John Curtis pitcher Peyton Pigniolo named second team CBS MaxPreps Softball All-American _lowres

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--John Curtis softball player Peyton Pigniolo is the Metro Softball Player of the Year seen here in River Ridge, La. Thursday, June 4, 2015.

Peyton Pigniolo, who just completed her senior season at John Curtis, was named to the second team on the CBS MaxPreps All-American Softball Team for Medium Sized schools.

“Being named an All-American player is such a great feeling,” Pigniolo said. “But being able to grow every single year as not just a player but a person is an even better feeling. I couldn’t ask for anything more.”

It is the latest honor for Pigniolo, who is headed to play at Southeastern Louisiana.

Pigniolo, who was Most Valuable Player on The New Orleans Advocate’s 2015 All-Metro softball team, went 21-3 in the circle for the Patriots. She was also named Player of the Year on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 3A All-State Team.

She helped Curtis win their second straight Class 3A title after going back-to-back in 2A in 2012 and 2013. She was named Most Outstanding Player after the championship game, when she allowed just two hits against Kaplan.

Pigniolo had an amazing 267 strikeouts in 158.2 innings with a 1.37 ERA. She also batted .370 batting and finished with 17 RBIs.

Pigniolo was one of just two Louisiana players to make the All-American Team.

Baily Hemphill, a junior catcher at St. Thomas More, was a first-team selection. Hemphill has already committed to Alabama.

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