Posted: 12:37 pm Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Softball: Five local seniors make FACA all-star rosters 

By Jeff Greer

Five local softball standouts were named to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association all-star rosters for this weekend’s FACA Softball All-Star Classic in Ocala.

Palm Beach Gardens’ Shelby Turnier and Taylor Schwarz, Park Vista’s Alexandra Ortiz, Jensen Beach’s Carol Giuffrida and Okeechobee’s Sam Harrell will all play on the East All-Star team this weekend. The East All-Stars will play the West All-Stars at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Ocala-Forest Hill, and the North-South game will follow.

Consolation and championship games will be held Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.

Several other area players were listed as extras: Palm Beach Gardens’ Liz Spring, Park Vista’s Makenzie Garcia and Jamie Gray, Centennial’s Lauren Ashe and Jensen Beach’s Hailey Cusimano.