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The Los Angeles Times 1997 ALL-VALLEY Softball Team

First Team Players

June 18, 1997

Player: Cori Herbert

Position: Pitcher

School: Hoover

Year: Fr.

Comment: Led Tornadoes to Pacific League title with 17-8 record, 0.59 ERA and 246 strikeouts in 153 innings. Batted .342 with 21 RBIs.

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Player: Kim Diener

Position: Pitcher

School: Alemany

Year: Jr.

Comment: Recorded three no-hitters and 0.72 ERA. Batted .482 with six doubles, five home runs and 32 RBIs.

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Player: Vicki McKay

Position: Pitcher

School: Paraclete

Year: Sr.

Comment: Led team to 19th consecutive league title by holding opponents to .161 batting average. Had 0.51 ERA and batted .388 with 27 RBIs.

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Player: Ramona Shelburne

Position: Catcher

School: El Camino Real

Year: Sr.

Comment: Batted .479 with seven doubles, four triples and 26 RBIs.

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Player: Lupe Brambila

Position: Catcher

School: Monroe

Year: Sr.

Comment: Batted .547 and had nine home runs, 32 RBIs and 20 stolen bases.

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Player: Tashie Aguinaga

Position: Infield

School: Antelope Valley

Year: Sr.

Comment: Batted .471 with 22 runs batted in and was the region Southern Section leader with eight home runs.

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Player: Hope Robertshaw

Position: Infielder

School: Crescenta Valley

Year: Sr.

Comment: Player of the year in Pacific League. Batted .368 with eight doubles,five triples and 16 RBIs. At third base, shut down opponent's left-side bunting game.

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Player: Shannon McRoy

Position: Infield

School: Saugus

Year: Sr.

Comment: Third baseman batted .506, and led region with 41 RBIs.

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Player: Becky Witt

Position: Outfield

School: Louisville

Year: Sr.

Comment: Batted .513 with four home runs and 18 stolen bases.

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Player: Kristi DiMarco

Position: Outfield

School: Palmdale

Year: Jr.

Comment: Batted .378 and stole 32 bases for Golden League co-champions.

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Player: Jodie Cox

Position: Outfield

School: Quartz Hill

Year: So.

Comment: Batted .481, .750 with runners in scoring position. Had six doubles, five home runs, 22 RBIs. Had 0.83 earned-run average.

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COACH OF THE YEAR: Margaret Neill, Paraclete.

Pick any sport at any level and Margaret Neill would still have the kind of coaching record that would place her in select company. Her Paraclete softball teams have won 19 consecutive league championships. The Spirits cruised to another High Desert League title this season, finishing three games ahead of Bishop and going undefeated in 10 league games. Overall, Paraclete finished 27-4 and was runner-up in the Southland Section Division V.

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