Five Trojan softball players recognized by CKL coaches

Five members of the Hillsboro’s 12-11 softball team received all-league recognition from the coaches of the Central Kansas League.

Heading the list for Hills­boro are seniors Taylor Hel­mer and Sarah Jost. Helmer was named to the all-league first team as a pitcher while Jost was a first-team choice in the outfield.

Helmer batted .317 (20-for-63) with six doubles and 21 RBIs. Jost batted .431 (31-for-72) with 19 RBIs.

Also named to the first team was freshman Dani Klein as a utility player. In her first season, Klein hit .423 (33-for-78), including eight doubles two home runs, 20 RBIs. She led the team in runs scored with 25.

Sophomore Ava Weisbeck was a second-team pick for the outfield. She batted .375 (27-72) with three triples and 27 RBIs.

Senior Sam Moss received honorable mention at catcher. She batted .360 (27-for-75) with 20 RBIs.

2018 CKL All-League Softball

First team

Pitcher: Maguire Estill, fr., Haven; Carlie Kelley, so., Kingman; Taylor Helmer, sr., Hillsboro; Kami Theis, fr., Pratt.

Catcher: Jacque Hulse, sr., Smoky Valley.

First base: Aurora Ingram, sr., Hoisington; Lynzi Myrick, so., Larned.

Second base: Jenna Urban, so., Hoisington.

Shortstop: Emmiley Hendrixson, sr., Haven.

Third base: Briana Cruz, jr., Pratt (unanimous).

Outfield: Sydney Bangert, sr., Kingman; Kylie Hefling, so., Haven; Sierra Nisly, jr., Haven; Sarah Jost, sr., Hillsboro; Payton Woody, fr., Pratt.

Designated hitter: Breanna Bosley, sr., Pratt.

Utility: Dani Klein, fr., Hillsboro.

Second team

Pitcher: Logan Griffitt, jr., Lyons; Mattie Glover, sr., Larned; Taylor Boxberger, so., Hoisington; Brooke Brawner, fr., Haven.

Catcher: Bailey Taylor, jr., King­man.

First base: None.

Shortstop: Kira Haxton, jr., Smoky Valley.

Third base: Hayley Belt, jr., King­man.

Outfield: Jenna Fincham, jr. Pratt; Jordan Otto, sr., Smoky Valley; Starr Barrett, jr., Halstead; Ava Weisbeck, so., Hillsboro; Macey Maloney, jr., King­man.

Designated hitter: Brooke Steiner, so., Hoisington.

Utility: Kaela Wade, sr., Hesston.

Honorable mention

Pitcher: Brakelle Bullock, sr., Nick­erson; McKenzie Baird, sr., Pratt; Lindsey Gerlach, jr., Smoky Valley; Kailey Jo Ince, sr., Hesston; Alexa Smith, jr., Kingman; Bailey Bacher, jr., Hoisington.

Catcher: Kaylie Kincaid, so., Haven; Trinity Dolezai, so., Haven; Alaina Dunlavy, sr., Hesston; Sam Moss, sr., Hillsboro.

First base: Brianna Garrison, jr., Kingman; Alexis Villanueva, sr., Lyons; Allisan McGowan, jr., Pratt.

Second base: Lana Clark, jr., Smoky Valley.

Shortstop: Bailey Hollinger, sr., Lyons; Madalynn Wilson, jr., Pratt.

Third base: None.

Outfield: Brakelle Bullock, sr., Nick­erson; McKenzie Baird, sr., Pratt; Lindsey Gerlach, jr., Smoky Valley; Kailey Jo Ince, sr., Hesston; Alexa Smith, jr., Kingman; Bailey Bacher, jr., Hoisington.

Utility: Kaylie Bontrager, sr., Haven; Skylar Edison, jr., Nickerson; Brittley Day, fr., Halstead; Baylea Perez, jr., Larned.

Designated hitter: Bailey Good­man, so., Halstead; Taylor Bredfeldt, sr., Haven; Brylee Engelland, jr., Nicker­son.

Central Kansas League

(Final) *League Overall

W L W L

Haven** – – 23 2

Kingman** – – 17 4

Pratt – – 14 8

Lyons – – 13 9

Smoky Valley** – – 13 10

Hillsboro – – 12 11

Larned – – 11 11

Hoisington – – 10 11

Hesston – – 6 14

Halstead – – 3 18

Nickerson – – 0 21

*Not available **Qualified for state

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