Scorebook Live’s 4A Washington softball Top 10: Richland No. 1 in preseason rankings

Here are Scorebook Live’s preseason Top 10 rankings for Class 4A Washington high school softball. Our class-by-class Washington softball rankings are typically released every Monday throughout the season. With spring sports on hold due to coronavirus concerns, it’s possible these will be our only softball rankings of the 2020 season.

The rankings are compiled by SB Live Washington senior reporter Todd Milles.

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CLASS 4A SOFTBALL PRESEASON TOP 10

1. Richland

All-state returners Addison Pettit (1B), Kaylie Northrop (P) lead deep group which made 4A semifinals

2. Jackson

Senior OF Jillian Hampson (CWU) is back to lead two-time defending state champions

3. Redmond

Washington commit Jennifer Cummings returns at catcher for the Mustangs, who are still a threat

4. Glacier Peak

The Grizzlies return a ton of talent, including D1 commit Ashley Jacobson (Stony Brook) and D2 commit Phoebe Schultz (Dixie State)

5. Rogers of Puyallup

Seniors Raigan Barrett (UW) and Rachel Wicker (Iowa Stat) form best middle infielder duo in the state

6. Lake Stevens

Catcher Kiley Hubby is back for last season’s state runner-up, which still has potent lineup

7. Eastlake

Real sleeper out of 4A KingCo with RHP Camryn Snyder, a UCSB commit, as league’s top ace

8. Battle Ground

Reigning 4A Greater St. Helens League pitcher of the year Mallory Meyer is only a junior

9. Puyallup

Louisiana Tech commit Olivia Ellingson is back, and Viks have influx of talented ninth graders

10. Newport of Bellevue

Who can forget Knights’ big 2019 win over Redmond in KingCo tourney? WWU-bound Hanako Hirai back in circle

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