Nov. 30, 2006
FULLERTON, CA - Four high school players have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their softball careers at Cal State Fullerton beginning in the 2008 season Head Coach Michelle Gromacki announced on Thursday.
Torrie Anderson, a 5-9 outfielder from Castaic, Arianna Cervantes, a 5-10 pitcher/outfielder from Tustin, Christine Hiner, a 5-8 pitcher/infielder from Garden Grove, and Sabrina Sohl, a 5-4 infielder from Bloomington, all submitted signed letters during the NCAA's early signing period.
Anderson, who prepped at Valencia HS, helped the Vikings to a 27-5 overall record and a 9-1 mark in Foothill League play to lead Valencia to its sixth-straight league title under head coach Donna Lee. Anderson hit .358 as a junior to go with five home runs and 21 RBI - ranking in the top 10 in the league in all three categories.
She also scored 20 runs and helped the Vikings to the second round of the CIF Division I playoffs before falling to Bishop Amat. Anderson is a two-time All-Santa Clarita Valley selection as a sophomore and junior while earning first-team All-Foothill League honors in 2006.
Anderson plays travel ball for the So Cal Choppers, helping her 16U team to a second place finish at nationals in 2005.
Sohl, who prepped at Bloomington HS in Colton, Calif., led the Bruins to a 20-5 overall record and a 13-2 mark in Sunkist League play - good for second place under head coach Bobby Flores. Sohl hit .444 as a junior to lead the team while also leading the squad in hits (40) and runs scored (31).
She tied for first in the league with 12 stolen bases (in 12 attempts) and finished the year on a 21-game hitting streak. Also one to find the gaps, she had nine doubles and a team-high four triples while slugging .733 on the year. Sohl is a three-time first-team All-Sunkist League honoree who also earned first-team All-CIF Division III honors as a junior.
She plays travel ball for California Lite
Cervantes, who prepped at Mater Dei, was the 2006 Serra League Pitcher of the Year as a junior, helping lead the Monarchs to a 21-9 overall record and a 7-1 mark in league play for the Serra League title under head coach Doug Myers.
A dual threat, Cervantes was 20-6 in the circle with a 1.43 ERA - which ranked second in the league. She also struck out 220 batters in 180.2 innings. At the plate she hit .315 with 16 runs scored and five extra base hits.
Cervantes plays travel ball for the Firecrackers.
Hiner, who prepped at perennial powerhouse Pacifica HS, as twice earned All-Garden Grove League honors - including first-team laurels as a junior. She hit .405 last season to rank fourth in the league to go with 19 RBI (fifth in the league), and 15 extra base hits - including 10 doubles. In the circle, Hiner was 10-3 with a 0.88 ERA and 61 strikeouts in just over 79 innings of work.
The Mariners finished 28-6 overall and 11-1 in league play to tie for first place. Hiner has helped Pacifica to two consecutive league titles, a CIF Division III title in 2004, and a CIF runner-up finish in 2006.
She plays travel ball for So Cal Filly's Gold.
Cal State Fullerton opens its 2007 regular season schedule against Texas Tech and Wisconsin on Feb. 9 at the Kajikawa Classic hosted by Arizona State in Phoenix, Ariz.
The Titans open the home portion of their schedule on Feb. 21 against Tennessee, which finished last season ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation and finished tied for third as the Women's College World Series.