Two Trenton Lady Bulldogs earned first-team honors, with two more earning second-team status in the Class 2 All-State softball teams announced this week. The two pitchers that dueled in the state final, won by Bowling Green 2-1 over Trenton in 11 innings, were both named as first-team pitchers, with Trenton senior Ainsley Tolson joined by Bowling Green senior Sarah Harness. Lathrop’s stalwart senior right-hander, Brooke Huitt, was a first-team pick, as was Blair Oaks senior Makenna Kliethermes.
Trenton senior catcher Salem Croy was a first-team selection at her position, as was senior Gabi Deters of Bowling Green, the hero of the state championship game after hitting a solo home-run in the top of the 11th inning to give the Lady ‘Cats the lead against the Lady Bulldogs. Blair Oaks sophomore Ellie Kliethermes and Highland senior Carli Scifres round out the first-team catchers.
First-team infielders include two from the hard-hitting Plattsburg Lady Tigers, in seniors Kelsie Lewis and Sydney Stephens. The other infielders are Kelly senior Lilly Jones, Holden senior Bailee Bryant, Jefferson junior Abi Chipps, and Blair Oaks junior Kaitlyn Kolb.
Two members of the Holden Lady Eagles outfield makeup half of the first-team outfielders, in seniors Peyton Corrigan and Maggie Klover. Blair Oaks senior Brooke Boessen and Warsaw junior Rayni Simons are the other outfield selections. The two at-large first-teamers are Highland senior Becca Scott and Elsberry senior Tess Weakly.
Named second-team All-Stater’s from THS are senior outfielder Taylor Richman and sophomore infielder Maci Moore. Plattsburg catcher Parker Straight was a second-team selection locally, as was Penney junior infielder Gillan Gibler and Marceline junior outfielder Abbey Kussman.
Here are the rest of the Class 2 softball second-team picks:
Mac Morgan, SO, Sherwood
Paige Bedsworth, SO, Tolton Catholic
Sydney Miller, SR, Willow Springs
Makenna Moore, JR, East Carter
Emily Fair, SR, Willow Springs
Anna Willis, SO, East Carter
Jordan Garner, SR, Van-Far
Lauren Youngblood, JR, Monroe City
Aubrie McRoberts, JR, Warsaw
Grace Parrott, JR, Sherwood
Madeline Hendrix, SR, Chaffee
Naomi Crowley, JR, East Carter
Kristyn England, SR, Cuba
Jaele Barber, SR, Mid-Buchanan
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