Most Valuable Player
Mariah Davis, Madera Second Base, sophomore
Resume: Set the school record for highest batting average in a season (.434) and singles in a season (41). She was the table-setter at the top of the Coyote lineup and kept the defense on its toes by being able to slap, bunt or chop a basehit. She had a hit in 26 of the team’s 32 games and closed out the season batting .667 in the last eight games. The best is still to come for the sophomore who is one of the team’s hardest workers. She is working on a power slap to add to her repertoire. Davis was also named first team All-County/Metro Athletic Conference.
Pitcher of the Year
Hannah Shevenell, Liberty Pitcher, junior
Resume: When Liberty coach Bob Barber gave Shevenell the ball down the stretch, she didn’t let up. She allowed just one run in three playoff games as the Hawks outscored their opponents 30- 1 to win their fourth straight Valley championship. She set the school record for strikeouts in a season (193) while going 16-4 with a 1.18 ERA in 131 innings pitched. She helped herself at the plate batting .338 with 18 RBIs. She was named the North Sequoia League Pitcher of the Year.
Coaches of the Year
Leslie Wood and Bob Barber, Liberty
Resume: It’s hard to argue about the duo that has won four straight Division V Valley Championships. They won the Valley title in 2011 with a group of sophomores. Another run to the Valley Championship was expected this season and the Hawks didn’t disappoint. Despite placing second in the North Sequoia League, the Hawks ran through the playoffs to win another Valley title. In eight years together, the dynamic duo have combined for a 166-63-4 record (.712 winning percentage) with four North Sequoia League titles, five Valley Championships and six 20-win seasons.
Carissa McMillon, Madera Pitcher, junior
Resume: The first team AllCMAC selection put the Coyotes on her shoulders down the stretch. She went 5-2 in the CMAC with a 1.24 ERA. Overall, McMillon finished with an 11-8 record with 130 strikeouts in 117 1/3 innings pitched. She also batted .323 in the CMAC and .308 for the season. McMillon also tied a school record for most strikeouts in a seven-inning game with 15 against Madera South. McMillon tossed a perfect game against Sunnyside-Fresno to give head coach Judy Shaubach her 500th career victory She was named the CMAC’s Pitcher of the Year...