Baxter: A look at the top high school softball players

02/23/2014 10:11 PM

02/24/2014 12:25 AM

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

1. Abbey Cheek 3B Chapman

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

2. Cayla Drotar P Hartsville

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

3. Caroline Cash CF Dorman

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

4. Amanda Storch P Mauldin

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

5. Aubry Rabun C Ashley Ridge

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

6. Krystan White SS Chesterfield

Solid middle infielder with a stick, committed to Winthrop

7. Caitlyn Nolan UT Marlboro Co.

Versatile player; committed to Virginia Tech.

8. Jessica Roth UT Blythewood

Another versatile utility player; committed to Winthrop.

9. Haley Elkins P/3B Dutch Fork

Top pitcher in the Midlands; committed to Charleston Southern.

10. Camry Taylor CF Boiling Springs

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

OTHERS TO WATCH: (In no particular order)

Webber Roberts C Boiling Springs

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

Ansley Gilreath IF Blue Ridge

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

Olivia Henson P Gaffney

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

Lauren Duggar OF Byrnes

Committed to Furman; can fly.

Kaitlyn Wagers C Mauldin

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

Ansley Gilstrap UT Blythewood

Committed to USC Upstate

Katie Chappell P/SS Blythewood

Committed to College of Charleston

Emma Ogburn C Palmetto

Committed to Furman

Brooke Ellison UT Palmetto

Committed to Winthrop

Brittany Reynolds SS Seneca

Committed to Erskine

Sydney Smith P/UT Seneca

Committed to Erskine

Morgan Smith C/3B J.L. Mann

Committed to SMC

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