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Solano sweeps all-BVC softball postseason awards

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From page B7 | April 25, 2014 |

ROCKVILLE — It’s no surprise – when postseason awards were handed out for Bay Valley Conference softball, Solano Community College made it a clean sweep.

Bringing home top honors for the Falcons (36-2, 20-0 BVC) were Aleyna Benipayo as Most Valuable Player, Shannon Mestas as Most Valuable Pitcher and Terri Pearson-Bloom as Coach of the Year.

Benipayo was one of the top players in the state, ranking first in runs scored (63) and triples (11), third in batting average (.552), RBIs (53) and stolen bases (33, caught just once), fourth in slugging percentage (.991), fifth in on-base percentage (.594) and tied for fifth in hits (64). She also crushed eight home runs.

Likewise, Mestas was one of the state’s best pitchers, ranking first in winning percentage for pitchers with more than 10 decisions (.955), third in strikeouts per seven innings (9.68), fourth in wins (21) and ERA (1.13) and fifth in strikeouts (172).

Pearson-Bloom led the Falcons to their ninth consecutive BVC title and the team finished the regular season with 29 straight wins. Solano led the state in stolen bases (119, caught just five times) and triples (36), second in runs (352), third in batting average (.411) and on-base percentage (.461) and fourth in slugging percentage (.601).

Also making the all-BVC first team were shortstop Britney Talieri (.463, 44 runs scored, 17 stolen bases), second baseman Stefanie Chainurux (.408, 44 runs, 46 RBIs, 19 stolen bases), pitcher Amber Takeda (7-1, 4.18 ERA, .434 average, 9 home runs, 42 RBIs, .831 slugging percentage), catcher Victoria Faleafine (.304, 28 runs scored, 6 doubles) and center fielder Emily Goode (.430, 35 runs scored, 53 RBIs, 9 doubles, 6 triples).

Named to the second team was right fielder Danielle Emge (.542, .550 on-base percentage, 25 runs).

Solano is ranked No. 1 in the most recent coaches poll and will find out who its first-round opponent will be when the NorCal seeding meeting is held on Saturday.

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer is a 1985 graduate of Brigham Young University. The Suisun City resident has been with the Daily Republic Sports Department since 1989 and has served as sports editor since 2007. He and his wife Jackie have four children.
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