STARKVILLE, Miss. – Sacramento City, San Jose City, Cerritos, College of the Canyons and Riverside accounted for exactly half of the winners of the 2010 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Cal JC All-American awards that were released on Friday, with each school placing two players on this list each.
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In the North Region, Sacramento City and San Jose City had two selections each. Infielder Andrea Argee and outfielder Melissa Harktop took home the honor for Sacramento, while infielder Erika Nowack and outfielder Elizabeth Foster were the winners for San Jose.
Argee, one of only two two-time All-Americans this year, has led the Panthers to a 35-4 record so far this season by hitting .445 with 49 hits, 37 runs, 16 doubles, a triple, six home runs, 31 RBIs, 13 walks and nine stolen bases. Her teammate, Melissa Harktop, has also had a great season and currently has a .405 batting average to go along with 45 hits, 32 runs, 18 double, seven home runs, 43 RBIs, eight walks and 16 stolen bases.
The other north team with two winners this year were the Jags of San Jose who were led, in part, by Erika Nowack is batting .415 with 49 hits, 30 runs, two doubles, a triple, 14 RBIs, 10 walks and 31 stolen bases. Also honored for the Jags was Elizabeth Foster who has a .393 batting average with 44 hits, 30 runs, 10 doubles, four triples, a home run, 31 RBIs, 10 walks and 20 stolen bases.
Also named All-America from the North Region were San Joaquin Delta infielder Brittany Williams, Solano infielder Melissa Logan, Sequoias outfielder Janae Reyes, Feather River catcher Chelsea Venable, Fresno utility player Nicole Reed and Sierra pitcher Samantha Baker.
Brittany Williams is currently hitting .543 with 51 hits, 35 runs, 19 doubles, two triples, four homeruns, 35 RBIs, five walks and 12 stolen bases. Logan is batting .486 with 53 hits, 30 runs, 14 doubles, 4 triples, two home runs, 30 RBIs, eight walks and nine stolen bases.
Sequoias’ Janae Reyes is currently batting .482 with 67 hits, 48 runs, eight doubles, four triples, 20 RBIs, 10 walks and 22 stolen bases. Venable is hitting .474 so far this season with 55 hits, 35 runs, 17 doubles, six doubles, seven home runs, 42 RBIs and seven walks.
Nicole Reed heads into the final weeks of the year with a 20-4 record and 1.18 ERA over 147.2 innings of work. She has allowed 67 hits, 25 earned runs and 51 walks while striking out 155 batters. Baker, who holds the league’s lowest ERA for pitchers with more than 50 innings, is 19-4 so far this season and has a tallied just a 0.55 ERA over 165 innings. She also leads the league in strikeouts with 238 and has allowed just 13 earned runs off of 78 hits and 22 walks.
In the South Region, Cerritos, Riverside and College of the Canyons led the way with two selections each. Two-time All-American pitcher Hillary Perez-Ashley and outfielder Samantha Garcia were the selections for Cerritos, while infielder Jackie Serna and outfielder Stephanie Szweb were the choices from Riverside. College of the Canyon’s two selections came in the form of an infielder and an outfielder, Ruby Herrera and Melissa Herndon, respectively,
Cerritos’ Hillary Perez Ashley is 30-1 this season and has a 1.33 ERA over 162.1 innings. She has allowed just 124 hits, 31 earned runs and 49 walks, while fanning 102 batters. Her teammate, Samantha Garcia, has also had an outstanding year hitting .538 with 63 hits, 56 runs, 10 doubles, 10 triples, five home runs, 31 RBIs, 21 walk and 35 stolen bases.
For Riverside, Jacke Serna has hit .417 this season with 45 hits, 38 runs, six doubles, a triple, eight home runs, 41 RBIs, 31 walks, and nine stolen bases. Szweb has been equally as impressive an currently has a .433 batting average with 55 hits, 37 runs, 11 doubles, a triple, a home run, 20 RBI, seven walks, and 19 stolen bases.
College of the Canyon’s Ruby Herrera is batting .382 with 47 hits, 36 runs, nine doubles, four triples, nine home runs, 45 RBIs, 13 walks and five stolen bases. Herndon, meanwhile, has hit .462 so far this season to along with 43 runs off of 60 hits, 13 doubles, 4 triples, four home runs, 40 RBIs, 13 walks and seven stolen bases.
Also being honored from the south region were Grossmont’s Angela Lovelady, Mt. San Antonio’s Christie Nieto, Antelope Valley’s Adriana Perez and Palomar’s Danielle LeBeau.
Angela Lovelady is batting .454 with 49 hitsm, 39 runs, 15 doubles, a triple, six home runs, 36 RBIs, 14 walks and four stolen bases. Nieto is currently hitting .490 with 50 hits, 45 runs, 16 doubles, a triple, three home runs, 32 RBIs, 25 walks and five stolen bases.
Adriana Perez of Antelope Valley is currently swinging a league leading .596 with 68 hits, 48 runs, 12 doubles, four triples, 15 home runs, 57 RBIs, 12 walks and three stolen bases. LeBeau currently has a.506 batting average with 42 hits, 22 runs, 12 doubles, two triples, a home run, 26 RBIs and 10 walks.