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Prep Softball 1995: Preview : Century League

March 14, 1995

Coaches: Lance Eddy, Canyon; Rhonda Weyer, El Modena; Joe Gonzalez, Foothill; Jim Prelesnik, Orange; Terry Oragona, Santa Ana Valley; David Shelton, Villa Park.

Facts and Figures: Foothill looks ready to win its fifth consecutive league title, returning seven starters from last year's Division I runner-up. Villa Park could challenge with six returners, but sophomore Dora Arenas and freshman Erica Shelton are questions in the middle infield. The Spartans' Brandee McArthur (10-4, 0.29 ERA, 139 strikeouts) is the league's dominant pitcher. . . Foothill's Michelle Churnock (.548) and Orange's Dara Marzola (.420) are the league's top returning hitters. . . Canyon Coach Eddy says the Comanches' hopes for the postseason will rely on sophomore Veronica Lopez (.304, two homers).

1994 In Review

League Overall School W L W L Foothill 9 1 25 7 Villa Park 8 2 17 10 El Modena 5 5 10 14 Orange 4 6 15 9 Canyon 4 6 12 10 Santa Ana Valley 0 10 3 17

Highlights: Foothill advanced to the Division I final before running into top-seeded Marina and Times Orange County player of the year Marcy Crouch and lost, 2-0. . . . League MVP Michelle Churnock finished third in the county with a .548 batting average. Her 31 stolen bases ranked fourth. . . Orange second baseman Chris Puccio (.391, 19 runs) finished her high school career by earnng her fourth all-league honor.

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