By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
CV coach, players team up at Leonardo All-Star Games
Samantha Espinoza
Central Valley’s varsity softball program had two representatives at the Paul Leonardo Memorial All-Star Games, including Samantha Espinoza (pictured right) and Brianna Quiroz.

Central Valley softball head coach Regina Selfridge reunited with Hawk players Brianna Quiroz and Samantha Espinoza at the Fifth Annual Paul Leonardo Memorial All-Star Games on June 11 in Livingston.

Selfridge helped coach Quiroz, Espinoza and the Central California Conference team, which won both of its games.

The CCC posted a 4-1 win over the Western Athletic Conference team, which was coached by Ceres High’s Mike Corsaut and featured five Bulldog players on June 11 at the Livingston Softball Complex.

The CCC rolled to a 7-1 victory against the West Sierra League.

Quiroz, a third-year participant, logged playing time at third base, second base and in the outfield while representing Central Valley’s softball program for the final time.

She graduated on June 6.

“She is just an all-round great athlete,” Selfridge said. “She gives you everything she’s got every game. I’m going to miss coaching her but am looking forward to watching her play at the collegiate level.”

A first-year participant, Espinoza played in the outfield.

Quiroz and Espinoza teamed up with all-league players from Patterson, Atwater, Buhach Colony, Merced, Golden Valley and El Capitan.

Quiroz earned first-team, all-CCC honors during the regular season.

She batted .526 with one homer, three doubles, 20 hits, six RBIs and seven runs in 12 games. 

Espinoza was a second-team pick.

She batted .351 with one double, five RBIs and one run.

Central Valley’s Scarlett Lloyd got selected to play in the all-star games for the third year in a row, but was unable to participate because she had another commitment.

She batted .556 from the plate with one homer, three doubles, 20 hits, five RBIs and five runs on her way to being voted CCC Offensive Player of the Year this spring.