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Softball  | Softball Tournament  | 4/26/2023

Perfect Game High School Super Showcase

Ashley Mears     

Perfect Game High School Super Showcase

April 21-23, 2023

Urbandale, IA

Once again, the Iowa spring tried to take out another weekend tournament. Luckily, it warmed up just enough to be able to play several games on Sunday. The 18u Division had two teams go 3-0, Alliance Select 18u Black and Dodger Softball. The 16u Division was a tough one and only had one team come out 3-0, the Iowa Outlaws Select 25/26. It was another great day at the ballfields even with the wind and cold!

18u

Campbell German (Cumming, IA 2024) a RHP for Alliance Select 18u Black, found herself on the Top Performers list for both pitching and hitting. German was stellar in her two pitching performances, throwing a combined 20 strikeouts through 10 innings pitched. German works all corners of the plate with a fastball ranging from 58-61mph, she confidently throws several pitches, including her change up and rise ball. The rise ball can be very deceiving as it comes in just below the letters and can be consistently called for a strike but also results in several swings and misses. German only gave up one earned run in two starts. Not only was she stellar on the mound, but she was also a force at the plate. German is extremely confident at the plate, going 5 for 7 and hitting in six RBIs.  

Another standout this weekend from the Alliance Select 18u Black team was 2B Brynnly German (Cumming, IA 2024). German, a multi-sport athlete, consistently puts the ball in play and gets on base for her team. German has a nice approach at the plate with quick hands and speed on the bases to go with it. German had 5 hits including a double and triple, which helped her team go 3-0 on the day.

Jaycee Neer (Indianola, IA 2025) C/IF of the Southern Iowa Savage is a 2025 to keep your eye on. She has a sound, confident plate approach, with a keen eye and can barrel up pitches with ease. She utilizes her lower half well, generating a ton of power. Neer hit a tournament high three homeruns on the day, she also drove in six.  

Lucy Porter (Fort Dodge, IA 2025) a RHP/UT for Dodger Softball, is impressive to watch. Sitting in the top for both categories she is especially confident in the circle and works very efficiently. Utilizing a five-pitch mix, what is most impressive about her is her curveball which seems to be her go to pitch. Porter’s fastball sits in the 56-58mph range, she is also very effective with her screw ball and her rise ball. Porter is also performed at the plate, totaling 4 hits including a double and a homerun.

16u

Brooke Janning (Blair, NE 2025) a LHP of Nebraska Quakes National 16u has an unbelievable mound presence. With a fastball ranging 59-61mph, what is most impressive about her is her back door curve against right-handed batters. The curve starts in the other batter’s box and literally comes across the plate for a strike. Janning is also a force at the plate, as a left-handed slapper who can hit the gap, Janning has the power to also hit the long ball. Janning had 4 hits on the day. I am excited to watch this young lady progress as she has the ability and confidence to play at the next level. 

Mattingly Barnes (Omaha, NE 2024) a left-handed hitter and utility player from Nebraska Quakes National 16u was the weekends Batting Top Performer. Setting up in a wide stance, Barnes has a smooth swing and quick hands to go with it. These skills helped her be successful at the plate boasting a double and two homeruns.

Morgan Byrd (Papillion, NE 2024) of the Nebraska Quakes National 16u and recent Missouri Western commit, is offensively efficient. Byrd, a lead of hitter, has a well-balanced plate approach and uses her lower half well. Byrd is quick around the bases and finished the day with five hits, including a triple and a first pitch leadoff homerun.

Bayla Bodnar (Omaha, NE 2025) C for the Nebraska Thunder Gold 16u has extreme confidence at the plate. Bodnar starts with a slightly open stance and comes together at the pitch, showcasing a ton of power and finished the day with six hits including a double and a homerun.

Izi Juhl (Maxwell, IA 2025) a utility player for Iowa Outlaws Select 25/26 is an RBI machine. Juhl has a well-balanced stance with quick hands and can easily barrel up pitches. Juhl utilizes her lower half well and can generate a ton of power. In doing so, Juhl went 6 for 9, including a double, a homerun and tallied six RBIs to help her team go 3-0.

Another Iowa Outlaws Select 25/26 who was successful on the day was C/IF Chloe Swank (Reasnor, IA 2025). Swank has a confident approach with a solid athletic stance. Swank went 7 for 9, with two doubles and four RBIs.