Idaho High School Softball: Heavy Hitters (Week of 4/3 - 4/8)
Middleton put on a home run parade during their win over Mountain View
Published: 4/10/2023 3:01:48 PM
Brandon Baney
Managing Editor/Broadcaster


It's time for another edition of Heavy Hitters.  Every Monday, we'll recap the nine most scintillating hitting performances from the past week of competition.

Why nine?  Because there's nine batters in the lineup.

I should note that these are single-game performances only.  I don't have the math skills to pull off calculating weekly totals.

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With that said, here's our list of Idaho softball's Heavy Hitters, from the week of April 3rd to April 8th.  The performances will be listed in chronological order.

1. Olivia Asumendi, Jr, Homedale

In a 21-5 win over Snake River Valley Conference rival Fruitland on Monday, April 3rd, Asumendi was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate.  She crushed a home run and three doubles, and finished with six RBIs and four runs scored.  She was also hit by a pitch and stole a base.

2. Jorja Crider, Jr, Middleton

The Vikings found themselves in a slugfest with Mountain View in a Southern Idaho Conference game on Tuesday, April 4th.  Middleton emerged with a 19-14 win, thanks to a five-run fifth inning that eventually gave Middleton the 15-14 lead in a back-and-forth affair.  Three Vikings combined for seven home runs (special shout out to Taylee Hunt and Paige Piper who each hit two), but it was Jorja Crider who shined slightly brighter.  Crider hit three home runs as part of a 4-for-4 night that ended with six RBIs.  Predictably, after hitting three home runs, Crider was intentionally walked in her final two at-bats.

3. Raegyn Dupree, Jr, Emmett

Dupree finished 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, five RBIs and three runs scored, as the Huskies dismantled Caldwell 21-0 in a Southern Idaho Conference victory on Tuesday, April 4th.

4. Ellie Shirts, Fr, Weiser

Weiser’s freshman sensation went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, a walk, five RBIs and three runs scored, as the Wolverines cruised past Snake River Valley Conference rival Fruitland 18-6 on Wednesday, April 5th.

5. Alexus Milligan, Jr, Canyon Ridge

The Riverhawks picked up an 18-7 Great Basin Conference win over Minico on Thursday, April 6th.  Milligan led the way, finishing 4-for-4 with two home runs, a double, five RBIs, a hit-by-pitch, a stolen base, and three runs scored.

6. Natalie Robles, Sr, South Fremont

Robles swung a hot stick in an 18-1 non-conference win over American Falls on Thursday, April 6th.  Robles went 4-for-4 with two home runs, a double, six RBIs, and four runs scored.

7. Sahira Arevalo, Fr, Glenns Ferry

Arevalo did a little bit of everything in the Pilots’ 30-11 win over Wilder in Western Idaho Conference play on Thursday, April 6th.  The freshman reached base in five of her six plate appearances, finishing 3-for-4 while also reaching base on a walk and a hit-by-pitch.  Among her four hits was a home run and a triple, and she finished with five RBIs, four runs scored, and two stolen bases.

8. Addison Clark, Fr, Kimberly

Clark finished a single shy of the cycle in a 16-3 triumph over Teton at the Lady Dawg Spring Classic in Kimberly on Friday, April 7th.  The freshman finished with a home run, a triple, and a double, and probably would have accomplished the feat of hitting for the cycle, except for the fact that the game ended early due to the ten-run rule, and Clark only got to bat three times.  Clark drove in five runs, and came around to score all three times she reached base.

9. Hailey Jo Hillman, Shelley

Shelley faced off with Soda Springs in a non-conference contest on Saturday, April 8th, and the Russets came away with an 18-3 win.  Hillman brought the boom to the victory.  In four plate appearances, Hillman walked twice and also collected two hits.  By the way, both of her hits were home runs, and it led to four RBIs and three runs scored, as well.

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