Southern Arizona All-Freshman Softball Team


Rincon/University freshman Melissa Mange. (Andy Morales/

Rincon/University freshman Melissa Mange. (Andy Morales/

Freshman of the Year

Melissa Mange, Rincon/UHS
56-98 (.571); 44 RBI; 19 Doubles, 5 Triples, 11 Home Runs

D-II Freshmen of the Year

Miranda Carley, Cienega
41-82 (.500); 28 RBI; 6 Doubles, 5 Triples, 4 Home Runs

Ellessa Bonstrom, Canyon del Oro
34-81 (.420); 40 RBI; 7 Doubles, 1 Triple, 3 Home Runs

Yannira Acuña, Salpointe
48-96 (.500); 32 RBI; 14 Doubles, 3 Triples

Jasmin Lopez, Sahuaro
43-106 (.406); 26 RBI; 10 Doubles, 6 Triples, 1 Home Run

D-III Freshman of the Year

Emma Garbutt, Empire
36-100 (.360); 30 RBI; 10 Doubles, 4 Home Runs

D-IV Freshman of the Year

Jessica Giacoma, Pusch Ridge
11-1: 47 Strikeouts

AJ Kaiser, Canyon del Oro: C
Nikki Baldenegro: San Manuel: 1B
Gabriella Ramirez: Sabino: 2B
Jasmin Lopez, Sahuaro: 3B
Melissa Mange, Rincon/UHS: SS
Miranda Carley, Cienega: OF
Yannira Acuña, Salpointe: OF
Marina Garcia, Desert View: OF
Ellessa Bonstrom, Canyon del Oro: UTL
Emma Garbutt, Empire: UTL
Emylee Perry, Empire: P
Faith Orton, Canyon del Oro: P
Alex Van der Werf: Mountain View: P

Ashley Bradford, Sahuaro: C
Sheylee Jones, Desert Christian: 1B
Anya Gonzalez, Canyon del Oro: 2B
Emmarae Wilson, Benson: 3B
Kristina Wilson, Marana: SS
Lauren Wedman, Sahuaro: OF
Arlett Arreola, Desert View: OF
Robyn Oppel, Rincon/UHS: OF
Nicole Conway, Catalina Foothills: UTL
Regan Jenkins, Sabino: UTL
Jessica Giacoma, Pusch Ridge: P
Lexi Chavez, Tombstone: P
Edna Apodaca, Thatcher: P

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at


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