Team to watch
The bigger the stakes, the better Rogers High School plays. Despite not winning the SPSL South the past five seasons, the Rams have made it to the Class 4A West Central District title game four consecutive times – winning three titles. And this squad, led by pitcher Tess Dixon and catcher Rylee Whispel, can beat teams with speed and reliable hitting.
SPSL North – Jefferson. SPSL South – Rogers. Narrows 4A – Bellarmine Prep. SPSL 3A – Peninsula. Narrows 3A – Wilson. SPSL 2A – White River. Evergreen Conference – W.F. West. Nisqually 1A – Cedar Park Christian.
Player to watch
The latest menacing mound presence comes from Emerald Ridge ace Meagan Hendrix, a Portland State signee who is durable with radar-like location on multiple pitches. She also exceptionally fields her position. The reigning SPSL South pitcher of the year also hit .640 last season.
Other top players
Class 4A - OF Halle Elliott, Tahoma, Jr.; C Katie Jackson, Jefferson, Sr.; 3B Regan Rudisill, Kentlake, Jr.; C/1B/P Nikki Schroeder, Olympia, Sr.; P Courtney Schwan, Bellarmine Prep, Jr.; C Rylee Whispel, Rogers, Jr.
Class 3A – 1B Quierra Bradford, Auburn Mountainview, Sr.; P Alex Flynn, Wilson, Sr.; OF/IF Kaysha Fox, Wilson, Sr.; P Aspen Ison, Peninsula, Sr.; SS Sarah Morrow, Enumclaw, Jr.; Kali Patterson, Bonney Lake, Sr.; 3B Krystalani Yockman, Lakes, Sr.
Class 2A – OF Mackenzie Bourbanis, Fife, Sr.; OF Marissa Reynolds, W.F. West, Sr.; P Allie Sims, Sumner, Sr.; P Kayla Smith, White River, So.