Mountain View High shortstop lands on NFCA All-American team

Taurie Pogue, a junior-to-be at Mountain View High, was recently named to the 2012 National Fastpitch Coaches Association's All-American second team.

Pogue finished her sophomore season batting .551 with 18 doubles, 12 home runs and 39 RBIs as the Mavericks won the 5A District Three Tournament and finished third at state.

Pogue has already given a verbal commitment to play for California, which spent most of the 2012 season ranked No. 1 and lost to eventual national champion Alabama in the College World Series semifinals.

The only other Idaho player named to the All-American team was Lake City senior-to-be Casey Stangel, who landed on the third team. The left-handed pitcher has verbally committed to Missouri.

On the All-Region team, Stangel, Pogue and Mountain View catcher Destiny Turner each made the first team in the West Region.

In total, 37 of this year’s 48 All-Americans have committed to play softball at the collegiate level, with 32 of those choosing to continue their careers at Division I schools.

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