Here are the top softball players in Utah Valley in 2019:
Player of the Year
Briley Young, Sr. P,
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).
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.
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.
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).
Coach of the Year:
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.
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.
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