Carlie Scupin named to the USA Softball Watch List; Nick Gonzales to Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect List

University of Arizona infielder Carlie Scupin (Tucson High) was named to the USA Softball Top 50 Watch List on Wednesday. The top 25 will be released on April 19.

Scupin was the Arizona Gatorade High School Player of the Year in 2019 and the junior has 28 home runs, a triple, 21 doubles and 97 RBI in her career while batting .358.

Former Cienega standout Nick Gonzales was named a Top 10 Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect (No. 8) by Baseball America on Jan. 17. Gonzales is currently on the AA Altoona Curve roster.

This list will be updated all year in an effort to recognize all former local prep stars who have gone on to achieve either academic and/or athletic awards at the next level. These are not high school awards but collegiate and professional recognitions. NOT CHAMPIONSHIPS. If you are aware of anything I have missed along the way, please let me know. amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

Portions from news release.

Seven athletes have been recognized for 2023 – we had 201 athletes recognized in 2022.

Carlie Scupin/Softball
D1Softaball Top 100 (1/10)
USA Softball Top 50 Watch List (1/25)

Nick Gonzales/Baseball
Cienega/AA Altoona Curve
No. 8 Pittsburgh Pirate Prospect (1/17)

Jessie Niegocki/Softball
Mountain View/Rider
Extra Inning Softball Top 15 (1/17)

Dillan Baker/Basketball
ACCAC Player of the Week (1/14)

Yannira Acuña/Softball
Salpointe ASU
D1Softaball Top 100 (1/10)

Allie Skaggs/Softball
Ironwood Ridge/Arizona
D1Softaball Top 100 (1/10)

Ellessa Bonstrom/Softball
Canyon del Oro/Utah
D1Softaball Top 100 (1/10)

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