High School Softball: Meet the 2021 All-South Texas Softball team players and coach
2021 ALL-SOUTH TEXAS SOFTBALL TEAM
Andrea Martinez, jr., Bishop
The accomplishments of Andrea Martinez this season will help to cement her into Bishop High School’s annuals as one of its most successful athletes, and she still has a year to go. In a banner year for girls athletics at Bishop, Martinez shined for the Badgers in their run to the program’s first state softball appearance. Martinez racked up strikeouts and wins throughout the season, including two district wins against Santa Gertrudis Academy. But it was her final victory of the season in Game 3 of a regional final series against the Lions that helped push the Badgers to Austin. Martinez retired nine straight batters at one point in the game to help clinch a 3-1 victory in Game 3 at the regional championship. A junior, Martinez has more than 500 strikeouts in her career and won more than 25 games this past season.
Newcomer of the Year
Megan Geyer, Calallen
On an already talented Wildcats roster, Geyer found a way to shine in 2021 and helped the Wildcats back to the state championship game. Geyer hit a scorching .486 this season to go with six doubles, seven triples and five home runs. Geyer also had 23 RBI, 44 runs and stole 20 bases.
Coach of the Year
Tito Moreno, Bishop
Moreno not only coached the Badgers to a breakthrough season in softball but also continued what was a stellar season for girls athletics at Bishop High School. The Badgers swept area power Santa Gertrudis Academy on the way to a District 30-3A title, and then defeated the Lions in a three-game series in the regional finals.
IF — Linzie Leal, sr., Carroll
Leal was simply electric in the leadoff position for the Tigers this season. Leal hit .581 this season and was a scorching .729 with runners in scoring position, while also driving in 36 runs, scoring 61 runs and hit better than .500 in the postseason.
IF — Rhea-Ann Avalos, sr., Carroll
Avalos was an RBI machine for the Tigers this season. Avalos drove in 62 runs, while hitting .544 and had a scorching slugging percentage of 1.233. Avalos also smacked 19 home runs this season and finished her career with 31.
IF — Mariah Vasquez, sr., Veterans Memorial
Vasquez was one of the area’s top hitters and hit .621 this season, which included 14 doubles, two triples, four home runs to go with 38 RBI and a 1.138 slugging percentage.
IF — Maddie Mann, sr., Rockport-Fulton
Mann was a four-year stalwart at the plate for the Pirates and showed it again her senior season. Mann hit .519 with 19 doubles, 14 triples, five home runs, 56 RBI, scored 51 runs and stole 18 bases. She also had 81 hits this season.
OF — Alana Benitez, sr., Santa Gertrudis Academy
Benitez was the District 30-3A Offensive Player of the Year in 2021 after hitting .476 with 11 doubles, eight triples, eight home runs, 49 RBI and had 18 stolen bases.
OF — Maddy Flores, sr., Calallen
A multi-year starter and Galveston Community College signee, Flores hit .406 with 12 doubles, three triples, five home runs, 37 RBI and scored 35 runs.
OF — Shelbie Peal, jr., Veterans Memorial
Peal hit .534 this season and had an on-base percentage of 1.164 in 2021.
P — Vanessa Quiroga, sr., Carroll
Quiroga, a Texas signee, finished the season in the circle with 25 wins, 143 strikeouts and a 3.11 earned-run average. At the plate, she was even more dangerous hit .556 with seven home runs, 46 RBI and 50 hits.
P — Breanna Ford, jr., Calallen
The left-handed Ford finished the season with a stellar 19-4 record, a 1.24 earned-run average and 161 strikeouts. Of the four losses for Ford this season, two were to Class 6A state tournament qualifier Converse Judson, one against San Antonio Warren and Fredericksburg in the regional semifinals.
P — Siarah Galvan, sr., Rockport-Fulton
The left-handed Galvan, a Texas A&M-Corpus Christi signee, finished the season with 244 strikeouts and a 0.47 earned-run average, and also hit .454.
