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Arizona high school softball hitters and pitchers of the week: March 13-18

These are weekly azcentral sports high school softball honors. If you have a hitter and pitcher of the week that you would like to nominate for Hitter or Pitcher of the Week, please email me at richard.obert@arizonarepublic.com each Monday.

March 13-18

Big Schools (6A-4A)

Hitter of the Week

Carrigan Foster, Surprise Willow Canyon, P, So.

In a 14-1, five-inning 5A Conference win over Glendale Ironwood, Foster became the first player in school history to hit two grand slams in a game.

Willow Canyon sophomore Carrigan Foster became the first player in school history to hit two grand slams in a game.

Willow Canyon sophomore Carrigan Foster became the first player in school history to hit two grand slams in a game.

Pitcher of the Week

Madison Seigworth, Chandler Hamilton, Jr.

In a 1-0 win over top-ranked Phoenix Pinnacle, she struck out 10 and gave up just four hits.  She walked two. It was her fifth win of the season. She has struck out 73 in 46 innings. She went 3-0 on the week. She also struck out 13 and gave up two hits in an 8-1 win over Phoenix Horizon.

Small Schools (3A-1A)

Hitter of the Week

Cori Jackson, Benson, 1B, Sr.

She homered in three consecutive games and had 14 RBIs in seven games, helping the team go 6-1.

Pitcher of the Week

Kristin Cocke, Safford, So.

In a 4-1 win over Winslow, she struck out 17 and gave up three hits. She won five games in the Payson tournament, and had 18 strikeouts in a 9-4 win over Phoenix Sunnyslope.

March 6-11

Big Schools (6A-4A)

Hitter of the Week

Alynah Torres, Glendale Cactus, INF, So.

Cactus sophomore Alynah Torres had three home runs and 10 RBIs in TOC in Bullhead City.

Cactus sophomore Alynah Torres had three home runs and 10 RBIs in TOC in Bullhead City.

The Arizona State commit hit .632  (12 for 19) in the Tournament of Champions in Bullhead City. She had three home runs and 10 RBIs in six games.

Pitcher of the Week

Madison Sierra, Yuma Cibola, Sr.

Went 4-0, raising her record to 10-0. She gave up a total of three earned runs. She capped the week with a 5-0 win over Buckeye Verrado, striking out 11, walking one and giving up two hits in a complete game.

Small Schools (3A-1A)

Hitter of the Week

Audrey LeClair, Phoenix County Day, INF, So.

She went 7 for 8 in 13 plate appearances. She hit for the cycle in one game. She had three doubles, a triple and two home runs with 13 RBIs, five walks and 11 stolen bases on the week.

Pitcher of the Week

Sabyn Martinez, Morenci, Sr.

She was 6-1 with 43 strikeouts, leading 2A team to the Apollo Cool Nites silver bracket championship.

Feb. 27-March 4

Big Schools (6A-4A)

Hitter of the Week

Ellessa Bonstrom, Oro Valley Canyon del Oro, OF, Jr.

In a 14-7 win over Tucson Sahuaro, she went 3 for 4 with five RBIs and a triple and a home run with two  runs scored. She also had two hits in a 10-0 win over Phoenix Greenway, adding another home run.

Pitcher of the Week

Marissa Schuld, Phoenix Pinnacle, Jr.

She pitched a three-hit, six-inning shutout of Phoenix Xavier in a 10-0 victory, striking out 12. In a 9-4 win over Chandler Hamilton, she struck out eight in 4 2/3 innings, giving up three hits and not allowing a run.

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Small Schools (3A-1A)

Hitter of the Week

Tyler Gill, Eloy Santa Cruz, INF, Sr.

She went 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs in a 9-3 win over Casa Grande, followed by three hits in three plate appearances and five RBIs and two home runs in an 11-1 win over Phoenix Moon Valley.

Pitcher of the Week

Reyna Caudillo, Phoenix North Pointe Prep, So.

She pitched a no-hitter, striking out 15, in a 12-0 win over Phoenix Veritas Prep. She did not walk a batter and faced 19 batters in six innings.

Through Feb. 21-25

Big Schools (6A-4A)

Hitter of the Week

Shaylee Ackerman, Mesa Desert Ridge, OF, So.

Leading the Jaguars to a 6-0 week, she went 12 for 18 with five home runs, three doubles and 19 RBIs. She knocked in 10 runs in her last two games, wins over Tempe Corona del Sol and Gilbert Perry.

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Pitcher of the Week

Lexy Coons, Tucson Sahuaro, Sr.

She went 4-0 with a 0.90 earned-run average, striking out 43 batters in 31 innings. She now has 41 career varsity wins.

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Small Schools (3A-1A)

Hitter of the Week

Jessica Lozania, Sahuarita, Utility, Sr.

During a 5-3 week, Lozania went 18 for 24 at the plate with six doubles and 14 RBIs. She had back-to-back five-RBI games.

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Pitcher of the Week

Regan Glenn, Mohave Valley River Valley, Sr.

She pitched River Valley to five-inning 12-0 and 20-0 wins over Bullhead City Mohave and Parker to start the season. She struck out 19 and the teams combined for a .032 batting average against her.

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