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Vote now: Who should be the WaFd Bank Arizona High School Softball Player of the Week?

Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Arizona High School Softball Player of the Week for April 5-11.
WaFd Bank softball player of the week

Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Arizona High School Softball Player of the Week for April 5-11 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff.

Read through the nominees and cast your vote. We’ll send a free SBLive T-shirt to the winner of the poll!Voting will conclude Sunday at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced Monday. 

If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveaz.


Reis Beuerlein, Pinnacle: In wins against Boulder Creek and Willow Canyon, Beuerlein pitched 15 innings and struck out 27.

Emily Carpenter, Pinnacle: Carpenter, a sophomore, went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs in Pinnacle’s 10-0 rout of Boulder Creek on Tuesday.

Sabrina Case, Sunnyslope: Case, a freshman, homered and drove in three runs in Sunnyslope’s 10-5 victory against Apollo on Monday. She also hit safely in wins over Valley Vista and Paradise Valley.

Bella Cummins, Corona del Sol: Cummins had three hits and three RBIs in Corona del Sol’s 13-1 win over Mountain Pointe on Tuesday.

Riley Flynn, Xavier Prep: In Xavier Prep’s 10-0 five-inning win over Chandler on Friday, Flynn pitched a one-hitter and recorded all 15 of her outs via strikeout. She pitched a four-hit shutout in a 12-0 win over Basha the previous night.

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Morgan Greene, Shadow Ridge: Greene pitched a one-hitter with eight strikeouts Tuesday in an 8-0 shutout of Sunnyslope. She homered in a 4-3 win over Highland on Thursday.

Rylee Holtorf, Sandra Day O’Connor: Holtorf hit two home runs in Sandra Day O’Connor’s 12-5 win over Mountain Ridge on Tuesday.

Callie Honig, Chaparral: Honig homered and drove in three in Chaparral’s 12-3 win over Boulder Creek on Friday.

Liv Lostorto, Hamilton: Lostorto homered twice and drove in four in Hamilton’s 6-4 win over Xavier Prep on Tuesday. She doubled in a 5-0 victory against Desert Ridge two nights later.

Victoria Mendoza, Trevor G. Browne: Mendoza had a six-RBIs game with three hits and three runs in Trevor G. Browne’s 18-0 win over Maryvale on Thursday. She drove in five runs in each of her other two games last week, including a home run against North.

Sarah Nieman, Apache Junction: Nieman was 4 for 4 with two doubles, a triple, a home run and three runs in Apache Junction’s 23-1 rout of Coronado on Tuesday.

Joslyn Sagote, Casteel: Sagote, a freshman, no-hit Higley and struck out 17 batters in Casteel’s 8-0 win Tuesday. At the plate, she had three hits and three RBIs.

Denay Smith, Desert Ridge: Smith fired a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts, pitching Desert Ridge to a 7-0 win over Desert Vista on Tuesday. She also went 3 for 4 and drove in a run. Three nights later, she homered and threw another complete game in a 5-1 victory against Corona del Sol.

Celina Wilharm, Benson: In Benson’s 28-1 rout of Valley Union on Wednesday, Wilharm put up this batting line: 5 for 5, four doubles, five runs, seven RBIs. She struck out 10 in four innings and earned the win. She also homered twice last week, including a grand slam versus Pusch Ridge Christian Academy.