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Softball  | Softball Showcase  | 5/13/2022

PG Elite 40 Showcase Scout Notes

Brianna Brooks      Rachel Klipper     
Photo: Perfect Game
Select Fastpitch 15U Morris came to conquer with a sound team both defensively and offensively. Addie Morris (2025, Columbia, Mo.) was awarded the MV-Pitcher of the 16U for her strong performance in the circle all weekend. In 17 innings pitched, Morris shut down 15 batters with an above-average mix of pitches, each with high quality spins. Morris works consistently in the 57-59 mph range, with a lively riseball that jumps through the zone. Morris highlights her flat, 46 mph changeup that leaves batters lunging towards the ball.

Teammate Emma Cathey (2024, Marceline, Mo.) was named MV-Player for her exceptional time at the plate, including 11 hits, for a .647 average. Cathey smashed two homers and knocked in six RBI and crossed the plate five times. Select Fastpitch 15U went home with a title and an undefeated record of 6-0.

Athletics Jendro Russell battled through the weekend and made it to the championship game, taking home runner-up. Mandy Brown (2023, Grain Valley, Mo.) continues to lead her team to success. This two-way player stands out for both her defensive and offensive talent and shows her confidence on the field. Brown has an elite pitching repertoire, throwing 58-59 mph. In 16 innings, Brown struck out 26 batters for a weekend-high, giving up only five walks, and earning a 1.35 WHIP. Brown absolutely dominates the circle with spins that work just outside the zone, tempting batters to chase. Offensively, Brown used all 5-foot-10 of her to generate massive lower half strength, and she is solid under pressure. Bottom of the seventh, two outs, two strikes, Brown kept her composure and launched a walkoff two-run homer over the center field fence. Brown ended the weekend with seven hits: four singles, two doubles, one home run. She helped herself with eight RBI and crossed the pay station five times.

Teammate Ashton Russell (2024, Grain Valley, Mo.) is excellent both in the box and at shortstop. Russell is an above-average shortstop with a huge range of motion, tracking the ball to all depths of the field. She also has a strong arm to get the ball across the field and make outs. That strength carries over to hitting with nine hits; six singles, one double, and two homers. Russell has a clean and clear cut that drives the ball to all areas. Her running IQ is extremely high, having stolen three bases. She gets a strong jump off the bag and anticipates throws. Russell knocked in seven RBI, reaching home five times.

SD Nationals made an appearance in Kansas, enjoying the warmer weather and showing the talent that is in South Dakota. Ava Gross (2025, Sioux Falls, S.D.) stood out among the rest for her energy on and off the field. This freshman shortstop has astounding abilities in the middle infield, controlling the defense, and making challenging plays. Gross tracks a ball, getting the drop step, and catching the bloopers between left field and shortstop. At the plate, Gross presents an above average feel for the barrel and puts the ball in play.

Peyton Eckert (2023, Swansboro, N.C.) helped the cause offensively as a RHP for SD Nationals. Eckert has an arsenal of pitches including a jumpy, untouchable riseball. She led the team to a 9-1 victory with seven strikeouts, allowing only two hits. Eckert works the corners and moves the ball up and down, making her a force on the mound.

Aaliyah Delgado (2024, Kansas City, Mo.) is a sophomore hitter for KC Bombers 15U who makes a clean connection with a huge weight transfer and level bat path. Delgado collected eight hits: four singles, three doubles, and one triple. Delgado has a disciplined approach at the plate with high zone awareness, having walked twice, and earning a .800 OBP.

KC Bombers 15U hitter Audrey Davis (2025, Lathrop, Mo.) also presents a quick, clean cut, creating plus pop for power. Davis sprays the field, using all 5-foot-10 to create a powerful lower half, helping to drive the ball deep into the field.

Ella Wolff (2025, Omaha, Neb.) of Bish’s RV Softball has a beautiful cut, and is quick and to the ball. Wolff reaches full extension. Her timing is fantastic, sending the ball back up the middle, including an absolute bomb over center field.

