting average of .403, five home runs, 41 RBI, 13 doubles, five home runs

Brylee Bigelow, Sr. 2B, Wasatch

Batting average of .446, 18 RBI, nine doubles, nine triples

Sophie Bliss, Fr. 2B, Lehi

Batting average of .442, 38 RBI, 15 doubles, seven home runs

Saige Ewing, Sr. P, Springville

4.26 ERA, 57 strikeouts, batting average of .320, 21 RBI

Brooke Fisher, So. INF, Pleasant Grove

Batting average of .468, 13 home runs, 55 RBI

Kelci Gingras, Fr., Timpanogos

Batting average of .588, 35 RBI, 11 doubles, three home runs

Taylan Haveron, INF, Salem Hills

Batting average of .452, 27 RBI, 19 doubles

Jettlee Ioane, INF, Maple Mountain

Batting average of .607, 28 RBI

Madi Leatham, Jr., Cedar Valley

Batting average of .576, 29 RBI, 11 doubles, four home runs

Aubree Leonard, Sr. OF, Spanish Fork

Batting average of .357, two home runs, 10 doubles, 22 RBI

Hailey Mangum, SS, Payson

Batting average of .618, eight home runs, 44 RBI

Dailee Maughan, Jr. SS/3B, Skyridge

Batting average of .526, 25 RBI, 13 doubles

Cassidy Wilson, Sr. C/INF, Salem Hills

Batting average of .389, 42 RBI, seven home runs

Hallie Young, SS, Pleasant Grove

Batting average of .564, 10 home runs

Honorable Mention

ALA: Liberty Simons, Zuri Smith

Cedar Valley: Cate Underwood, Mikayla Bowling, Aly Lundberg

Juab: Dusti Draper, Kyla Winter, Kaysee Flanders, CheyAnn Lewis

Lehi: Emerson Fuller, Madison Salisbury, Brooklyn Wiltbank

Lone Peak: Megan Kriechbaum, Brooklyn Larsen, Emily Everett

Maple Mountain: Olivia Aanerud, Lydia Tibbals, Emma Ross

Mountain View: Taylor Lewis-Balzarini, Sadie West, Megan Kretschmer

Orem: Alli Mickelsen, Amanda Pay, Rachel Iosefo

Payson: Rylee Diamond, Alli Drake, Cambry Partridge, Kenli Miller, Peyton Staheli

Pleasant Grove: Annie Diesen, Maile Larsen, Jazlyn Bullock, Keslie Draney

Salem Hills: Cassidy Wilson, Rilyne Keck, Keyana Murray

Skyridge: Abbie Bailey, Taya Tahbo, Abigail Hall, Brightyn Turner, Grace Beck

Spanish Fork: Jade Romero, Alyce Archuleta, Emmie Olson

Springville: Tyler Haveron, Brooklynn Richardson, Caroline Simpson

Timpanogos: Lataya Brost, Breanna Mills, Alana King, Kaydance Pope

Timpview: Aleiah Brannin, Hannah Francis, Laura Bullock, Abigail Hansen

Wasatch: Kendyl Purdy, Josie Cluff, Sophia Ward

Westlake: Sami Flanagan, Addalie Purcell, Aspen Allen, Madison Buckley

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