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Top 2020 High School Softball Recruits

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Continuing with our high school softball recruiting rankings, here are the 50 best 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.

Click here to find the Top 100 recruits in the class of 2019.

Updated on: 2/28/2019 See Full List
  1. 1

    Jayda Coleman

    The Colony (Texas) SS
    Notes:

    Club Team: Texas Glory


    The left-handed throwing shortstop was one of two juniors to make the 2019 Junior Women’s National Training Team. Coleman can hit for power or play small ball with the perfect bunt. She had a sublime sophomore campaign for The Colony, hitting .714 with 19 doubles, nine triples, six home runs and 66 runs scored. The Oklahoma commit stole 43 bases and didn’t strike out all season.
  2. 2

    Tiare Jennings

    St. Anthony (Long Beach, Calif.) SS
    Notes:

    Club Team: OC Batbusters


    One of three St. Anthony players in the Class of 2020 Top 50, Jennings was a CalHiSports.com Medium Schools All-State selection after hitting .590 with nine home runs, 35 runs scored, 14 steals and a 1.024 slugging percentage for the Saints. She also led the OC Batbusters to the PGF 18U Premier title game. Like Jayda Coleman, Jennings has committed to Oklahoma.
  3. 3

    Bailey Dowling

    St. Joseph-Ogden (St. Joseph, Ill.) SS
    Notes:

    Club Team: Georgia Impact


    The other junior to make the 2019 Junior Women’s National Training Team, Dowling was the 2018 MaxPreps National Sophomore of the Year. The Alabama commit hit .657 with 21 home runs, 20 doubles, 67 runs scored and 70 RBI in 2018. She won a PGF 18U national title with the Georgia Impact and needs just 18 home runs to break the Illinois state career record of 60.
  4. 4

    Avery Goelz

    Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton, Fla.) 1B/OF
    Notes:

    Club Team: Tampa Mustangs


    The left-handed hitting Goelz was the Class 8A Offensive Player of the Year in Florida last spring as she hit .541 with five home runs, 15 doubles, 42 runs and 32 RBI, compiling a .941 slugging percentage. The Florida commit was also the Sarasota Herald Tribune Player of the Year.
  5. 5

    Maddie Penta

    Bohemia Manor (Chesapeake, Md.) P
    Notes:

    Club Team: PA Chaos


    Penta led Bohemia Manor to its second straight Class 1A state title a year ago, allowing one earned run in 97.1 innings. She fanned 218 and surrendered only 17 hits. The Maryland State Player of the Year last spring, the Auburn commit also chipped in at the plate with a .412 average and 28 RBI.
  6. 6

    Sarah Willis

    Norco (Calif.) P/OF
    Notes:

    Club Team: Corona Angels


    Willis helped lead Norco to the CIF Southern Section Division I championship last spring and was named the CalHiSports.com Sophomore of the Year. As the No. 1 pitcher, she posted a 25-3 record with a 1.21 ERA and 188 strikeouts in 172 innings. As the Cougars’ leadoff hitter, the Washington commit hit .436 with six home runs and a .500 on-base percentage.
  7. 7

    Jahni Kerr

    Wesleyan School (Norcross, Ga.) OF
    Notes:

    Club Team: Atlanta Vipers


    Kerr is one of the fastest players in the nation, covering acres of real estate in center field. The two-time Class A Private School Player of the Year and Florida State commit is also a huge weapon at the plate, batting .596 with seven homers, 23 RBI and 48 runs scored this past fall, while also swiping 35 bases in 36 attempts.
  8. 8

    Shelby Lowe

    Pickens Academy (Carrollton, Ala.) P/1B
    Notes:

    Club Team: Birmingham Thunderbolts


    Lowe pitched the Birmingham Thunderbolts to a PGF 16U national title and dominated at the high school level. The Auburn-bound southpaw was the Alabama Independent School Pitcher of the Year as a sophomore, posting a 20-4 record with a 0.63 ERA and an eye-popping 347 strikeouts in 166.2 innings.
  9. 9

    Riley Blampied

    Crisp County (Cordele, Ga.) INF
    Notes:

    Club Team: Georgia Impact


    The Alabama recruit showed elite range and a strong arm at shortstop while also thoroughly terrorizing Georgia prep pitchers this past fall. Blampied batted .671 with a .727 OBP, driving in 47 runs and launching 34 extra-base hits (17 homers) in just 73 at-bats. She also won a PGF 18U national title with the Georgia Impact along with fellow Alabama commit Bailey Dowling.
  10. 10

    Nicole May

    Foothill (Pleasanton, Calif.) P/3B
    Notes:

    Club Team: OC Batbusters


    A third member of the Top 10 who is headed to Oklahoma, May led Foothill to the CIF North Central Section Division I tournament title game last spring. May struck out 209 batters in 128 innings, posting a 0.65 ERA. She also batted .404 with four home runs, earning a spot on the MaxPreps Sophomore All-American Team.
  11. 11

    Jasmine Perezchica

    Palm Desert (Calif.) OF/2B
    Notes:

    Club Team: OC Batbusters

  12. 12

    Zaida Puni

    St. Anthony (Long Beach, Calif.) 3B
    Notes:

    Club Team: OC Batbusters

  13. 13

    Erin Coffel

    Bremen (Ind.) SS
    Notes:

    Club Team: Indiana Magic Gold

  14. 14

    Emily Wilkie

    Creekview (Canton, Ga.) C/3B
    Notes:

    Club Team: Atlanta Vipers

  15. 15

    Haley Pittman

    Alabama Christian (Montgomery, Ala.) P
    Notes:

    Club Team: Atlanta Vipers

  16. 16

    Presleigh Pilon

    Murrieta Mesa (Murrieta, Calif.) INF
    Notes:

    Club Team: Athletics Mercado

  17. 17

    Jayda Kearney

    Donovan Catholic (Toms River, N.J.) OF
    Notes:

    Club Team: Jersey Intensity

  18. 18

    Stormy Kotzelnick

    Carmel (Ind.) 3B/UT
    Notes:

    Club Team: Beverly Bandits

  19. 19

    Alex Salter

    Estero (Fla.) P
    Notes:

    Club Team: Panthers Fastpitch

  20. 20

    Thessa Malau’ulu

    St. Anthony (Long Beach, Calif.) 3B
    Notes:

    Club Team: Firecrackers

  21. 21

    Lilly Agan

    East Coweta (Sharpsburg, Ga.) OF
    Notes:

    Club Team: Birmingham Thunderbolts

  22. 22

    Raegan Breedlove

    Central Valley (Shasta Lake, Calif.) P/1B
    Notes:

    Club Team: Universal Fastpitch

  23. 23

    Cameron Fagan

    Dunnellon (Fla.) OF
    Notes:

    Club Team: Team North Florida

  24. 24

    Kamaya Cohen

    Union County (Lake Butler, Fla.) OF
    Notes:

    Club Team: Gainesville Gold

  25. 25

    Jesse Fontes

    Grace Brethren (Simi Valley, Calif.) P
    Notes:

    Club Team: So Cal Choppers

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