Reynolds, Hinkle, Delgado, Diaz on first team

High School Softball

June 19, 2013

Estancia High senior Rachelle Reynolds and junior Kelly Hinkle, as well as Costa Mesa seniors Nicki Delgado and Maria Diaz, have each earned first-team All-Orange Coast League honors for softball.

Reynolds, a first baseman bound for Orange Coast College, led Estancia with a .523 batting average, seven home runs and 30 runs batted in. Reynolds, a repeat first-team selection, also had seven triples and finished the year with a .635 on-base percentage.

Hinkle, a pitcher, hit .382 with 19 RBIs for the Eagles (12-11). She also had a team-best 10 doubles. In the circle, she pitched every game, finishing with a 12-11 record and 4.79 earned-run average.


The two players helped Estancia finish 5-5 in league, tied for third. The Eagles made it to the CIF Southern Section Division 5 playoffs for the first time in four years, losing on the road to Calvary Murrieta, 15-0, in the wild-card round.

Delgado, a pitcher and third baseman for Costa Mesa, was third on the Mustangs with a .381 batting average and drove in a team-best 20 runs. She also led Costa Mesa with 10 doubles while compiling a 7.76 ERA as pitcher.

Diaz, a center fielder, led Mesa with a .517 batting average. She scored 17 runs, tying for the team lead, and led Mesa with nine stolen bases as well.

The Mustangs finished 4-16, 2-8 in league, good for fifth place.

Estancia junior catcher Bryanna Vernon earned second-team all-league accolades, as did Costa Mesa senior infielder Dulce Gomez.

Calvary Chapel senior Melanie Coyne earned league MVP honors, and Godinez senior Dolores Portillo was named Most Valuable Pitcher.

— From staff reports

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