Archive for Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Softball players garner All-State honors

July 7, 2010

The Shawnee Mission North softball team closed out the 2010 campaign with a 19-6 record and a third-place finish at the Class 6A state tournament.

Now, the Kansas Softball Coaches Association has honored a pair of Indians for their individual performance during their team’s stellar season.

Sisters Mary Pat Specht, a senior, and Barbara Specht, a sophomore, earned spots on the Class 6A All-State second team. Barbara Specht was honored as an outfielder while Mary Pat Specht was selected for her pitching.

Meanwhile, Mill Valley (16-5) returned from the Class 5A state tournament without a trophy but the Jaguars did have one player lauded as an All-State performer. Freshman second baseman Kelli Spring was named to the 5A second team.

St. James Academy posted its best season in school history by going 15-5 this season and reaching the Class 4A regional semifinals before falling to De Soto. The Thunder made more history as sophomore Kristin Lock became the program’s first player to garner All-State recognition. She was named to the 4A first team.

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