Baxter: A look at the top high school softball players

February 23, 2014 

Here’s a look at the Top 10 high school softball players in the state, regardless of classification.

1. Abbey Cheek3BChapman

Power hitter is a Kentucky commit who could have gone anywhere in the country to play.

2. Cayla DrotarPHartsville

Solid pitcher, committed to South Carolina and should have an immediate impact.

3. Caroline CashCFDorman

One of the state’s top female athletes; committed to South Carolina

4. Amanda StorchPMauldin

Is a difference-maker as one of the top pitchers in the state; committed to USC Upstate.

5. Aubry RabunCAshley Ridge

Injured senior will not play this season, but is committed to South Carolina.

6. Krystan WhiteSSChesterfield

Solid middle infielder with a stick, committed to Winthrop

7. Caitlyn NolanUTMarlboro Co.

Versatile player; committed to Virginia Tech.

8. Jessica RothUTBlythewood

Another versatile utility player; committed to Winthrop.

9. Haley ElkinsP/3BDutch Fork

Top pitcher in the Midlands; committed to Charleston Southern.

10. Camry TaylorCFBoiling Springs

Led the state in home runs last season; committed to Limestone

OTHERS TO WATCH: (In no particular order)

Webber RobertsCBoiling Springs

Could be considered the best catcher in the state this year.

Ansley GilreathIFBlue Ridge

10th-grader is being pursued by a long list of colleges.

Olivia HensonPGaffney

10th-grader is drawing a lot of interest from colleges. She throws hard and has high spin rates

Lauren DuggarOFByrnes

Committed to Furman; can fly.

Kaitlyn WagersCMauldin

Committed to the College of Charleston. Wagers has a big bat.

Ansley GilstrapUTBlythewood

Committed to USC Upstate

Katie ChappellP/SSBlythewood

Committed to College of Charleston

Emma OgburnCPalmetto

Committed to Furman

Brooke EllisonUTPalmetto

Committed to Winthrop

Brittany ReynoldsSSSeneca

Committed to Erskine

Sydney SmithP/UTSeneca

Committed to Erskine

Morgan SmithC/3BJ.L. Mann

Committed to SMC

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