Hillsdale High’s Jordan Richwood was named the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division’s pitcher of the year on Tuesday, her latest achievement in a masterful prep career.
The senior ace compiled a 21-4 record and a 0.59 earned run average in the regular season to lead the Knights to their second straight PAL Bay championship at 12-2. Richwood has totaled 309 strikeouts in 165 innings, issuing just 26 walks. The Memphis-bound right-hander, who shared PAL Bay pitcher of the year honors in 2010 with Capuchino’s Michele Pilster, has amassed 19 shutouts.
Hillsdale catcher Courtney Tyler and infielders Danielle Fonseca and Kaylin Stewart were named to the All-PAL Bay first team, and junior Marissa Cho landed second-team honors.
Aragon's Maureen Duddy, the PAL Bay's 2010 player of the year, and Elena Bowman were first-team selections. Fellow junior Brook Ramsey was a second-team pick.
Hillsdale (22-5) now takes aim at its fourth Central Coast Section championship, and first since 1991. The fourth-seeded Knights host No. 13 seed Willow Glen in a Division II opener on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Richwood and her teammates will need to be at the top of their game as the Knights landed in the same playoff bracket as West Catholic Athletic League powerhouses Mitty and Valley Christian.
(To read about the PAL Ocean Division awards, including standouts from San Mateo, click .)
Here are the complete 2011 All-PAL Bay Division selections:
PAL Bay Division Player of the Year: Jamie Navarro, Capuchino, senior
PAL Bay Division Pitcher of the Year: Jordan Richwood, Hillsdale, senior
Courtney Tyler, Hillsdale, sophomore
Danielle Fonseca, Hillsdale, junior
Kaylin Stewart, Hillsdale, senior
Kelly Robinson, Carlmont, junior
Megan Hansen, Carlmont, senior
Michele Pilster, Capuchino, senior
Jennifer Lewis, Capuchino, junior
Alana O’Neill, Terra Nova, sophomore
Maureen Duddy, Aragon, junior
Elena Bowman, Aragon, junior
Marissa Cho, Hillsdale, junior
Gabriella Pons, Carlmont, freshman
Taylor Yzagurrie, Carlmont, sophomore
Janelle Shiozaki, Carlmont, junior
Arianna Wassmer, Capuchino, junior
Kristin Chaney, Burlingame, sophomore
Devon Murphy, Terra Nova, senior
Lyndsay Klimenko, Half Moon Bay, sophomore
Brook Ramsey, Aragon, junior
Simala Afea, Terra Nova, sophomore
Merry Grace Chambers, Burlingame, senior
Gretchen Diekman, Burlingame, junior
Lindsay Nielson, Hillsdale, junior
Danielle Giuliacci, Carlmont, freshman
Gaby Tudury, Capuchino, junior
Nicki Lunghi, Burlingame, sophomore
Jessica Lehane, Half Moon Bay, junior
Alyssa Giannini, Half Moon Bay, junior
Katelyn Warren, Mills, junior