Here are the nominees for the Pasco County softball preseason hitter of the year. Voting lasts until 9 a.m. Saturday.
OF Brianna Baer, Sr., Wiregrass Ranch: Batted .412 last season with four home runs and 29 RBIs.
INF Sydney Fowler, Sr., Mitchell: Finished last season with a .423 average and had 22 RBIs and 11 doubles for the state semifinalist Mustangs.
UTIL Kylee Johnson, Jr., Wiregrass Ranch: Hit .449 last season with six home runs and 33 RBIs.
C/3B Sophie Johnson, Jr., River Ridge: Ended up hitting .358 last season with six home runs and 33 RBIs.
UTIL Kinnah Kreidler, Jr., Mitchell: Hit .400 last season with five home runs and 25 RBIs for the state semifinalist Mustangs.
SS Nehanda Lewis, Sr., Land O’ Lakes: Finished last season with a .477 average and had 40 RBIs and 20 stolen bases for the state finalist Gators.
3B/DH Kadence Means, Sr., Wesley Chapel: Ended up hitting .412 last season with six home runs and 29 RBIs.
C/2B Emma Nixon, Sr., Land O’ Lakes: Hit .295 with 34 RBIs and eight doubles for the defending state finalist Gators last season.
3B Mandy Schwartz, Sr., Cypress Creek: Finished last season with a .510 average to go along with 11 home runs and 29 RBIs.