Three Rio Rico softball standouts sign to the next level

Janice Garcia, Marlee Baxter and Clarissa De La Ossa (L-R). Courtesy Photo.

Rio Rico softball standouts Janice Garcia, Marlee Baxter and Clarissa De La Ossa signed their college commitment letters during a ceremony held at their school on Friday. Feb. 17.

De La Ossa is an outfielder/pitcher, Baxter is a utility player and pitcher and Garcia is an infielder.

“We are looking forward to having Clarissa join our Viking family,” said head coach Michael Mook in a school release. “She is an all-around good softball player. Her ability to read the ball off the bat and her understanding of the game is a great addition to our program. We are looking forward to having Clarissa’s versatility in our program.”

Janice Garcia, Pima
Marlee Baxter, Tabor College
Clarissa De La Ossa, Valley City State


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 and on AZPreps365.com. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com


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