Chino Hills senior shortstop Tannon Snow is among the five finalist for Ms. Softball Player of the Year awarded by CalHi Sports.
Snow, who is headed to Washington, set a single season state record with 28 home runs as well as a single season state record for RBI (89). She also slammed 60 career home runs, breaking the career mark of Mission Viejo’s Alyssa Palomino who is one of the other candidates.
Snow also boasts 212 career RBI, a .501 career batting average, .573 season batting average, 7-for-8 with four homers and 16 RBI in one day (two games in Arizona tourney) plus an eight RBI day in a playoff win against Vista Murrieta.
The other candidates also boast strong numbers.
* Brooke Bolinger (Yucaipa)
Led Yucaipa to the Division 2 title, highlighted by a win over Mission Viejo in the title game. In addition to the shutout of Mission Viejo, Bolinger had 15 other shutouts, a 31-3 record, a 0.27 ERA with 306 strikeouts in 211 1/3 innings.
* Rachel Garcia (Palmdale Highland)
Garcia, who is headed to UCLA, already has been named as the Gatorade State Player of the Year. Her final season totals as a pitcher showed her with a 26-2 record, 418 strikeouts in 175 innings and a 0.20 ERA. She also hit .691 batting average with 20 home runs.
* Taylor McQuillin (Mission Viejo)
Hit .352 average in addition to her ridiculous pitching numbers. She ended her career with 103 wins for a new CIF Southern Section record. She also had 35 straight wins prior to the loss to Yucaipa and had 389 strikeouts and a 0.31 ERA.
* Alyssa Palomino (Mission Viejo)
Palomino hit 16 more homers in her senior season and was the first player in the state to eclipse the previous Cal-Hi Sports state record of 53 career home runs. Palomino herself had that record surpassed. Nonetheless, she still hammered out 58 career homers for the second-highest total in state history. She hit .532 and had a .619 on-base percentage.