Archive for Thursday, July 6, 2006

All-area softball team named

July 6, 2006

The all-area girls and boys track teams and the softball and baseball teams were selected recently by the Lawrence Journal-World sports staff and were based heavily on voting by area coaches and performances throughout the season.
All area coaches had an opportunity to vote for first-team, second-team and honorable mention honors.

First team
Megan Ramsey, senior, Ottawa ¢ P
¢ Pitching record: 11-2
¢ ERA: .94
¢ Strikeouts: 150
¢ Batted .369 average
¢ Team record: 17-4

Carleigh Berry, jr., Mill Valley ¢ OF
¢ Batted team-high .603 with 50 hits and 18 stolen bases
¢ Made just one error on defense

Kelsey Epperson, sr., Eudora ¢ 3B ¢
¢ Batted team-high .473 with 35 hits, 22 runs, 16 RBIs
¢ Named second-team all-state

Lauren Himpel, fr., Tonganoxie ¢ OF
¢ Batted team-high .475 with 38 hits and 23 RBIs
¢ Led Tongie to 4A state tourney

Lezley Lawson, fr., McLouth ¢ 1B
¢ Batted .632 with 31 hits, 11 doubles and 8 RBIs
¢ Led McLouth to 3A state tourney

Lindsey Ottensmeier, jr., Oskaloosa ¢ 2B
¢ Batted .316 with 18 hits, 24 runs and 8 RBIs
¢ Had .530 on-base percentage

Kendall Patterson, fr., McLouth ¢ C
¢ Batted team-high .694 with 34 hits and 25 RBIs
¢ Led McLouth to 3A state tourney

Megan Reed, sr., Oskaloosa ¢ SS
¢ Batted team-high .460 with 29 hits and 15 RBIs
¢ Had .948 fielding percentage

Mackenzie Salzman, soph., Eudora ¢ OF
¢ Batted .406 with 28 hits, 13 doubles, 24 RBIs
¢ Named first-team all-state

Second team
Ali Brimblecom, Ottawa, senior, C; Michelle Deluna, Eudora, senior, INF; Kim Gilges, Baldwin, junior, OF; Kelly Griffin, Mill Valley, senior, INF; Lindsey Himpel, Tonganoxie, Sophomore, INF; Ali King, Oskaloosa, senior, P; Tracie Hileman, Tonganoxie, sophomore, OF;
Erin Leslie, Mill Valley, senior, INF; and Cat White, Mill Valley, senior, OF.

Honorable mention
Carlene Bolton, Mill Valley, senior; Callie Craig, Baldwin, sophomore; Rachel Cunningham, Oskaloosa, senior; Samantha Farris, McLouth, sophomore; Sarah Flaherty, Tonganoxie, sophomore; Catherine Gunther, McLouth, senior; Brynn Hamilton, Eudora, junior; Ashlee Moore, Ottawa, junior; Melissa Pratt, Tonganoxie, sophomore; Amie Riddle, Tonganoxie, junior; Bailey Scott, Eudora, freshman; Karen Spence, Eudora, senior; Jamie Voigts, Baldwin, sophomore; Morgan Watts, Ottawa, freshman; Alex Zordell, Baldwin, freshman.
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The Eudora News is owned by the World Company, which also owns the Lawrence Journal-World.

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