2020 Top 100 Recruiting Rankings
Here are the best 100 players in the class of 2020.
In formulating rankings for the sophomore through senior classes, Softball America places an emphasis on real-time developmental growth in conducting player-profile analysis. Prospect potential, projected upside, overall and position-specific athleticism as well as other quantifiable metrics are key components of evaluation. At the same time, current skill set, production and impact at the club and/or high school level are fundamental analytical data points. SA’s methodology includes consultation with club, scholastic, collegiate and Team USA sources nationwide.
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Jayda ColemanThe Colony (Texas) SSNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Texas GloryCollege Commitment: OklahomaThe consensus No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2020 did nothing to dispel that notion this summer, looking anything but out of place with the Under-19 Junior Women’s National Team. Coleman, a left-handed-throwing shortstop and Oklahoma commit, hit .432 with a .510 on-base percentage and 13 steals in 32 games for the JWNT.
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Bailey DowlingSt. Joseph-Ogden (St. Joseph, Ill.) SSNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Georgia ImpactCollege Commitment: AlabamaAlready the owner of the Illinois career home run record with 65 dingers in three years, Dowling continued her power stroke over the summer with the Under-19 Junior Women’s National Team. The Alabama commit cracked six home runs for the JWNT, including two multi-homer games. In 32 games, Dowling hit .338 with 27 RBI and a .649 slugging percentage.
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Maddie PentaBohemia Manor (Chesapeake, Md.) PNotes:
CLUB TEAM: PA ChaosCollege Commitment: AuburnPenta was arguably the summer’s most impressive pitcher, lifting the PA Chaos to the TC/USA Nationals 18U championship, and earning all-tournament status at the PGF Premier tournament with a 1.03 ERA and 58 Ks in 39 innings. She was 21-0 with a 0.11 ERA in high school, leading her team to its third straight state title.
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Nicole MayFoothill (Pleasanton, Calif.) P/3BNotes:
CLUB TEAM: OC BatbustersCollege Commitment: OklahomaMay followed up a perfect high school season by leading the Batbusters to a strong fifth-place finish at the 18U PGF National Championships. The Oklahoma commit was the MaxPreps National Junior of the Year after a spring season in which she finished 24-0 with a 0.32 ERA and 246 strikeouts.
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Tiare JenningsSt. Anthony (Long Beach, Calif.) SSNotes:
CLUB TEAM: OC BatbustersCollege Commitment: OklahomaJennings played only two games in the spring for St. Anthony’s because of an injury, but she had a strong summer for the Batbusters, who finished fifth at the 18U PGF National Championships, and should be a major player as a senior for the Saints. The Oklahoma commit is one of three St. Anthony seniors ranked in the SA Top 100.
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Avery GoelzLakewood Ranch (Bradenton, Fla.) 1B/OFNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Tampa MustangsCollege Commitment: FloridaGoelz is one of five Lakewood Ranch seniors in the SA Top 100 and all are members of a Tampa Mustangs team that finished third at the 18U PGF National Championships over the summer. The Florida commit is a two-time Florida Class 8A Offensive Player of the Year who hit .543 with a 1.141 slugging percentage as a junior.
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Alex SalterEstero (Fla.) PNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Georgia ImpactCollege Commitment: AlabamaSalter zooms into the Top 10 as she was the No. 1 starter for a Georgia Impact team that finished second in the 18U Premier Division at the PGF National Championships. As a high school junior for Estero, the Alabama commit struck out 161 batters and allowed just eight walks in 81.2 innings, finishing with an 11-1 record and a 0.43 ERA.
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Sarah WillisNorco (Calif.) P/OFNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Corona AngelsCollege Commitment: WashingtonWillis was more than solid for the Corona Angels this summer, helping the team to a 17th-place finish at the 18U PGF National Championships. The Washington commit posted a 1-0 record with a 1.13 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 18.2 innings.
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Shelby LowePickens Academy (Carrollton, Ala.) P/1BNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Birmingham ThunderboltsCollege Commitment: AuburnA year after pacing the Birmingham Thunderbolts to a PGF 16U national title, Lowe led the 18U team to a fifth-place finish, going 4-1 in the tournament with 42 strikeouts in 40.1 innings. A five-time all-state selection, the Auburn recruit was named AISA Pitcher of the Year in high school, going 19-4 with a 0.14 ERA, a 0.31 WHIP, six no-hitters and 336 strikeouts.
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Jahni KerrWesleyan School (Norcross, Ga.) OFNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Atlanta VipersCollege Commitment: Florida StateOne of the fastest players in the nation, Kerr has led her high school team to two consecutive state titles and has the Wolves off to an undefeated start this fall. The dynamic center fielder also swings a powerful bat, contributing seven home runs, 10 doubles and seven triples to go with her .596 batting average as a junior.
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Jasmine PerezchicaPalm Desert (Calif.) OF/2BNotes:
CLUB TEAM: OC BatbustersCollege Commitment: ArizonaThe daughter of Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach Tony Perezchica, the Arizona commit hit .550 as a junior for Palm Desert with 40 runs scored, nine home runs and 31 extra-base hits in 100 at-bats. She committed just two errors as a middle infielder.
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Sophia CarrollShadow Ridge (Surprise, Ariz.) INF/OFNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Firecrackers AZCollege Commitment: ArizonaCarroll can play just about anywhere on the diamond, but she spent her summer locking down the shortstop position and the No. 3 hole in the lineup for Firecrackers AZ. The Arizona commit, who will be joined in Tucson by identical twin sister Aris, hit .660 as a high school junior with a .739 on-base percentage.
