FLS Varsity brings you the scores, stats and stories from Fredericksburg-area high school sports.
ALL-AREA SOFTBALL CAPSULES
P MALLORY RATCLIFF
Despite missing time with an injury, Ratcliff shone in her first varsity season. She had 103 strikeouts in just 76 innings.
P NICOLE BADAMI
North Stafford freshman
The Wolverines’ first-year pitcher helped lead her team to the Conference 15 title. She carried a 1.58 ERA with 88 strikeouts while batting .382.
P ASHLEIGH NALLSKing George freshman
Nalls struck out 90 batters over 96 innings with a 1.24 ERA. She also hit .412 with 27 RBIs—including a team-leading 18 RBIs in conference play.
C CHELSEA BROOKS
Brooke Point junior
Brooks threw out 65 percent of would-be base stealers this year. She hit .431 with 13 RBIs and 16 runs scored while slugging three home runs.
IF RACHAEL PAYNE Brooke Point senior
One of the area’s best defensive players at shortstop, this all-Conference 15 first-teamer batted .396 with five doubles, three triples, 13 RBIs and 16 runs.
IF MONICA BRANDTS King George senior
Brandts collected 32 RBIs for the Foxes while scoring 19 runs. She had 30 hits and batted .543 this season with runners in scoring position.
IF SYDNEY BURTON
A Barton College recruit, Burton hit .403 this year with 11 RBIs and 12 runs scored. She’s also been a defensive stalwart for the Bears at third base.
OF CAYLIN SPENCER
The Conference 15 player of the year hit .521 with a .708 slugging percentage and just one strikeout. She didn’t make an error for the Panthers in center field.
OF SAM BARBARCZUK
North Stafford senior
An outstanding defender and team captain, Barbarczuk used her speed to steal 17 bases for the Wolverines while scoring 18 runs.
OF TAYLOR SCHAEFER
Colonial Forge sophomore
An all-Conference 4 first-team pick, Schaefer hit .475 this season with 11 RBIs and a .516 on-base percentage.
DH TAYLOR LEVESQUE
Mountain View sophomore
Levesque drove in 26 runs with two homers and was also named an all-Conference 15 first-team pitcher.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
U BRITTANY JACOBS Riverbend senior
The Bears’ most valuable player did a little bit of everything for Riverbend—she was a standout shortstop, an offensive weapon with 15 RBIs and a .455 average, and performed well when thrust into the pitching circle.
COACH OF THE YEAR:
With a talented lineup loaded with freshmen, Kantor’s Wolverines captured the Conference 15 tournament championship and
advanced to the 5A–North quarterfinals.
P Katie Harlow, Louisa Jr.— Posted a 1.04 ERA while hitting .479.
P Hannah Jones, Orange So.—13–4 record with three HRs.
C Emily Bradford, Colonial Forge Jr.—Hit .411 with two HRs, 16 RBIs.
IF Emily Pryor, North Stafford Jr.—.348 batting average, eight steals.
IF Katelyn Johnson, Orange So.—Hornets’ leader carried .468 average.
IF Alexis Sheehan, King George Sr.—Led team in runs, just one SO.
IF Tori Littles, Courtland Sr.—Hit .370 with three home runs.
OF Amber Scites, Mountain View Sr.—All-Conference 15 first team.
OF Taylor Subacius, Riverbend So.—13 steals, 18 runs scored.
OF Lindsey Talley, Louisa Jr.—An amazing .613 average this year.
DH Ashleigh Williams, Orange Sr.—.489 average, solid defensive OF.
U Carolyn Campbell, Culpeper Jr.—P/IF was all-conference 27 pick.
Allison Baker, Stafford
Makayla Baker, Spotsylvania
Lexy Bledsoe, Orange
Jordan Casey, Colonial Forge
Lacey Chambers, Mountain View
Emerald Cheesbrew, Riverbend
Ashley Cooper, King George
Casandra Cooper, Caroline
Chrissy Cromer, Louisa
Chyann Hooker, Brooke Point
Erin Cunningham, James Monroe
Maddie Devries, Massaponax
Bella Garibaldi, Mountain View
Tearra Goode, Orange
Tiffany Hedge, Stafford
India Holmes, Caroline
Madison Hughes, Massaponax
Taylor Hughes, King George
Sygourni Johnson, North Stafford
Sam Madison, Louisa
Kayla Mathews, Riverbend
Jasmin McDougle, Stafford
Colby Mocarski, Culpeper
Heather Money, Brooke Point
Allison Morrow, Caroline
Ashleigh Neville, North Stafford
Elizabeth Rathbone, Culpeper
Lauren Richardson, North Stafford
Tori Risner, Massaponax
Kelsey Romine, Mountain View
Emily Rosenberg, Massaponax
Blake Seal, Caroline
Courtney Snyder, Stafford
Danielle Thompson, North Stafford
Hannah Thompson, North Stafford
Jaclynn Truxon, King George
Lauren Vastano, Colonial Forge
Kristen Weadon, Stafford
Emily White, Mountain View
Katie Whitehead, Mountain View