Tucson High School first baseman Carlie Scupin, a Class of 2020 prospect who has verbally committed to Arizona, was selected a second-team All-American by USA Today on Wednesday.
Scupin led the Badgers to the Class 6A semifinals batting .683 with 17 home runs, 11 doubles and 41 RBIs. She also served as a relief pitcher, earning two saves and striking out 17 in 11 2/3 innings.
Scupin had a slugging percentage of 1.730 with a .783 on-base percentage.
“There’s a lot of natural ability but Carlie works hard for everything that she gets,” Tucson coach Bert Otero said in April. “That work ethic is second to none.”
Another Class of 2020 Arizona commit is on the USA Today’s second team — pitcher/utility player Jesse Fontes of Simi Valley (Calif.) Grace Brethren High School. Fontes had a 0.36 ERA in 136 1/3 innings, striking out 264 of the 537 batters she faced during the regular season. She also batted .530 with seven home runs, 36 RBIs and 10 doubles.
The third team has another Class of 2020 player who says she is bound for Arizona — infielder Sophia Caroll of Surprise Shadow Ridge. In 14 games, Caroll had a .647 average in 34 at-bats with 19 runs, 22 hits, 18 RBIs, two doubles, one triple and six home runs.
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