|Courtesy of the Auburn Citizen|
Ellie Chan keeps on stockpiling great young pitchers; this time it's Ali VanGiesen, a strikeout pitcher who also can hit. Ali pitches for Auburn High School, where in 2012 she compiled a 16-3 record, to go along with a 1.26 ERA. For her career, Ali has struck out 436 batters; last season she hit double digit Ks in nine games, including a 16 strikeout performance. But Ali is also a great at the plate, hitting .600 last season. She's a good runner too, stealing 14 bases in 2012. She plays her travel ball with the Battery Lightning Gold.