All-Tribune Softball Team


Tyler Takeda/The Madera Tribune

All-Madera Tribune recipients hold up their certificates and gift certificates from Perko’s Cafe and Grill, which is given to the top awardees. Madera’s Alexis Galvan, left, was named the Co-Pitcher of the Year while Erika Perez was the Most Valuable Player.

 

Most Valuable Player


Erika Perez


Sr. 3B Madera


All-League: County/Metro Athletic Conference Offensive Player of theYear


Stats: .425 Ba, 23 runs, 31 hits, 10 2B, 3 3B, 5 HR, 25 RBI, 9 SB


Perez is the last in the line of Perez sisters to play for head coach Judy Shaubach and she may be the best one. She is the third Perez sister to be named either The Madera Tribune’s Most Valuable Player or Offensive Player of the Year. Brianna Perez was the Tribune’s first MVP in 2011 while Sofia Perez was the Offensive Player of the Year in 2019. Erika was also the Offensive Player of the Year last season. She earns this with her hitting at the top of the line-up. When she was inserted at the lead-off spot, the Madera offense took off. She torched CMAC pitching with a .581 batting average to go with four home runs and 17 RBIs. She hit more extra bases (10) than singles in the CMAC. Perez finished second all-time with a .500 batting average her junior year, she also finished second with a .434 career batting average. She was third with 29 career doubles, sixth with eight career triples, tied for third with 10 career homers and fourth 69 career RBIs. And she missed her sophomore year because of the pandemic and missed about five games a year because she was playing basketball. Perez’s defense at third base shone brightest. She clinched Shaubach’s 700th victory with a great defensive play to end the game. Not many sacrifice bunts got down with her charging. She made the force out at second made more often than not. She also received the All-Madera Tribune award for volleyball and basketball this year.


Offensive Player of the Year


Paige Chapman


Sr. CF Liberty


All-League: North Sequoia League Co-Most Valuable Player


Stats: .531 BA, 52 hits, 6 2B, 49 runs, 17 RBI, 10 SB


The Chapman twins will go down in Liberty history as one of the best duos since Devin Kochergen and Kayla Barber. Paige was the table setter for the Hawks at the top of the line-up. She used her speed for 52 hits this season. She ends her career third, all-time in batting average for a season. She broke the school record for runs in a season with 49 and finished second in her career. Her 52 hits were third all-time and her 133 in a career was eighth. All that while missing most of her sophomore year because of the pandemic. She was the one that set the stage for the Hawks’ hitters behind her. Her defense in centerfield was also top-notch. Chapman is a three-time All-Tribune recipient.


Co-Pitcher of the Year


Alexis Galvan


Sr. P Madera


All-League: CMAC Pitcher of the Year


Stats: 17-10 record, 2.13 ERA, 226 K-164 IP.


Galvan was the go-to pitcher for the Coyotes, and has been for her four-year career, albeit an abbreviated sophomore year. She finished 9-0 in the CMAC with a 1.42 ERA. She struck out 85 batters in just 59 innings pitched. She was counted on by the Coyotes all year and, more often than not, delivered. She was 17-10 this season with a 2.13 ERA. She struck out 226 batters in 164 innings pitched and held batters to a .205 batting average. She had 10 games where she held opponents to four hits or less and recorded a pair of no-hitters. Her name is also littered throughout the Madera Coyotes record book. She finished second with six career no-hitters, tied for third with seven shutouts this season, second with 17 career shutouts, third with 52 career victories (against 23 losses), tied for first with 15 strikeouts in a seven-inning game, third in strikeouts for a season and second with 470 2/3 career innings pitched. She set the school record with 549 strikeouts, besting her pitching coach, Nikki Zenger’s record that stood since 1994. Galvan is a three-time All-Madera Tribune recipient.


Co-Pitcher of the Year


Karsyn Bauer


Soph. P Liberty


All-League: NSL Pitcher of the Year


Stats: .354 BA, 7 2B, 19 RBI, 22-1 record, 0.92 ERA, 172 K-106 2/3 IP.


