1. Strawberry Crest: Chargers return bulk of last year’s team, including 2013 player of the year Mia Fung, Florida Gators signee Megan Reed and pitcher Sammy Tyler.
2. Freedom: Patriots reached the Class 7A state championship last season and like Strawberry Crest, return plenty of firepower with outfielders Ashley Wilson and Rachel Carlson, pitcher Grace Street and catcher Maddy Hall.
3. Durant: Cougars return infield duo Brooke Freeman and Payton Lewis from last year’s region playoff team.
4. Chamberlain: Liz Diaz, Jenny Brownell and Lizzy Odorica headline Chiefs team bound for another postseason run.
5. Bloomingdale: Elizabeth Jackson and Lace Smith give Bulls strong chance to make playoffs
Also look out for: Alonso, East Bay, Plant, Plant City, Wharton