P — Anyssia Mendoza, jr., Mathis
Mendoza led Mathis to a historic season in 2021 advancing to the regional quarterfinals before falling to eventual regional champion Bishop. Mendoza struck 244 to with a 22-3 record and 2.16 ERA. Mendoza also hit .405 with 35 RBI.
C — Lauren Mata, sr., Calallen
Mata, who will play in college at Texas A&M-Kingsville, has been a key cog for the Wildcats for four years and showed it again this season. Mata hit .451 with 15 doubles, seven home runs and 41 RBI. Mata also threw out 17 of the 18 runners trying to steal against her.
U — Raegan Tennill, jr., Calallen
Tennill is arguably the best overall female athlete in the area and proved her versatility for the Wildcats this season. Tennill, who plays shortstop and pitches, hit .425 this season with 13 doubles, seven triples, 13 home runs and 62 RBI. As a pitcher, Tennill was 9-3 with 72 strikeouts and a 1.692 ERA.
U — Mikey Dominguez, sr., Rockport-Fulton
The versatile Dominguez, who also medaled at the state track meet in pole vault, finished her stellar four-year career with a .445 batting average.
IF — Aviana Gonzalez, sr., Calallen
IF — Kamryn Salinas, jr., Tuloso-Midway
IF — Jackie Garza, sr., Santa Gertrudis Academy
IF — Hannah Griffith, sr., Bishop
IF — Daniella Ramos, sr., Robstown
IF — Sadie Flores, Bishop
OF — Aylah Mata, fr., Carroll
OF — Payton Martinez, jr., Rockport-Fulton
OF — Rayven Ramos, so., Tuloso-Midway
OF — Alinna Cruz, Bishop
P — Madison Vela, sr., Odem
P — Jaci Salinas, jr., Santa Gertrudis Academy
P — Ava Hernandez, Alice
P — Jade Moreno, Flour Bluff
P- Ryanna Rodela, Ray
C — Reese Atwood, jr., Tuloso-Midway
C — Autumn Moses, sr., Sinton
U — Alaunah Almaraz, fr., Calallen
U — Carissa De Los Santos, sr., Santa Gertrudis Academy
U — Leah Cran, jr., Ray
IF — Alexis Alegria, fr., Hebbronville
IF — Toni Rivera, Mathis
IF — Nicole Ortiz, jr., Odem
IF — Adriana Mireles, fr., Santa Gertrudis Academy
IF - Audri Castillo, Ingleside
IF — Francine Rodriguez, West Oso
IF — HeavenLee Vasquez, sr., Tuloso-Midway
OF — Hailey Duran, sr., Carroll
OF — Mia Longoria, sr., Alice
OF — Maddy Pena, Bishop
P — Monica Carrillo, so., IWA
P — Jamie Burch, fr., Sinton
P — Natalie Villarreal, Falfurrias
P — Hannah Smith, Ingleside
P — Clarissa Valdez, fr., Tuloso-Midway
P — Jocelyne Galvan, Aransas Pass
C — Allison Garcia, jr., Carroll
C — Kieara Cruz, Bishop
U — Hollie Eads, jr., Refugio
U — Jasmine Trevino, jr., Carroll
Kalee Aguilar, Mathis; Allie Estrada, sr., Beeville; Gabby Guerrero, Mathis; Breana Herrera, sr., Carroll; Celeste Lara, sr., Refugio; Kaetlyn Mendez, so., Carroll; Jackie Molina, so., Alice; Alexandria Munoz, sr., Ben Bolt; Tonya Rodriguez, fr., Woodsboro; Danica Salinas, fr., John Paul II; Mia Tamez, Bishop; Emily Taylor, Bishop
Elizabeth Charles, sr., Ben Bolt
Maylynn Saenz, sr., Alice; Devyna Solis, Mathis
Olivia Barrera, sr., Ben Bolt; Briannah Mejias, jr., John Paul II; Lia Ramirez, jr, Refugio
Ava Aleman, so., IWA; Kaylor Freeman, so., Refugio; Kat Lara, sr., Orange Grove; Araceli Lozano, sr., John Paul II; Arinna Perez, Falfurrias; Evelyn Valdez, Bishop
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