Edison High baseball shortstop Brian Schales and Marina softball pitcher Tera Blanco both turned in outstanding 2014 seasons, and their athletic achievements were rewarded as both seniors were named the Most Valuable Player in Sunset League in their respective sport.
Schales, who was selected on the second day in the fourth round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft Friday by the Miami Marlins, hit .396 and was a driving force for Edison which advanced to the quarterfinal round of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs.
Blanco who will attend and play at the University of Michigan next year, posted a 22-5 overall pitching record. She struck out 228 and had 10 shutout victories, and finished with an ERA of 1.14. Offensively, she hit .446, had a .769 slugging percentage, .622 on base percentage, had three home runs, walked 32 times and drove in 23 runs.
Sunset League Softball
Most Valuable Player: Tera Blanco, Sr., Marina.
Most Valuable Pitcher: Micaela Vierra, Sr., Huntington Beach.
Rookie of the Year: Ryan King, Fr., Marina; Ryan Denhart, Fr., Los Alamitos.
Marina: Desiree Hagberg, Sr.; Sydney McCollum, Jr.; Emili Olague, Jr.
Huntington Beach: Sammie Vandiver, Sr.; Anna Kufta, Soph.; Kristina Inouye, Soph.; Alyssa Horeczko, Soph.; Ivy Davis, Fr.
Edison: Ali Wester, Jr.; Liz Talataina, Sr.; Riley Wester, Fr.
Fountain Valley: Madeline Domingo, Fr.
Los Alamitos: Jenna Holcomb, Soph.; Rachel Sellers, Sr.; Tiana Bonde, Sr.
Marina: Alyssa Sojka, Jr.
Huntington Beach: Jacqui Pascual, Sr.; Callie Saccacio, Soph.
Edison: Kiana Pancino, Soph.; Hailey Desrosiers, Jr.; Hannah Matthews, Fr.; Courtney Leyba, Jr.
Fountain Valley: Randi Fehser, Sr.; Megan Craft, Soph.; Madison Weathers, Sr.
Los Alamitos: Mary Iakopo, Fr.; Allisha Martinez, Fr.; Mackenzie Kutzke, Sr.
Newport Harbor: Sylvana Barrios, Soph.; Shea Horvath, Jr.
Sunset League Baseball
MVP: Brian Schales, Sr., Edison.
Pitcher of the Year: Scott Schultz, Sr., Fountain Valley
Rookie of the Year: Daniel Amaral, Jr., Huntington Beach
Pitchers: Noah Davis, Jr., Huntington Beach; Noah Kronfly, Jr., Edison; Shaun Vetrovec, Sr., Newport Harbor.
Catchers: Tyler Murray, Jr., Huntington Beach; Daniel Rosica, Sr., Fountain Valley.
First Base: Adam Moses, Sr., Edison.
Infield: Darren McCaughan, Sr., Los Alamitos; Daniel Patzlaff, Sr., Fountain Valley; Logan Pouelsen, Soph., Huntington Beach.
Outfield: Willie Aguilar, Jr., Fountain Valley; Philip Knapp, Sr., Edison; Dillon Persinger, Sr., Fountain Valley; Connor Seabold, Sr., Newport Harbor.
Utility: Justin Cobb, Jr., Fountain Valley.
Designated Hitter: Cooper Moore, Jr., Huntington Beach.
Pitchers: Michael Mahony, Jr., Edison; Hunter Margain, Jr., Fountain Valley; Austin Moore, Jr., Marina; Kevin Seymour, Sr., Los Alamitos.
Catcher: Landon Marshall, Sr., Marina.
First Base: Jake Brodt, Sr., Huntington Beach.
Infield: Jarrett Anton, Sr., Huntington Beach; Logan Mahaffy, Jr., Newport Harbor; Jake Yarger, Jr., Los Alamitos.
Outfield: Scott Anderson, Soph., Los Alamitos; Clint Jack, Sr., Huntington Beach; Nick Mailman, Jr., Edison.
Utility: Luke Genova, Soph., Newport Harbor.
Designated Hitter: Junior Aguilar, Sr., Fountain Valley.
— From staff reports