Like Galvan was to Madera, Bauer was to Liberty’s new head coach Keith Davis. Bauer faced 437 batters and struck out almost 40 percent of them. She also didn’t allow a run in the NSL this season. She carried the team to the Div. III Central Section championship game last year and helped the Hawks advance to the Div. II quarterfinals. Only a sophomore, Bauer already has her name entrenched in the Liberty record book. She currently has a 1.18 career ERA, which is the best in school history by more than a half a run. She finished second with a 0.92 ERA this year. She tied for first in wins and was third in strikeouts for a season. Bauer is a two-time All-Tribune selection.


The Team


Rylee Bocchini


Soph. C Liberty


All-League: NSL 1st Team


Stats: .465 BA, 40 hits, 43 runs, 10 2B, 31 RBI


When most people see Bocchini’s numbers, they wonder what video game she has been playing because there is no holding her back. She hit .568 last season and “fell off” to a .465 batting average this year. Ten out of 10 players would take that in a heart beat. She also scored 43 runs, which was second to Paige Chapman, but was also third all-time. Bocchini’s .512 batting average for her career is the highest since 2010. Bocchini is a two-time All-Tribune recipient.


Jocelyn Mendez


Jr. C Madera


All-League: CMAC HM


Stats: .243 BA, 18 hits, 4 2B


Mendez’s offensive stats are a little misleading. She slumped early in the season, but turned it on in the CMAC where she hit .276 and drove in five runs. She helped anchor the Madera defense behind the plate and took charge. She was also the one that did the things you needed done, whether it be a sacrifice, moving a runner over or playing solid defense. She only struck out nine times in 83 plate appearances.


Nastasha Griffin


Jr. 1B Madera


All-League: CMAC HM


Stats: .250 BA, 14 H, 4 2B, 13 RBI


Like Mendez, her overall statistics don’t look as good as her CMAC stats. She finished third on the team in RBIs with 13 and had four doubles for the Coyotes. In the CMAC, though, Griffin hit .323 while scoring 11 of her 15 runs in league. She had three doubles and six RBIs. She will be looked upon on the field and in the circle for the Coyotes next season.


Nevaeh Galvan


Jr. 2B-Uti Madera


All-League: CMAC 2nd Team


Stats: .274, 18 runs, 23 hits, 3 2B


Once Perez was slated at the top of the line-up, Galvan was written underneath her and helped the offense start to click. Galvan was second on the team in sacrifice bunts. She was the player Shaubach could count on to play everywhere. Originally, Galvan came to the varsity squad as a catcher. This year, Galvan played left field, third and second base while seeing action behind the plate once. Galvan played in every game for the Coyotes except one. She also hit .357 batting average with 11 runs in league.


Ari Aguayo


Fr. 2B Liberty


All-League: NSL HM


Stats: .348 BA, 16 hits, 16 runs


In her freshman season, Aguayo started at second base for the Hawks in 24 of 30 games. She was a solid fixture, not only in the middle of the field for Davis, but also a solid player to have at the bottom of the line-up. She helped set the table for the Chapman twins by getting on base at the bottom of the order and using her speed.


Anna Garcia


Sr. 2B Madera South


All-League: CMAC HM


While most of the positions in the Madera South line-up was fluid with number of players playing different positions, Garcia was the one that was written in at second base most of the time. She also became a change of pace pitcher for the Stallions after teams faced Mariah Williams’ gas. She was also a member of the City/County All-Star softball game.


Lauren Chapman


Sr. 3B Liberty


All-League: NSL 1st Team


Stats: .467 BA, 43 hits, 10 2B, 3 HR, 46 RBI, 33 runs


With her sister setting the table Lauren was the one driving her home. Her 46 RBIs tied a school record for most RBIs in a season. She also finished tied for third with 104 RBIs in a career and would have broken the record if she didn’t miss most of her sophomore year because of COVID. She also finished ninth in career batting average (.444), seventh in career doubles (27), tied for fourth in career triples (7) and tied for fourth with 12 career home runs. You can’t talk about Liberty history without talking about the Chapman twins. That’s the legacy they leave. Chapman is a three-time All-Tribune selection.


