All County softball

Aly Gomonet, Notre Dame >> Last year’s All-County Player of the Year, Gomonet got hot at the end of the season, leading the Spirits with a .452 batting average. A four-year starter, the last two at shortstop, Gomonet also had a team high 47 hits in 30 games. She drove in 26 runs and scored 25.

Spencer, Hyosaka, Notre Dame >> A four year starter for the Spirits, Hyosaka hit .430, leading the team in runs scored (34) and runs batted in (27). A three-time member of the All-County team, Hyosaka packed a punch at the plate with three homers, with 18 of her 43 hits going for extra bases. She also stole a team high 10 bases and was nearly flawless at second base.

Vanessa Gonzalez, Notre Dame >> A three-time member of the all-county team, Gonzalez won 22 games this spring, sporting a 4-0 record in the postseason. The junior hurler posted a 2.05 earned run average, with 175 strikeouts in 170 innings. In three years at Notre Dame, Gonzalez has won 64 games.

Kaeli Bush, Notre Dame >> The junior catcher was consistent all season, finishing with a .425 batting average, leading the Spirits in home runs with five and doubles with 12. Bush was second on the team in runs scored with 25, with more than half of her hits going for extra bases this past spring. Behind the dish, she committed one error in 175 chances.

Ashlyn Davis, Carmel >> The senior shortstop drove in a team high 40 runs this year and lead the Mission Trail Athletic League champion Padres in doubles (12), while hitting .438. Davis finished with 42 hits and scored 30 runs, shoring up the defense with her glove at shortstop.

Kristin Cardinalli, Carmel >> Hitting in the No. 2 spot in the order, Cardinalli ignited the offense, hitting .484 for the Padres with a team high 45 hits. The sophomore also scored 38 runs and drove in 20 runs. Cardinalli solidified the outfield in center field, using her speed to run down drives in the gaps.

Jocelyne Bruno, Carmel >> A rock behind the plate, Bruno also hit .483, driving in 33 runs while scoring 35. Bruno walked a team high 19 times, striking out just four times in 108 plate appearances. She compiled a .570 on base percentage.

Jordan Olivares, Seaside >> The Pacific Division’s co Most Valuable Player, Olivares drove in 36 runs in just 20 games, stealing 22 bases. The sophomore shortstop hit a team high .462 for Seaside, adding 30 hits, scoring 19 runs and ripping four homers. Olivares was also the league’s MVP in basketball. She is the only athlete this year to be named to two All-County teams for The Herald.

Abby Gunter, Santa Catalina >> Talk about an auspicious debut as a freshman, Gunter tore up pitching this past spring with a county high 10 home runs and 50 runs batted in. The slugging first baseman hit .573 and scored 41 runs for the Cougars, with 23 of her 48 hits going for extra bases. She struck out just four times in 101 plate appearances.

Danielle Pasqueriello, Pacific Grove >> Unable to walk three weeks into the season because of a rare illness, the junior came back for the final 20 games, ripping 35 hits and 11 multiple hit games. Bound for Florida Atlantic on a softball scholarship in two years, Pasqueriello drove in a team high 25 runs, leading the Breakers in homers (3), triples (4) and extra base hits (15).

Kayla Stone, Salinas >> One of two freshman named to the team, Stone earned the triple crown at Salinas, leading the team in hitting at .483, while hitting six homers and driving in 35 runs. Stone also scored a team high 40 runs, with 20 of her 43 hits going for extra bases, compiling a .535 on base percentage.

Jenna Servi, Monterey >> Having already committed to play softball at the University of Louisville, Servi finished with a team high 38 hits and 13 multiple hit games. The slick fielding shortstop hit .475 for Monterey, stealing 36 bases. The sophomore also scored 32 runs.

Tom Cardinale, Notre Dame coach >> All Cardinale has done in seven seasons at Notre Dame is take the program to five section title games, winning four, including this past spring.

Honorable mention >> Lexi Singh, Monterey, Jessica Pavloff, Carmel, Jessica Stewart, Salinas, Vivian Valencia, Marina, Neavah Pinon, Salinas, Sam Crowley, Pacific Grove; Jessica Clements, Santa Catalina; Rachael Carroll, Carmel, Celeste Canchola, Soledad, Danielle Taylor, North Salinas, Melissa Belnas, Alvarez, Nicole Garcia, North County, Lauren Pullara, Notre Dame; Stephanie Vasquez, Alvarez.

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