2013 softball players to watch

March 18, 2013|By Todd Karpovich | For The Baltimore Sun

Leah Allen

Glenelg, infielder, senior

Allen has established herself as one of the premier players in the region. Last season, she was first in Howard County with seven home runs and led the Gladiators in 13 offensive categories. The All-Metro first-team pick will play at Pennsylvania.

Jordan Cargile

Eastern Tech, pitcher, junior

Cargile batted .461 with 21 RBIs last season for the Mavericks. She had 53 strikeouts and only allowed seven walks in 49 innings on the mound last spring.

Ali Caulkins

Archbishop Spalding, pitcher, sophomore

Caulkins looks to build on a dominant freshman season in which she finished 11-4 with a 2.07 ERA and 81 strikeouts. She also threw five shutouts, including one no-hitter, for the Cavaliers.

LeAnne Collins

Hereford, pitcher-first baseman, junior

Collins went 9-3 with 128 strikeouts in 78 innings and finished with a 1.26 ERA for the Bulls last year. She also batted .500 with 10 RBIs and 29 runs scored. In two years at Hereford, Collins has 182 strikeouts.

Kristina Dillard

Broadneck, infielder-catcher, senior

The versatile player batted .506 with two home runs and 43 RBIs last season. The All-Metro first-team selection also had four triples and 20 runs scored for the Bruins. She will play at Louisville next year.

Brittany Jones

North County, pitcher, senior

One of the area's most well-rounded players, Jones batted .411 with eight doubles and 24 RBIs last season. She finished with a 2.62 ERA and 111 strikeouts on the mound.

Ali Moos

Glen Burnie, pitcher, junior

Moos has been dominant since her freshman year, and Glen Burnie coach Doug Schreiber expects that to continue this season. Moos finished the season with a 9-4 record, striking out 103 hitters and allowing just 17 walks.

Olivia Ravadge

Chesapeake-AA, infielder, senior

Ravadge broke the state record with 54 RBIs last season and batted .457 with five homers and three triples. A solid college prospect, she will split time between first base and the outfield.

Hannah Tavik

Seton Keough, pitcher, senior

Tavik batted .509 with a home run, eight doubles and two triples for the Gators last season. On the mound, she was 7-0 and had 53 strikeouts in 49 innings pitched. She will play in college at Frostburg State.

Katie Wilkinson

Howard, infielder, senior

One of the top players in Howard County, Wilkinson hit four home runs, four doubles and two triples last season. She also had 20 RBIs and a .562 on-base percentage for the Lions.

Other notables:

Giselle Alvarez, Eastern Tech

Alli Bluhm, Mount Hebron

Sammy Bost, Liberty

Taylor Dittmar, Northeast

MacKenzie Fitzgerald, C. Milton Wright

Kristen Griffith, South Carroll

Gabby Henson, Broadneck

Kelsea Hilditch, Bel Air

Jessica Jurney, Mount de Sales

Brittany Kingery, Perry Hall

Emily Kirby, Chesapeake-AA

Marlaina McCourry, Lansdowne

Audrey Melcher, Lansdowne

Sara Mercado, Archbishop Spalding

Courtney Merson, Howard

Lindsay Meyers, Eastern Tech

Jen Miller, North Carroll

Carly Moore, Severna Park

Emily Muller, Chesapeake-AA

Kayli Paugh, Howard

Jordan Pross, C. Milton Wright

Jacqueline Richards, Chesapeake-AA

Amanda Roberts, North Harford

Jessica Robinson, Glen Burnie

Kasey Roszel, Seton Keough

Holli Rutkowski, C. Milton Wright

Megan Sterling, River Hill

Michaela Stitely, North Carroll

Laura Thacker, Eastern Tech

Jordan Thompson, Broadneck

Mackenzie Thompson, Liberty

Kelsie Traylor, Archbishop Spalding

Kat Varga, River Hill

Crystal White, Chesapeake-AA

Caroline Winand, Reservoir

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