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Abby DoerrMarist Catholic (Eugene, Ore.) CNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Beverly BanditsCollege Commitment: AlabamaDoerr had a monster PGF National Championships, batting .444 with a pair of home runs to help the Bandits to a ninth-place finish in the 18U Premier Division. As a junior for Marist, the Alabama commit hit .699 with 19 homers, 74 RBI and a 1.639 slugging percentage.
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Erin CoffelBremen (Ind.) SSNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Indiana Magic GoldCollege Commitment: KentuckyCoffel was the top offensive threat for an Indiana Magic squad that placed third at the PGF 16U National Championships. The Kentucky commit was Indiana’s Gatorade Player of the Year in the spring, batting .663 with 19 HR, 52 RBI and an OPS of 2.217.
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Riley BlampiedCrisp County (Cordele, Ga.) MIFNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Georgia ImpactCollege Commitment: South CarolinaThe power-hitting infielder was an easy selection for the U17 national team. As a junior, Blampied blasted 17 home runs to go with a .671 batting average, 47 RBI, 45 runs scored and 16 doubles, earning Georgia first team all-state honors.
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Raegan BreedloveCentral Valley (Shasta Lake, Calif.) P/1BNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Universal FastpitchCollege Commitment: OregonBreedlove was one of the top pitchers at the 18U PGF National Championships this summer, posting a 5-2 record with 46 strikeouts in 39 innings to lead Universal Fastpitch to a fifth-place finish. The Oregon commit averaged more than two strikeouts per inning as a high school junior while batting .500 with a .649 on-base percentage.
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Ryleigh WhiteImmaculate Heart Academy (Washington Township, N.J.) P/3BNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Athletics MercadoCollege Commitment: TexasWhite was outstanding at the 18U PGF Nationals, going 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA while allowing 11 hits and striking out 19 in 18.1 innings. The recent Texas commit was also outstanding in high school, posting a 20-2 mark with a 0.62 ERA and 277 Ks in 136 IP.
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Jessie FontesGrace Brethren (Simi Valley, Calif.) PNotes:
CLUB TEAM: So Cal ChoppersCollege Commitment: ArizonaThe Arizona commit was a force on the mound and at the plate for Grace Brethren. Fontes went21-5 with a 0.36 ERA and 264 strikeouts, while also batting .530 with seven HRs and 36 RBI.
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Carlie ScupinTucson Magnet (Ariz.) 1BNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Oro Valley SuncatsCollege Commitment: ArizonaScupin does nothing but hit. After a high school season in which she won the Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year award by batting .683 with 17 home runs in just 63 at-bats, the Arizona commit didn’t slow down in the summer. In four games for the Oro Valley Suncats at the 18U PGF National Championships, Scupin hit .600 with two home runs and 11 RBI.
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Haley PittmanAlabama Christian (Montgomery, Ala.) PNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Atlanta VipersCollege Commitment: FloridaThe Alabama Class 4A Pitcher and Player of the Year, Pittman has been named to four All-State teams and will enter her final varsity season with over 1,300 career strikeouts. The southpaw recorded a 36-8 record with a 1.29 ERA in 2019, striking out 448 in 238.1 innings, while also hitting .487.
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Aynslie FurbushWinter Springs (Fla.) 1B/PNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Jacksonville StormCollege Commitment: Ole MissFurbush had a strong PGF National Championships for the Storm, leading the team to a 17th-place finish. Furbush was 2-1 with a 2.72 ERA in the circle and slugged two home runs with six RBI. That came after a spring in which the Ole Miss commit led Winter Springs to a perfect season, the Florida Class 8A state title and the No. 1 slot in the final Softball America national rankings.
Aaliyah OrtizSouthwest (San Antonio, Texas) UTNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Texas BombersCollege Commitment: McNeese StateOrtiz was the most dangerous hitter in the 16U Premier Division at the PGF National Championships, clubbing four home runs and knocking in 15 in seven games to lead the Texas Bombers to a runner-up finish. That followed a high school season in which the McNeese State commit hit .667 with 22 home runs and a 1.711 slugging percentage.
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Devyn NetzMaranatha (Pasadena, Calif.) P/IFNotes:
CLUB TEAM: So Cal AthleticsCollege Commitment: ArizonaNetz was the No. 1 pitcher this summer for the So Cal Athletics, who finished third in the 18U Premier Division at the PGF National Championships. As a high school junior, the Arizona commit struck out 253 batters in 140 innings and also hit .494 at the plate.
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Trinity CannonForney (Texas) 3BNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Texas GloryCollege Commitment: Texas A&MCannon was a rock-solid third baseman last spring for Forney, which reached the Texas Class 5A state semifinals and finished the year ranked No. 19 by Softball America. The Texas A&M commit batted .575 with 18 home runs, 72 RBI and a 1.321 slugging percentage for the Jackrabbits.
Regan KrausePontiac (Ill.) P/1BNotes:
CLUB TEAM: Beverly BanditsCollege Commitment: StanfordKrause followed up a strong high school season with an even better summer, leading the Beverly Bandits to the 16U Premier Division title at the PGF National Championships. The Stanford commit was 7-0 with a 0.55 ERA for the Bandits, highlighted by a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts against OC Batbusters Lara.