Basha, Desert Mountain kids earn NFCA All-American/All-Region spots
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association named its All-American and All-Region high school/college teams throughout the country. At the high school level, the East Valley was well-represented.
Basha third baseman Kylie Shull was named to the All-American Second Team. Teammate Hailee Siroky was named to the third team as a catcher.
Desert Mountain ace Andy Wellins was among four pitchers to earn First Team All-Region honors for the West Division. From Basha, Siroky, Shull, outfielder Brooke Breland and designated player (“at-large”) Brielle Breland were also first-team honorees.
Desert Mountain shortstop Sam Pederson and outfielder Lexi Pierson were second-team choices for the West region, as was Basha outfielder Nicole Matta.
On the college side, former St. Mary’s and current Arizona State standout pitcher Dallas Escobedo was named a Second Team All-American in Division I.
The awards are given to schools (high school and college) whose coaches are members of the NFCA.