Several Pine players make 1st-team all-district

Published 12:29 am Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Five Pine softball players were named to the top all-district team for the 9-2A league.
Pitcher Alyssa Phelps, infielders Savannah Kennedy and Cassidy Ashe, outfielder Makia Clark and Caitlyn Polk were named first-team all-district players.
Phelps posted a 4-2 record this season with five strikeouts per game in district play. She also hit .332 with five RBIs.
Kennedy tallied a .320 batting average in district with six RBIs.
Ashe put up a .433 average in league play with two homers and she drove in five runs.
Clark posted a .444 batting average with a pair of homers and eight RBIs during district competition.
Polk put up a .333 average with four RBIs in league play this season.
Five additional Lady Raiders were second teamers.
Catcher Elizabeth Barber, infielders Sydney Thomas and Morgan Grace and outfielders Kiyasha Clark and Kelsey Jenkins are all second-team players.
Barber hit .368 in league play with three runs batted in.
Thomas had a .308 average with three RBIs.
Grace recorded a .368 average in league play with four runs driven in.
Clark posted a .252 batting average with a home run and six runs batted in.
Jenkins was a fielder and she made no errors this season.
Pine made it to the bi-district round of the playoffs, as the 29th-seeded team, but lost to fourth-seeded Mangham was the state runner-up. They reached the title game before coming up short to Doyle, 3-2.
Northlake Christian School infielder KeraGrace Watts is the District 9-2A Most Valuable Player and her coach Leslie Watts is the league’s Coach of the Year.
Watts is joined on the first team by teammates pitcher Brooke Narretto, catcher Alex King-Richard, infielder Clea Davis and outfielder Adrianna Williams.
Northlake Christian School was the eighth-seeded team and reached the quarterfinal round of the Division III playoffs, but lost to semifinalist and top-seeded Calvary Baptist, 7-3.
Pope John Paul II’s first-team players are catcher Madalyn Gonlag, infielder Shelby Weyland, outfielder Chloe Molero and utility players Brielle Caire and Chase Clavier.
Pope John Paul II was the 13th-seeded team in Division III, but lost to fourth-seeded and state runner up Holy Savior Menard, 10-0, in the opening round of the postseason. Holy Savior Menard suffered a 7-4 loss to second-seeded Notre Dame in the state championship game.
On the second team, the pitchers are Independence pitchers Raniya Austin and Laken Laurent.
Also at catcher is Pope John Paul II’s Jessica Feraci.
The rest of the infielders are Northlake Christian School teammates Ragan Narretto and Kaylyn Addison, Pope John Paul II’s Avery Natal and Independence teammates Breanna Taylor and Christian Short.
Besides Clark and Jenkins, the rest of the outfielders Northlake Christian School’s Corrin Hebert and Pope John Paul II’s Olivia Johnson.
The second-team utility player is Northlake Christian School’s Gabie Dufrene.