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MaxPreps names Head-Royce’s Nico Hoerner small schools player of the year

Stanford-bound Nico Hoerner from Head-Royce has been named Small Schools Baseball Player of the Year by MaxPreps. Hoerner had a .494 career batting average in four years, according to MaxPreps. Earlier this month, MaxPreps named him to the Small Schools All-American Baseball first team.

Hoerner was a first-team selection to the Bay Area News Group’s All-East Bay baseball team as an infielder. This past season, Hoerner batted .517 with six home runs, 30 RBIs and 40 runs scored. He was the BCL-East MVP and helped the Jayhawks reach the NCS Division V championship game.

Two local players made MaxPreps’ medium schools second team: pitcher Zach Stromberg of Acalanes and outfielder Steven Kwan of Washington.

MaxPreps also named three East Bay players to its all-state softball large schools team: pitcher Danielle Williams of Amador Valley, and infielders Briana Perez of Alhambra and Lindsay Rood of Monte Vista.

 

 

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Amador Valley softball named mythical national champion

After finishing the season a perfect 27-0, Amador Valley High’s softball team has earned a mythical national championship by MaxPreps.com.

Led by a stellar senior class, the Dons won the North Coast Section Division I title for the second time in four years. Their national recognition grew after winning the prestigious Michelle Carew Classic against some of Southern California’s top teams in early April.

Amador Valley beat out unbeaten North Carolina state champion Alexander Central for the top national ranking.

Dons pitcher Johanna Grauer has also been piling up the awards. Besides being a finalist for MaxPrep.com’s national player of the year, she was recently named Ms. Softball state player of the year by Cal-Hi Sports. Grauer is just the second East Bay player to be named Ms. Softball, joining Freedom’s Amanda Williams (2006).

Our All-East Bay softball selections will be published in tomorrow’s paper. Will Amador Valley have a few more honors to add?

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Final 2014 East Bay softball poll

With an unbeaten season, Amador Valley completes a perfect run as our No. 1 ranked East Bay team.

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Amador Valley (5) 27-0 75 1
2. Alhambra 25-2 70 2
3. Granada 19-9 65 6
4. Foothill 16-11 58 4
5. James Logan 23-2 57 3
6. Salesian 18-1 50 9
7. Carondelet 15-13 41 12
8. San Ramon Valley 17-9 38 7
9. Heritage 19-5 37 5
10. Arroyo 19-8 34 15
11. Newark Memorial 19-7 23 10
12. Castro Valley 18-10 22 8
13. Redwood Christian 20-2 12 NR
14. Encinal 14-8 10 NR
t15. Concord 16-10 3 13
t15. Dougherty Valley 12-10 3 NR

Also receiving votes: Freedom (13-6-2, 2 votes), California (7-14, 1). The East Bay Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.

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East Bay softball poll — 5/13

Here’s a look at our latest East Bay softball poll.

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Amador Valley (5) 22-0 75 1
2. Alhambra 20-2 70 2
3. James Logan 20-2 65 3
4. Foothill 14-8 59 6
5. Heritage 16-4 53 5
6. Granada 15-7 51 4
7. San Ramon Valley 14-8 41 11
8. Castro Valley 16-8 39 9
9. Salesian 13-1 37 10
10. Newark Memorial 16-6 32 7
11. Monte Vista 10-11 26 15
12. Carondelet 11-11 20 8
13. Concord 16-8 15 12
14. Livermore 11-11 10 13
15. Arroyo 15-7 4 NR

Also receiving votes: Freedom (13-6-2, 2 votes), California (7-14, 1). The East Bay Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

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East Bay Softball Poll — 5/6

Here’s a look at our latest East Bay softball poll.

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Amador Valley (5) 20-0 75 1
2. Alhambra 17-2 70 2
3. James Logan 18-2 65 3
4. Granada 15-5 58 5
5. Heritage 14-4 52 t6
6. Foothill 12-8 51 4
7. Newark Memorial 15-5 43 t6
8. Carondelet 10-9 40 9
9. Castro Valley 12-7 34 11
10. Salesian 12-1 32 12
11. San Ramon Valley 13-7 29 10
12. Concord 15-7 17 13
13. Livermore 10-10 16 8
14. Bishop O’Dowd 14-5-1 11 15
15. Monte Vista 9-10 5 NR

Also receiving votes: Dougherty Valley (11-7, 1 vote), Encinal (13-7, 1). The East Bay Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

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East Bay softball poll — 4/30

Here’s a look at our latest East Bay softball poll.

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Amador Valley (5) 17-0 75 1
2. Alhambra 15-2 70 2
3. James Logan 15-2 65 3
4. Foothill 12-6 60 5
5. Granada 14-4 55 4
t6. Newark Memorial 14-3 46 8
t6. Heritage 12-4 46 7
8. Livermore 10-8 39 9
9. Carondelet 9-7 36 10
10. San Ramon Valley 11-6 33 6
11. Castro Valley 9-7 24 11
12. Salesian 10-1 21 12
13. Concord 13-7 15 13
14. Arroyo 12-3 8 NR
15. Bishop O’Dowd 11-5-1 4 15

Also receiving votes: Clayton Valley Charter (8-5, 3 votes). The East Bay Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

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East Bay softball poll — 4/22

Here’s a look at our latest East Bay softball poll.

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Amador Valley (4) 16-0 60 1
2. Alhambra 14-2 56 2
3. James Logan 15-2 52 3
4. Granada 14-2 48 4
5. Foothill 10-6 41 6
6. San Ramon Valley 11-4 38 7
7. Heritage 10-4 37 9
8. Newark Memorial 14-3 34 5
9. Livermore 9-8 29 8
10. Carondelet 9-7 25 10
11. Castro Valley 9-6 20 11
12. Salesian 10-1 16 12
13. Concord 13-7 10 15
14. Freedom 9-4-2 8 14
15. Bishop O’Dowd 8-5 4 NR

Also receiving votes: Arroyo (12-3, 2 votes). The East Bay Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

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East Bay softball poll — 4/15

 

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Amador Valley (5) 14-0 75 1
2. Alhambra 11-2 70 2
3. James Logan 12-2 63 4
4. Granada 12-2 62 3
5. Newark Memorial 13-2 55 t5
6. Foothill 9-5 50 t5
7. San Ramon Valley 11-3 45 t10
8. Livermore 8-7 37 8
9. Heritage 8-4 34 9
10. Carondelet 8-6 32 12
11. Castro Valley 9-6 27 t10
12. Salesian 9-1 18 13
13. California 5-8 14 7
14. Freedom 8-3-2 9 NR
15. Concord 11-7 5 15

Also receiving votes: Arroyo (8-2, 3 votes), Bishop O’Dowd (8-5, 1). The East Bay Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

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East Bay softball poll — 4/8

Here’s a look at our first East Bay softball poll of the season.

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Amador Valley (5) 12-0 75 2
2. Alhambra 11-2 70 7
3. Granada 11-1 64 NR
4. James Logan 9-2 61 1
t5. Foothill 7-4 52 NR
t5. Newark Memorial 11-2 52 NR
7. California 5-5 44 3
8. Livermore 7-6 36 NR
9. Heritage 8-4 31 t14
t10. Castro Valley 6-6 26 8
t10. San Ramon Valley 8-3 26 9
12. Carondelet 6-5 22 t14
13. Salesian 6-1 16 t10
14. Encinal 7-2 13 NR
15. Concord 6-7 6 4

Also receiving votes: Freedom (6-3-2, 4 votes), Monte Vista (5-7, 1), San Leandro (6-3, 1). The East Bay Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.