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AZDad

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I saw bits and pieces of most of the top kids that played in the AZ state 4A/5A playoffs and championships.   Based on this, and seeing them all play over the years, here are my informal, anecdotal, undoubtedly-overlooking-someone-even-better, "awards":

- Best non-pitcher in the State...and probably the country - Bridgette Del Ponte, UA (reminds me of Kaitlin Cochran...)
- Best slap hitter - Karissa Buchanan, UA
- Best all-around, do everything (including pitch) player - Sam Parlich, ASU
- Best HS team in state - Sunrise Mountain
- Best pitcher - Fowler(UA) at the moment but Escobedo(ASU) is coming up fast (and she is a year younger).  Labovick at Sunrise Mountain seems underrated though...  BTW, it is an IQ test for Escobedo and her family whether she goes to ASU, UCLA, or UA...so far it appears like she passed the test   

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Is DelPonte a catcher? Or what position? I thought i heard catcher?  I know she (and Tikey) are widely considered (along with Escobedo) three of Phoenix's (and Arizona for that matter) very best.  Very glad Candrea was able to lure DelPonte away from ASU, she will be a definite asset.
Karissa Buchanan is one of the more underrated players in Arizona and i am so excited to see her in an Arizona uniform.
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Bridgette moved to shortstop this season after catching for her first two years. Will be interesting to see where she will fit in at Arizona. My guess is first or third base with Bailie Kirker nabbing the other corner position . Just for the freshman year as Arredondo will be a senior when they enter Arizona. Will have to wait and see what other recruits are coming in- This already looks like the top class with
 
KENZIE FOWLER (P)
BRIDGETTE DEL PONTE (INF/C)
BECCA TIKEY (OF/2B)
BAILIE KIRKER (INF)
  
(I feel like i am forgetting somebody?!!! Maybe not?!)



 
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ASU fans-
just a heads up- dont count on Dallas Escobedo until that LOI is signed and sealed to the ASU office.
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AZ fans still happy with National POY Kenzie Fowler?!
I read that some fans were actually asking Mrs. Fowler if Kenzie would graduate in December and join the team next season. She said NO as she deserves to enjoy her senior yearr (Thats a little SELFISH!!! I kid I kid, of course she does! ABSOLUTELY!)
Interesting to see how Arizona and ASU are faring with the top level pitchers because they both have Fowler and Escobedo coming in and nobody wants to be the #2. Heard they are not faring well actually and a top level recruit for ASU has decided to look elsewhere. We will see what happens.

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Can you elaborate on what top level recruit has changed their mind?  This is the second time I've heard this in the last few days.

courtney26

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Can you elaborate on what top level recruit has changed their mind?  This is the second time I've heard this in the last few days.

In the last few days?  I can't think of anyone..

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Can you elaborate on what top level recruit has changed their mind?  This is the second time I've heard this in the last few days.

Just another Wildcat rumor, don't worry about it.


Another BRUINJIMJESSIEWILDCAT rumor if your talking about what i think you are.
UCLADreamin

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ASUSoftballFan-
Just so you know, JessieWildcat is not a representative of us AZ fans. We got over the Escobedo deal the next week. Time to move on. It would've been amazing (albeit SELFISH!) of us to get both Kenzie and Dallas. Again, as i have said before in a previous post, it was well known that Dallas wanted to come to Arizona. Even you as an ASU fan have to see that. But a top pitcher wanting to be second fiddle? can't imagine it. Can't imagine Dallas switching her commitment either. One coach actually said "Kenzie Fowler is number one and it isn't even close. Anyone else is a distant second." I know both Kenzie Fowler and Dallas Escobedo and have seen both of them pitch and i would take Kenzie Fowler any time, any day any game over any current high school pitcher. Like you say-- GAME ON.

AZ will have a pretty amazing lineup with this years frosh class, Koria, Arriola, Buchanan, Kirker, DelPonte, Tikey, etc. etc.

Both teams will be GOOD.

 


Kenzie throwing to Lini.... Oh my gosh, you 'cats are in for some fun......!!!! I can't wait to see them at Easton in '010.

I also feel that UA has a better '09 class, I've seen some of these girls play. But both teams will be good.

And Courtney: I saw an earlier post of yours, you forgot about Perelini Koria up there.

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I believe Lini is coming to play this season for the Arizona Wildcats.
She is having a great summer and had a ery nice performance in the Champions cup.

It would be good to have the Cali HS homerun record holder, Lini.
And the next Cali HS homerun record holder, in Kirker.....
Playing for the Cats.


(BKirker to break Lini HR record this coming season.)


It will be fun to see the Cats play in the next 5 years.
The Pac10 should be loaded for excitement!

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