Softball: Highland's Rachel Garcia is Gatorade national player of the year

Eric Sondheimer
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UCLA-bound pitcher Rachel Garcia from Palmdale Highland has been selected the Gatorade national player of the year in softball.

She was 28-3 this season and struck out 418 batters in 175 innings while allowing 37 hits.

She had 20 shutouts, threw 10 no-hitters and had five perfect games.

She also batted .667 with 20 home runs and 57 RBIs.

Garcia injured her knee in the Southern Setion Division 4 championship game and will undergo surgery next week for a torn meniscus.



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