Five Eagles, one Warrior receive HOA all-league recognition

Four players from Canton-Galva and one from Marion have received all-league recognition from Heart of America coaches.

Two members from the 15-7 Eagles were named to the first team: Aly Bressie at pitcher and Addi Marston as an infielder.

Bressie was 14-7 for the season with 122 strikeouts and an earned-run average of 1.32. Marston batted .378 with 19 runs batted in and 21 runs scored.

Erika Smith was named to the second team as an outfielder. She batted .312 with 14 RBIs.

Brittany Leffler received honorable mention.

For Marion (6-15), Annie Whitaker received honorable mention.

Ell-Saline, a Class 2A state qualifier (22-1), led the league with nine athletes receiving recognition, including six on the first team.

2012 HOA All-League Softball

First team

Pitcher: Danielle Sprinkle, Ell-Saline; Aly Bressi, Canton-Galva.

Catcher: Sesely Omli, Ell-Saline.

Infield: Emily Work, Ell-Saline, Ashlyn Wiens, Inman; Darrianne Wikoff, Ell-Saline; Addi Marston, Canton-Galva.

Outfield: Melissa Wimer, Ell-Saline; Brittany Clancy, Ell-Saline; Kasie Garrison, Bennington.

Utility: Shylo Schafer, Moundridge.

Designated hitter: Kayla Mesh, Hutch Trinity.

Second team

Pitcher: Chelsea Grandstaff, Sedgwick; Abby Flickner, Moundridge.

Catcher: Chelsea Crowl, Sedgwick.

Infield: Taylor Albers, Ell-Saline; Olivia Giffin, Sedgwick; Amber Bird, Ell-Saline; Jennifer Kaufman, Moundridge.

Outfield: Beth Doerksen, Inman; Erika Smith, Canton-Galva; Darby Wikoff, Ell-Saline.

Utility: Kristen Knackstedt, Inman.

Designated hitter: Baylie Blouin, Mound.

Honorable mention

Tiffany Fisher, Moundridge; Sierra Jasso, Trinity; Maddi Kearns, Inman; Skylar Row?ley, Sedg.; Annie Whitaker, Marion; Brittany Leffler, Canton-Galva.

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