Currie, Fletcher Highlight Area Selections
By Will Johnson
EAST TEXAS – The Texas Sportswriters Association (TSWA) released its annual All-State list for softball on Sunday, July 15 and as the selections showed, these girls can play a little softball behind the pine curtain.
A total of 18 players were selected for All-State honors at the Class 3A through 1A levels. There was even a player of the year and a coach of the year chosen from the immediate area.
At the Class 3A level, players from Elkhart, Frankston and Trinity were honored. Elkhart Lady Elk Allie Hays was selected for Honorable Mention All-State honors at second base.
The Frankston Maidens placed two players on the All-State list. Sydnie Ellis was selected as a Third Team All-State first baseman while teammate Trinity Boggs was selected for Honorable Mention All-State honors at catcher.
The Trinity Lady Tigers also placed a pair of teammates on the All-State list. Mallory Stout was selected as the Second Team All-State utility player and was joined by Cynthia Sizemore in the outfield. Sizemore was selected to the All State Third Team.
Moving to the Class 2A level, the Grapeland Sandiettes were represented by Cadie Belle Currie who was selected as a First Team All-State pitcher and Kiera DeCluette who was selected for Honorable Mention All-State honors at third base.
The Alto Lady Jackets placed three players on the All State teams. Abby Bernard was selected as the Second Team All-State catcher, Shay Griffin was selected as Third Team All-State in the outfield and Abbie Teutsch was selected for Honorable Mention honors as a utility player.
Centerville also placed a pair of Lady Tigers on the Honorable Mention All-State list. Kayla Wilson was selected at the pitching position and Sara Stutzman was selected at third base.
At the Class 1A level, All-State selections were dominated by the Slocum Lady Mustangs. Jalyn Fletcher was selected as Player of the Year while Coach David Ives was selected as Coach of the Year.
The Lady Mustangs placed three players on the All-State First Team. Fletcher was selected at the pitching position, Kara Cumby was selected as the All-State first baseman and Laney Lasiter was selected in the outfield. On the All-State Honorable Mention team were: Briley Evers at catcher; Courtney January at second base; Taylor Clark at third base; and Jessi Ives at shortstop.
Congratulations to all of these young ladies on their selection for this prestigious honor.
Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.