Salpointe Class of 2022 standout shortstop Logan Cole already has two state championships and has a chance to get another one before heading to Mike Candrea’s program at Arizona.
Cole, who batted .560 for the champion Lancers this season, is one of six local Class of 2022 prospects — five of them in softball — who have committed to Division I programs.
The softball standouts are Cole (Arizona), Catalina Foothills pitcher Kyrie Denny (Cornell) and shortstop teammate Rylie Crane (Wisconsin), CDO second baseman/outfielder Alina Felix (Nebraska) and Ironwood Ridge catcher Haidyn Warner (Nebraska).
Buena point guard Alani Encinas has committed to Portland State’s basketball program.
Cole compiled four home runs, two triples,16 doubles and 25 RBIs for the Lancers, who finished 24-0 overall, capped by a 5-4 win over Vista Grande in the Class 4A state championship May 17 at Hillenbrand Stadium.
She has batted .548 in her career with 37 doubles, seven triples and five home runs. She has 121 hits and 52 RBIs in 221 at-bats.
Class of 2022 Scholarship Offers
|Alessandro Castro||Pusch Ridge||P||Nevada||Nevada
|Ryan Fontaine||Pusch Ridge||QB||Bethel|
|Hayden Hallett||Pusch Ridge||QB||Wis-River Falls|
|Tamia Clardy||Tucson||PG||Cal Maritime|
|Alani Encinas||Buena||PG||Portland State||Portland State
|Kyrie Denny||Catalina Foothills||P||Cornell||Cornell
|Rylie Krane||Catalina Foothills||SS||Wisconsin||Wisconsin
|Haidyn Warner||Ironwood Ridge||C||Nebraska||Nebraska
Class of 2023 Scholarship Offers
|Jack Endean||Tanque Verde||DT||Arizona|
Class of 2024 Scholarship Offers
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