With the 2022 Texas high school softball playoffs underway, SBLive is taking a closer look at the top softball players across the Lone Star State.
We’ll be analyzing many of the state’s biggest statistical outliers and most sought-after recruits to determine the top players at each position throughout Texas.
We’re starting by taking an inside look at the Top 30 right-handed pitchers in Texas high school softball.
There are hundreds of outstanding right-handed pitchers in Texas, and these lists are not intended to be comprehensive. Tag us on Twitter or Instagram @SBLiveTX and let us know about other right-handed pitchers worthy of fans’ attention.
TOP 30 RIGHT-HANDED PITCHERS IN TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
(The list is in alphabetical order)
Amy Abke, Jr., Katy Seven Lakes
Abke, who’s verbally committed to Sam Houston State, has been one of the primary reasons for the Spartans success this year, especially in the playoffs. Since the postseason began, the junior righty has notched 75 strikeouts and a 0.95 ERA in seven complete-game efforts to help Seven Lakes advance to the Class 6A regional semifinals.
Madison Applebe, Sr., Deer Park
Applebe was an integral part of Deer Park’s run to the Class 6A state championship as a junior in 2021 when she tallied 93 strikeouts and a 0.71 ERA in 18 total appearances. The Central Florida signee has taken over as her team’s most trusted arm as a senior and helped guide the Deer back to the regional semifinals.
Ava Brown, Jr., Montgomery Lake Creek
Brown, who’s verbally committed to Florida, has been Lake Creek’s ace and an elite offensive playmaker too. In three seasons and 260 career innings pitched, she has tallied a 0.65 ERA, 518 strikeouts and a 49-0 record.
Nevaeh Brown, Soph., Harker Heights
The Knights sophomore has been one of the best pitchers throughout Central Texas this year. Brown sported a 22-3 record with a 1.87 ERA and 317 strikeouts in 29 appearances in the circle this season.
Morgan Collier, Sr., Chireno
Collier helped lead the Owls to the Region III championship game as one of the state’s top pitchers in Class 1A. The senior has struck out 184, allowed just two home runs and currently owns a 0.51 ERA this season through 110 innings pitched.
Lucy Crowder, Soph., Carrollton Hebron
Few sophomores have been as consistent in the circle as Crowder throughout the 2022 season. She helped lead Hebron to the regional quarterfinals in the 6A playoffs and ended the year with 204 strikeouts, a 1.07 ERA and a 22-7 record after pitching 208 ⅔ innings.
Lindsay Davis, Sr., Troup
Davis, a four-year varsity starter and McNeese State signee, tallied a 20-5 record, a 0.38 ERA and a whopping 329 strikeouts in 146 ⅓ innings pitched this season. She also tossed seven shutouts and four no-hitters, including a perfect game in early March against Waskom, for the Tigers.
Cassidy Fixico, Jr., South Grand Prairie
Fixico has helped propel the Warriors into the regional semifinals in the 6A playoffs. She owns a 23-2 record, 1.70 ERA and 154 strikeouts in 148 IP, and has held her opponents scoreless in 13 of her 28 total appearances in the circle this season.
Allie Floyd, Sr., Boling
Floyd has been one of the top pitchers throughout Southeast Texas since she was honored with the District 24-3A Newcomer of the Year award in 2019. The Louisiana Tech signee tallied a 20-6 record and 1.03 ERA last year as a junior, and finished this season with an 175 strikeouts, a .151 opponents’ batting average and a 1.48 ERA in 94 ⅓ innings pitched.