The end of July is a busy time in travel. High school softball players from around the country are wrapping up their final weeks of competition. Future Wildcats from the classes of 2022 and 2023 were involved in tournaments and all-star games across the country. How did they do?
2022 Premier Girls Fastpitch All-American Game
On Saturday, PGF held both its Futures Game for players who just finished their sophomore and junior seasons of high school, as well as its All-Star Game for players who just graduated. Arizona had three freshmen participate for the West team in the 2022 PGF All-American game.
Wild cats of the future Dakota Kennedy, Tyler BiehlAND Logan Cole all played for a dominant West team that used the East’s strong bats and shaky defense to win 12-2. The trio saw a pitcher they will see again for at least one season in the Pac-12, facing the future UCLA Bruin Taylor Tinsley with little success.
Cole reached on an error in the top of the second. She was followed by future teammate Biehl, who gave the West the go-ahead run with an RBI fielder’s choice. It put the West up 2-1 and the team never looked back.
There was Arizona representation in the East pit as well. Former wildcats Lovieanne Young AND Nicole Giordano Stoll were on the coaching staff.
PGF Nationals 18U Premier
Arizona’s newest committee Aisa Silva had a great performance with So Cal Athletics – Richardson. Lefty pitcher said Extra Inning Softball that she took her official visit to Arizona a week before going to PGF Nationals and was offered a scholarship at that time. It didn’t take long for him to jump at the offer.
With a pitching coach Taryne Mowatt-McKinney by her side, she faces the right time with the head coach Caitlin Lowe and assistant coach Lauren Lappin from the PGF tournament to tell them she was committing to Arizona.
Silva said a big reason she wanted to be a Wildcat was the fans. She is excited to play in front of people who have supported the program for decades and are not just “new fans.”
In the field, Silva pitched two one-run shutouts for her team. The second of the pair was a 10-inning affair. Her teammates were clearly impressed.
Aissa will be UofAs best of the future wings in both 22 and 23
— Avery Motroni 2025 (@averymotroni14) July 31, 2022
Fastpitch Alliance Championship Series
Arizona had two future players competing for the OC Batbusters – Stith in Indianapolis this weekend. pitcher Ryan Maddox and infield Reagan Shockey play for the program that has produced countless Wildcats in the past. They earned the right to play in the championship series on Sunday.
Shockey was crucial in helping them get there. When the team fell into the loser’s bracket, they had to face off against the No. 1 Athletics Mercado – Smith. Shocky went 2-for-4 at the plate and scored three runs in the Batbusters’ 10-9 win.
The team faced the No. 5 Texas Bombers Gold – Smith, coming away with a 9-7 victory in the first game of the championship series. The Batbusters sealed the deal with a win in game two.
Friend P/UTIL Brooke Mannon and Ohio Hawks National 16U – Harbold were also in Indiana this week. The 16U team played in one division, finishing sixth in the second tier 18U division.
Mannon scored 15 in a regional win on July 26, helping them on their way to an Elite Eight finish.