This collection of 30 players represents the best of the best in California for 2013, regardless of year in school or size of school. Several of them also have earned career listings in the Cal-Hi Sports state record book.
Extremely close race for the Cal-Hi Sports Ms. Softball State Player of the Year honor goes to the girl with the most speed. Norco’s Kylie Reed, headed to Cal, also is the best we’ve seen in person as a slap-hitting, left-handed leadoff hitter.
Three super sophomores just did too much and are all among this year’s final group of possible State Players of the Year. One will be named no later than Tuesday, June 25.
Pacifica of Garden Grove leads the pack with not one not two but three pitchers headed to major colleges. Defending State Team of the Year Norco, however, may have the best offensive lineup. A new coach, meanwhile, will lead top-ranked preseason team in Northern California.