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Lady Indians lead all-league softball team selections
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The Mid-Central Activities Association only had three high school softball teams in the league.
As such, there is only one all-league team.
Larned, which took third place at the Class 3A softball tournament in Manhattan, had six players selected.
The Lady Indians are represented by two outfielders, Brittanie Miller and Katie Seaman, three infielders, Raven Roth, Kaileigh Dietrich and Summer Snyder, Brittney Perez as a pitcher and a utility player.
“Perez finished the season at 8-3 and did well at state pitching,” Larned head coach Carl Miller said. “During the season at Scott City, somebody clocked her throwing at 63 mph. So she was throwing very well.
“Summer Snyder caught well for us at state. Against Osage City, the game we lost, Summer caught a foul ball with her hand. It swelled up, but she stayed in the game. Her next at bat she fouled a ball off of her leg and she just walked it off.”
Larned will be losing five seniors to graduation.
“We’ve got some holes to fill,” Carl Miller said. “The year before, we lost six seniors. We need someone to step up in pitching.
“We’ve had solid defense from our seniors, too. We need some younger kids to step up. We’ll find them.”
Carl Miller said that of his seniors, only Dietrich is planning on playing softball next year. She signed to play for Barton.
Brittanie Miller plans to play for Barton as well, only as a basketball player.
Hoisington boasts four selections.
Senior Rebecca Oberle was selected as a utility player.
Lady Cardinals catcher Haley Acker, second baseman Becca Harmon and shortstop Mykela Riedl made the team as infielders.
“Riedl started at shortstop for us as a freshman,” Hoisington head coach Lee Van Scyoc said. “Acker came back from rotator cuff surgery last year. She’s returned pretty much to form from before her surgery.”
Van Scyoc said that it was the four girls’ defensive prowess that got them selected.
“All of those kids batted in the .350s,” Van Scyoc said. “Oberle actually was near .500. I would say across the board they had very few errors. They each were great on defense.
“Offensively, .300’s is sort of average, but they were very good defensively.”
Ellinwood had three seniors selected to the league team, first baseman Addie Billinger, shortstop Brittany Pflughoeft and pitcher Yasnaya Susoeff.

(Selections were made in a vote by the league’s coaches)

Brittanie Miller, Sr., CF
Raven Roth, Sr., 1B
Kaileigh Dietrich, Sr., SS
Katie Seaman, Jr., LF
Summer Snyder, Jr., C
Brittney Perez, Sr., P/Utility

Haley Acker, Jr., C
Becca Harmon, Jr., 2B
Mykela Riedl, Soph., SS
Rebecca Oberle, Sr., Utility

Addie Billinger, Sr., 1B
Yasnaya Susoeff, Sr., P
Brittany Pflughoeft, Sr., SS

Monarchs take eight All-MCAA baseball selections
Thomas More Prep-Marian cleaned up in Mid-Central Activities Association high school baseball all-league team.
The high school from Hays, which finished as the Class 3A state runner up in the baseball tournament in Manhattan, had eight selections.
Hoisington claimed four players on the All-MCAA team.
The Cardinals are represented by senior Ryan Bieberle, who made the list as an outfielder and a pitcher for Hoisington.
Taylor Stumma, a senior, was selected as a first baseman.
Bryce Steiner, a junior catcher, made the list, and junior Dylan Bell was selected as a designated hitter.
Larned had one player selected to the all-conference team, freshman utility player Easton Palmer.

(Selections were made in a vote by the league’s coaches

Nathan Zimmerman, Sr., P/OF
Krayton Werth, Sr., P
Taylor Pfeifer, Jr., C
Dylan Schumacher, Jr., 2B
Nick Hammeke, Jr., SS
Shane Zimmerman, Soph., 3B
Jacob Fouts, Jr., OF
Colby Schippers, Jr., OF
Ryan Bieberle, Sr., OF/P
Bryce Steiner, Jr., C
Dylan Bell, Jr., DH
Taylor Stumma, Sr., 1B
Easton Palmer, Fresh., Utility