Our final standout for the weekend is Ally Beck (2024, Altoona, Iowa), a pitcher for Central Iowa Riptide. Beck consistently threw stellar throughout 11 innings, collecting 23 strikeouts, allowing only five hits. Beck throws 55-56 mph with a four-plus pitch mix. Beck throws an extremely deceptive circle change that produces high swing-and-miss action, making her a threat in the circle.

-Brianna Brooks

A wall behind the plate, Addy Jo Lincoln (2027, Rock Island, Ill.) with Nebraska gold 309 is light on her feet with a quick jump on each ball coming her way. Her easy reads gives her the advantage to frame for strikes with a win at the plate.

McKenna Carroll (2025, Omaha, Neb.) with Nebraska Thunder Dillon displays an intimidating presence at the plate with an athletic stance while driving her hips through at the results of consistent line drive hits. In the outfield she has an exceptional initial read right off the bat. Her ability to track the ball stands out as she does it with ease.

Avery Green (2027, Elkhorn, Neb.) with Nebraska Thunder Dillon presents potential with quick feet and a wide range. She is always moving to stay on her toes to take on anything her way. At the top of the lineup with a confident athletic stance at the plate, she uses her entire body with her swing with gap hits to follow.

Standing at 5-foot-10, Kimber Hamilton (2026, Prairie Grove, Ark.) with Legends National 2026 demonstrates a strong read on the ball and behind the plate. At the plate she is patient and waits for her pitch, and combined with the power of her legs with a wide stance, she drives through the middle of the ball consistently. Behind the plate, using an upright stance she used to her advantage, she stayed ahead of the pitch and the mastery to control incoming pitches in the result of a strike.

Left-handed pitcher Kennedy Watson (2026, Columbia, Mo.) with Select Fastpitch 14U Bush shows potential at the mound, touching 57 with great control in her pitches. Her accuracy is key when her changeup comes into play with an outstanding strike. She has mastered hitting the inside corner, surprising her opponent often with this trick up her sleeve. Hitting spots is something Kennedy does well on the mound, giving her a bright future ahead.

Avery Veeder (2027, Johnston, Iowa) with Louisville Lady Sluggers-Black is a right-handed pitcher who has command of her pitches with spin that stands out, tailed with movement making her a challenging opponent.  Her reliability in exactness of her pitches makes her a key pitcher in leading her team to win the tournament. When her reliable bat comes into play, she is a shoe-in for a lined hit to the gap.

Brooke Paalhar (2026, Liberty, Mo.) with Louisville Lady Sluggers-Black projects an overall remarkable athleticism in the field with solid mechanics. Her footwork is smooth, even with plays in wide range that are hard to grab and a strong accurate arm to follow to guarantee an easy out on the field. Her jump on the ball at the crack of the bat comes to play with this to complete the package as a strong middle infielder.

Ellery Dillon (2026, Omaha, Neb.) with Nebraska Thunder Dillon is a crucial player at first base with an exceptional glove that makes a difference with her ability to stretch out to win an out for her team. She has the ability to easily correct herself once the ball is released and set herself up as needed, depending on what comes to her. At the plate she has an athletic stance with a swing that reflects in a good standing hard hit at the ball.

Snappy right-handed pitcher Grace Swart (2026, Maize, Kan.) with 316 Elite has a quick 58 mph fastball. She hits her spots on command. As an overall pitcher she has the whole bit, with control north and south with her rise in control. At the plate, she has a solid bat with up-the-middle hits ensuring to throw her hands at the ball.

Miah Berhenke (2026, Hampton, Ill.) with Nebraska Gold 309 stands out as an overall strong player that brings many cards to the table. Level-headed, she is consistent at the plate with optimal bat strength, totaling three home runs for the tournament. As a third baseman, she is scrappy to snag anything in her direction with an elite arm to follow. Great potential in years to come for this player.

-Rachel Klipper