Alexis Ramirez could always play the game, especially as a hitter. Vanessa Salinas was the most dominant pitcher in the Valley her senior season and arguably the finest player in the history of Madera High softball.
Both had college scholarships. And both walked away from them. Completely and without reservation.
And now years after their senior seasons at Madera High — five for Ramirez and four for Salinas, college softball has led them home.
They are two of the stars for the Fresno City Rams program with their sights set on a state championship. Never have they been more happy...