We are about halfway through the first half of the baseball/softball season and we are starting to get a better understanding of area powers. St. Joe's Softball looks much improved over last year's squad, can they keep improving? Santa Maria Baseball is coming off of one of the most impressive seasons in the school's history, winning a CIF-Title last spring, but they struggled to start the season. Can the Saints turn it around and make another deep postseason run? We will publish our picks for the girls All-Area MVP, but first we talk a little about how we made our choices.