Most Valuable Player
Mariah Davis, Madera, Sr. 2B
For the third year in a row, Mariah Davis has set the tone for Madera County softball. She was the one player on the Coyote roster you didn’t want on base, but it wasn’t easy. Davis used her speed to turn bunt singles into doubles by stealing 21 bases this season. She ended up batting .379 for the season to place second on the team. She struck out just three times in 134 at bats. She had an on base percentage of .427 and drove in a career-high 14 runs. Davis will go down as one of the best softball players in the annals of Coyote softball.
Davis is No. 1 in batting average, season; batting average, career; hits, season; hits, career; runs scored, season; runs scored, career; stolen bases, season; and stolen bases, career. Not only does she hold the top spot, she has the No. 2 spot for batting average in a season, No. 3 and No. 5 spot for hits in a season, No. 4 spot for runs in a season and the No. 2 spot for stolen bases in a season.
The Bethune-Cookman-bound Davis was named the All-County/Metro Athletic Conference co-Player of the Year for the second year in a row and she is the three-time recipient of The Madera Tribune’s Most Valuable Player.
Pitcher of the Year
Emily Martinez, Madera, Soph. P
After pitching just 49 innings last year while compiling a 3-4 record, including a no-hitter, Emily Martinez was thrust into ace-status for the Coyotes. Pitching against some of the top teams in the Central Section, Martinez led the Coyotes with 14 wins, which is 10th most all-time. She recorded a 1.42 earned run average in 132 2/3 innings pitched with 99 strikeouts. She added another no-hitter, this time a perfect game against Madera South. She also struck out a career-high 12 batters in a victory over San Joaquin Memorial-Fresno. Martinez was named first-team All-CMAC...