Kailea Ricks


Soph. SS Madera


All-League: CMAC 1st Team


Stats: .387 BA, 24 hits, 12 runs, 6 2B, 12 RBIs, 14 BB.


Ricks was a solid No. 4 batter for the Coyotes. Not only could she hit for average and hit for power, she got on base. She reached base half of the time for the Coyotes. She was impossible not to notice in the field. Whether it was her loud cheering for her teammates on the field or her routine at the plate before every pitch, Ricks was a crowd pleaser. She is a two-time All-Tribune selection.


Maci Whaley


Soph. OF Liberty


All-League: NSL 2nd Team


Stats: .494 BA, 43 hits, 8 2B, 33 RBI, 21 runs


Why Whaley is only a second team NSL selection is baffling to this author and to Davis. She was second her her team in batting average, hits, doubles and RBIs. I guess more is expected out of you in the sophomore year, but what more could Whaley have done? Her offensive output gave the Hawks a solid top of the line-up that could compete against some of the toughest teams in the Central Section.


Isabel Del Rio


Soph. OF Madera South


Stats: .242 BA, 12 runs 15 hits


Del Rio gives Madera South something to look up to. The speedy outfielder turned to the left side and used her speed to get on base more frequently. She was second on the team in hits and led the Stallions in runs scored. Her speed can be a weapon to be exploited in the future.


Brianah Hamilton


Jr. CF Madera


All-League: CMAC 1st Team


Stats: .358 BA, 23 runs, 34 hits, 6 2B, 8 HR, 26 RBIs


To say Hamilton had a break-out season is not necessarily the truth. She broke Madera’s school record for home runs in a season last year and increased that total this year while also breaking the school career home run record. Hamilton led the Coyotes in RBIs, tied for second in doubles and was third in doubles. She was looked upon as a team leader this year and will be looked upon next year as a leader. She is a two-time All-Tribune recipient.


Leilani Moreno


Jr. RF Madera


All-League: CMAC HM


Stats: .239 BA, 15 runs, 16 hits.


Moreno was one of two players (Hamilton) to play in every game for the Coyotes this season. She entrenched herself behind her sunglasses in right field and was solid. She also stepped up her play in the CAMC by hitting .250 with seven runs scored at the bottom of the Madera line-up. One of the highlights of Madera’s season was Moreno’s surprising home run to end a 10-0 victory over Chowchilla to give Alexis Galvan a no-hitter.


Kaley Bowe


Sr. P Liberty


All-League: NSL 2nd Team


Stats: 4-1 record, 0.96 ERA, 72 K-58 1/3 IP


Bauer needed a break every once in a while and Davis had a solid Bowe backing her up. Bowe allowed just 12 runs in 58 innings and recorded a sub-1.00 ERA. She was solid for the Hawks and helped keep Bauer fresh for a playoff run.


Mariah Williams


Jr. P-OF Madera South


All-League: CMAC 2nd Team


Stats: .381 BA, 24 hits, 4 2B, 4-8 record, 4.17 ERA, 102 K-107 IP


Williams was easily the best player for the Stallions. She hit .381 and the next best hitter was almost 100 points behind her. She was the team leader in hits, RBIs and doubles while also recording more than 100 innings in the circle. She will be counted on, again, next year for the Stallions. She is a two-time All-Tribune selection.


Kaylynn Powell


Jr. DP Madera


All-League: CMAC HM


Stats: .229 BA, 19 H, 9 RBI


Powell is as streaky as they come. While she sometimes goes into slumps, when she is hot, she can carry a team. She had a four game stretch where she it more than .400. She was an important person behind the scenes and kept the Coyotes loose in the dugout, whether intentional or unintentional. She batted .296 in the CMAC and drove in seven of her nine runs in league. She had an on-base percentage of .406, as well.

Tags: