Here are the top softball players in Utah Valley in 2019:

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Spanish Fork senior pitcher Briley Young throws a pitch during the 2-0 Don win over Lehi in Spanish Fork on April 19, 2019.

Player of the Year

Briley Young, Sr. P,

Spanish Fork

One of the steadiest, most reliable players in the state with impressive pitching ability (229 strikeouts) as well as the focus to come through at the plate (23 RBI).

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Skyridge senior Marisa Bowman catches a popup during one of the 5A elimination games at the Spanish Fork Softball Complex on May 28, 2019.

Offensive MVP:

Marisa Bowman, Sr. SS, Skyridge

A dynamic athlete who pitchers dreaded seeing step in because the Falcon star knew how to come up at the plate, blasting nine home runs and five doubles.

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Spanish Fork sophomore shortstop Brooklyn Pintar hits the ball during the 2-0 Don win over Lehi in Spanish Fork on April 19, 2019.

Defensive MVP:

Brooklyn Pintar, So. SS, Spanish Fork

Gifted fielder who found her niche after being moved to the middle, making 35 assists on outs to just four errors. Also a dangerous hitter who hit .455 with nine home runs, eight doubles and 39 RBI.

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Springville pitcher McKenna Thomas throws a pitch during the 7-0 Red Devil win over Timpview in the 5A elimination game in Springville on May 16, 2019.

Pitching MVP:

McKenna Thomas, So. P, Springville

Talented hurler who knew how to set up opposing hitters (164 strikeouts) but could also help her own cause at the plate (32 RBI, eight home runs).

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Spanish Fork head coach Don Andrews looks out over the field during the 13-7 Don win over Cedar in the 4A state semifinals in Spanish Fork on May 19, 2018.

Coach of the Year:

Don Andrews,

Spanish Fork

Brilliant instructor who molded a young, erratic Don team into a title contender, including rallying from a late-season slide to finish in second place in 4A and a 28-8 record overall.

All-Valley team

Oakley Bates, Fr. C, Spanish Fork

Powerful hitter who was tough to get out as she hit .531 with 11 home runs, 14 doubles and 56 RBI for the Dons.

Marae Condie, Sr. CF, Spanish Fork

Impressive athlete who made big plays at the plate (.429, 15 extra-base hits, 26 RBI) and with her ability to cover a lot of ground in center field.

Payge Armendariz, Fr. 1B/P, Wasatch

Brilliant young star who was something special at the plate as she hit .567 with 12 home runs, 10 doubles and 47 RBI while also finishing with 54 strikeouts as a pitcher.

Brightyn Turner, Fr. OF, Skyridge

Gifted hitter who finished with seven home runs, 15 extra-base hits and more than 20 RBI while just starting to reach her potential.

Linsey Robinson, Sr. INF, Springville

Key leader who hit well (.352, 13 extra-base hits, 19 RBI) and also came up with big plays on defense for the Red Devils.

Halle Carpenter, Jr. P, Westlake

Fierce competitor with knockout capability both in the circle (171 strikeouts) and at the plate (.516, eight doubles, 29 RBI).

Jerika Fitting, So. INF, Westlake

Formidable hitter who was tough to get out as she hit .558 with seven home runs, 10 doubles and 39 RBI for the Thunder.

Kylie Takahashi, Sr. 3B/C, Lehi

Important leader who helped the Pioneers improve all year while hitting .396 with 34 RBI and 14 extra-base hits.

Savannah Heaton, Sr. 1B, Lehi

Terrific hitter who was always a threat to either blast the ball out (12 home runs) or drive in key runs (.412, 50 RBI).

Lexi Butterfield, Jr. P, Lehi

Tireless pitcher who finished with 87 strikeouts while also adding a .365 batting average, 11 extra-base hits and 24 RBI.

Brighton Fenton, Sr. P, Pleasant Grove

Dynamic pacesetter for the Vikings both in the circle (119 strikeouts) and with a bat in her hand (.449, 13 extra-base hits, 24 RBI).

Ari Owens, Sr. 3B, Pleasant Grove

Solid fielder who made great contact when batting, hitting .425 with 14 extra-base hits and 20 RBI.

Madalyn Argyle, Sr. INF, Maple Mountain

Consistent performer who was always a key threat for the Golden Eagles, hitting .389 with 13 extra-base hits and 30 RBI.

Sloane Vigoren, Sr. P, Timpview

Crucial hitter, pitcher and leader for the up-and-coming Timpview program that made it to state.

Miah Hartvigsen, Jr. INF, Salem Hills

Thrilling hitter who always seemed to find gaps as she hit .520 with six home runs, five doubles and 28 RBI.

Honorable Mention

American Fork: Colbi Draney, Kalli Rhoton

ALA: Skylee Edwards, Megan Edwards

Juab: Reggie Myers, Hanna Holden, Raygen Newton

Lehi: Kylie Takahashi, Jamisyn Heaton, McKenna Rich

Lone Peak: Kora Lowe, Makayla Ware

Maple Mountain: Justyce Strasburg, Jaisha Ioane, Libbee Hanks, Madilyn Henry

Mountain View: Nicole Riley

Orem: Kaylee Lyman, Alexandria Dahl

Payson: Bailey Marvin, Brinn Loveless, Rylee Diamond

Pleasant Grove: Zoey Rose, Ally Blackhurst, Kelsey Blackhurst

Provo: Kate Woffinden

Rockwell: Abbi McCandless

Salem Hills: Lexi Bishop, Grace Haskell, Cassidy Wilson

Skyridge: Alexis Atcitty, Keylee Melling, Reece Tahbo

Spanish Fork: Lindsey Smith, Trinity Benson, Samantha Cowden, Amanda Mitchell

Springville: Whitney Shepherd, Brinlee Paystrup, Lexi Brunger

Timpanogos: Jaycee Lee, Macy Walker, Halie Lymam

Timpview: Kalina Toluta’u, Brooklyn Powell

Wasatch: Charley Kelson, Maclee McPhie, Andrea Sweat, Riley Arnold

Westlake: Sami Flanagan, Brooklyn Gramse, Sara Robson

Daily Herald sports reporter Jared Lloyd can be reached at 801-344-2555 or Twitter: @JaredrLloyd. Instagram: @JaredrLloyd.

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