By Ray Hamill — Four College of the Redwoods softball players have received all-conference recognition, including first-team selection Sadie Hampton.
The 2021 Eureka High graduate had an outstanding season for the Corsairs both on defense and at the plate, starting all 20 conference games at shortstop.
Hampton averaged an impressive team-high .409 at the plate in conference play with a .712 slugging percentage, while also hitting seven triples and six doubles, both team highs, and striking out just five times in 66 at-bats.
Defensively, she provided a steady and reliable hand at shortstop, with 47 put outs and 57 assists.
Teammates Brooke Faraimo, Samantha Caughie and Nas-Che-Wen Hunsucker each also were included on the all-GVC second team.
Hunsucker, a 2020 Hoopa High graduate, was a valuable utility player for the team this season, playing left field, third base and catcher.
She averaged .322 at the plate in the GVC, with four doubles, a triple and a co-team-high two home runs, while striking out only six times in 59 at-bats.
Faraimo played third base and pitched for the team, winning two games in the circle in conference play.
At the plate, the Yucaipa High graduate averaged .397 with a co-team-high 15 RBIs, while also striking out just six times in 63 at-bats.
Caughie, meanwhile, was a three-year starter in center field for the Corsairs after going the team from Analy High.
In conference play this spring she averaged .377 and scored 17 runs, which was second on the team to Hampton’s 19.
She also had four triples, three doubles and nine RBIs.
The CR women finished with a 5-15 conference record.