— Andy Morales (@AndyMorales8) March 30, 2020
SOFTBALL MILESTONES LOST
All records since 2010.
Canyon del Oro senior pitcher Amya Legarra finished with 45 wins and 11 losses, putting her tied for 13th in Arizona since 2010. Five more wins would have put her in the top 10. Legarra also reached 400 strike outs, good enough for 14th in that time frame. Legarra signed with Utah State.
Salpointe junior Alyssa Aguilar has a 42-10 record which puts her 15th. She still has her senior season but she could have easily passed former Cienega standout Kayla Green (62-14) for the most wins from a “big school.” The Southern Arizona record of 101-16 from former Benson standout Katie Sherman is way out of reach. Aguilar also has 396 strikeouts. By perspective, former Catalina Foothills standout Nic Conway finished with 924. Aguilar committed to Texas A&M – Corpus Christi.
Tucson senior Carlie Scupin finished her high school career with 44 home runs. She passed former Marana standout Katie Faulk to move into second place behind former Santa Cruz standout Taylor Gil who finished with 51. At her rate of 14 a year, Scupin could have easily passed Gil. Scupin signed with Arizona.
Ironwood Ridge senior Allie Skaggs finished her senior season with 5 home runs, 15 RBI, and a .538 average in ten games. Had the Nighthawks gone on to win the 5A state title, it is conceivable Skaggs would have been in the running for Gatorade Player of the Year honors. Skaggs was the Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year last season. Skaggs signed with Arizona.
Benson junior Emily Darwin has 42 home runs. With one more year, the home run record is there for her. She averages 18 a year.
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. 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 is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019. Contact Andy Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org