2014 Softball All-Dist (5-11-14)
The Lady Mule softball team placed nine players on the 2014 All-District Team. Marissa Cortez was chosen as the Most Valuable Player in the district.
Cortez, a unanimous choice, was the Lady Mule pitcher and won 14 games while losing 10. She gave up 129 runs on 126 hits, struck out 150 batters walked 52 and hit nine batters. She finished the year with an earned run average of 2.695 and had a fielding percentage of .762.
At the plate, Cortez collected 28 hits with 18 being singles, eight doubles and two home runs. She had a batting average of .384 brought in 29 runs and scored 13 times. Cortez has verbally committed to play college softball for the Oklahoma Panhandle State Lady Aggies.
Diamond Lopez was a unanimous pick for All-District at third base. She had 24 singles, seven doubles and one triple to bring home 20 runs while scoring 34 runs. She was hit with two pitches, walked 17 times and finished the year with a .444 batting average. She accumulated seven put outs, committed six errors and started one double play.
Amber Lopez was chosen to the first team at short stop. She accumulated 15 singles, six doubles, one triple and five home runs. She drove home 24 runs and scored 32 times.
A. Lopez was hit twice with pitches, walked 13 times for a batting average of .370 and had a slugging percentage of .685. She had 18 put outs, committed nine errors and made one double play. She had a fielding percentage of .780.
Miranda DeBruin was the unanimous choice as the Designated Player and hit 15 singles and five doubles to bring home 23 runs while scoring 27 times. She was hit with three pitches, walked 21 times and struck out just six times in 79 plate appearances. DeBruin had a batting average of .370 and a slugging percentage of .463.
Samantha Vasquez was a unanimous choice at second base. She hit nine singles and five doubles to bring in 11 runs and scored 11 more. She was hit by pitches twice, walked five times and had 11 strike outs. She had a .269 batting average. She made 11 put outs and two errors for a fielding percentage of .889.
Sasha Esparza was chosen to the first team as an out fielder. She played centerfield for the Lady Mules and made four put outs, two errors for a fielding percentage of .667.
Esparza had 20 singles, five doubles, one triple and two home runs. She brought home 19 runners and scored 21 times. Esparza was hit by three pitches, walked eight times and struck out 11 times for a batting average of .424 and a slugging percentage of .508.
Adrianna Loya was the second team pick for catcher. She had 80 put outs, made three errors and had a fielding percentage of .965. She had 12 singles, five doubles, brought home 13 runs and scored 33 runs. She was hit by one pitch, walked 20 times and had nine strike outs for a batting average of .298 and a slugging percentage of .386.
Also making the second team was Gabi Chavez for her play at first base. Chavez made 45 put outs, two errors for a fielding percentage of .960. She had six singles and four doubles to bring home 11 runs and scored 12 times for a batting average of .233 and a slugging percentage of .326.
Brittany Mendoza was picked as an outfielder for the second team. She made four put outs, two errors and one double play for a fielding percentage of .818. Mendoza had six singles and one double. She brought home five runs and scored nine times. She walked five times for a batting average of .333 and a slugging percentage of .381.
Lady Mule coach Erin White was not able to present her awards at the Athletic Banquet because the team was still in the State Playoffs. Coach White disclosed this week the following awards.
Marissa Cortez was chosen as the Lady Mules Defensive Most Valuable Player. She picked Diamond Lopez as the Offensive Most Valuable Player. The Slugger of the Year Awards went to Amber Lopez and Miranda DeBruin.