P2P CCS Girls Softball Honors
Pioneer's Holly Azevedo is the CCS Senior of the Year.

CCS Senior of the Year

Injuries limited Pioneer star Holly Azevedo to just 18 games, including 17 as a pitcher. But even in missing almost a third of a season, she put up numbers that were more than a complete season for most girls.

Even in defeat, Azevedo showed why she is worthy of such an award, as in her final high school softball game she struck out 23 batters in a heartbreaking 1-0, 10-inning loss in the CCS Division I semifinals against eventual champion Watsonville.

For the season Azevedo was 10-4 with a 0.27 ERA for the Mustangs (15-10). She also had 197 strikeouts in 104 innings - striking out over half of the 373 batters she faced – and walked just 15.

For her outstanding work, Azevedo is the Prep2Prep Central Coast Section Senior of the Year.

In her last nine games she gave up six runs but none were earned and on the season Azevedo allowed just four earned runs. Opposing batters hit .110 and had a .155 on-base percentage against her.

For her four-year varsity career Azevedo played in 100 games total and as a pitcher amassed an 82-10 record and a 0.31 ERA in 98 appearances.

Had she not missed part of her senior season Azevedo would have reached the career 1,000 strikeout milestone but fell just short with 982 – against just 88 walks - in 616 1/3 innings pitched. Opposing batters hit a paltry .151 against her with a .212 on-base percentage.

At the plate Azevedo overcame a freshman season where she only hit .260 to finish with a career .387 batting average. Azevedo, who will join perennial NCAA power UCLA next year, capped her high school career by hitting .438 with three home runs and a 1.252 OPS her senior year.

Others considered for this award include: Saint Francis’ Myka Hughesand Carlmont’s Cameron Kondo.

NOTE: We would like to thank our media partners, coaches, parents, players and fans for contributing photos for our all-section features. We salute all of the players that have made this a wonderful season of CCS softball.