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Sierra, Siskiyous Lead 2012 CalJC NFCA All-Americans
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Sierra and Siskiyous were the only schools to have multiple student-athletes selected to the 2012 NFCA Cal JC All-American teams, the Association announced on Tuesday when the annual list was released. Sierra led the way with three All-Americans, while Siskiyous had two.
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In the north, Sierra led all schools with three selections including outfielder Jenna Mae Thorne, catcher Annette Merjano and utility player Ashley Osier. Osier led the Big 8 this season with a .476 batting average and 54 RBIs, while also going 17-2 in the circle and striking out 70. Thorne finished third in the conference batting race with a .461 average to go along with 11 doubles, 23 RBIs and a conference-high 54 runs, while Merjano rounded out the trio of Wolverine All-Americans by batting .436 with 13 home runs, 16 doubles and 10 walks.
The three outfielders selected to this year’s team in the south were Lauren Castrellon of Cerritos, Angie Aguinaga of Citrus and Alia Williams of El Camino.
Castrellon hit .440 this year an scored a Western State-Blue high of 45 runs, while Agunaga notched a .421 average to go along with 31 runs and 23 RBIs. Williams helped lead the way for the Warriors this season by hitting .475, scoring 36 runs and walking 20 times.
Rounding out the 2012 honorees in the south were catcher Kara Frankhouser of Bakersfield and utility player Gabrielle Beasley of Southwestern. Frankhouser scored 41 runs this season for the Renegades, to go along with a .417 average and 20 doubles, while Beasley played an integral role in the Jaguars’ run to the super regionals by going 13-4 in the circle with a 2.14 ERA and hitting a Pacific Coast Conference-high .486 with 17 RBIs.