By Barry Poe
Here are some stars from the past week's high school softball games across Iowa.
If you know of a top performance we should include, please add them in the comments section below.
Willow Bleeker, Sioux Center
The junior went 5-for-5 in season-opening 16-3 win over Cherokee.
Haleigh Smith, Iowa City Liberty
The junior hit four home runs as her 11th-ranked 5A team opened 6-0.
Sydney Wilson, Waterloo West
The junior hit four home runs in West’s first three games.
Brynlee Slockett, Liberty
The sophomore hit three home runs in her first six games.
Emri Agre, Pella Christan
The junior hit three home runs in the opening week of the season.
Ellie Flanagan, North Linn
The junior pitcher won five games on the mound as the defending champs open 7-0.
Aliya Yanga, ADM
The junior has driven in 12 runs for 6-0 ADM.
Alexis Larson, Jesup
The junior totaled 12 RBI in team's first four games.
Gracie Bruening, Sioux City East
Th sophomore has 12 RBI through the team's first six games.
Olivia Mentzer, Sioux City East
The sophomore has 12 RBIs for her team that has scored 79 runs in six games.
Isabel Bernard, Sumner-Fredericksburg
Freshman has 13 stolen bases for team that is off to a 3-1 start to season.
Myla Murphy, GTRA
The junior has 11 stolen bases through GTRA’s first five games.
Macy Sievers, Newell-Fonda
Th senior leads the defending state champs with 11 stolen bases.
Sarah Burton, Highland
Th sophomore has 10 stolen bases in four games.
Lizzie Koonze, Le Mars
The junior hurler has four wins as the team is off to a 6-1 start.
Charlie Pryor, Woodbine
The freshman has struck out 45 batters in five games.
Madison Goodman, Hinton
The senior catcher has thrown out five would-be base stealers.
Carlie Jo Ahrenstorff, Spirit Lake
The senior outfielder has scored 13 runs to go with nine hits and nine RBI in Spirit Lake’s first eight games.
Brylee Hempey, Sioux City East
Th senior shortstop has crossed the plate 12 times in six games.
Skylar Benesh, North Linn
The sophomore has scored 11 runs for Class 1A's top-ranked team.
Macy Alderson, GTRA
The senior has five triples in five games.
Zoe Duecore, North Mahaska
The senior had three hits in four at bats, two doubles, one home run for a 2.000 slugging percentage.
Carly Goodwin, Sigourney
The sophomore pitcher struck out 19 in the season opener against English Valleys.
Emily Meyer, North Union
The junior pitcher struck out 17 as the sixth-ranked 2A squad downed seventh-ranked 3A Estherville-LC 3-2.