McPherson High’s girls softball team surprisingly landed only one player on the AVCTL Division III first team, according to a vote of coaches.
Madison Hoffman was named first-team pitcher.
Bullpups making the second team were first baseman Hannah Marshall, shortstop Chelsey Kerr, utility player Stevie Stockham, pitcher-outfielder Bailea Crist (two positions) and designated player Stephanie Farney.
Hoffman was honorable mention as a third baseman and as a utility player. Also earning honorable mention were second baseman Gracy Feil and catcher Jasmine Wann.
Augusta’s Brooke Eberhart was named D-III Most Valuable Player, while Winfield’s Rhonda Tackett and Augusta’s Shane Steinkamp shared Coach of the Year honors. Steinkamp's Orioles repeated as Class 4A Division I state champions.
• FIRST TEAM •
Pitchers — Madison Hoffman, McPherson; Megan Hays, Augusta; Peyton Wheeler, Rose Hill
Catcher — Kerry Murphy, Winfield
First Base — Brooke Eberhardt, Augusta
Second Base — Shanae Strate, Rose Hill
Shortstop — Kylie Westbrooks, Augusta
Third Base — Morgan Kirk, Augusta
Outfield — Bailey Phillips, Winfield; Carley Phillips, Augusta; Kendra Baldridge, Rose Hill; Taylor Hinnenkamp, Augusta
Designated Player — Haleigh Johnson, El Dorado
Utility — Taylor Byerley, Winfield
• FINAL STANDINGS •
Winfield, 9-1 (14-7)
Augusta, 8-2 (18-4)
McPherson, 6-4 (12-10)
Rose Hill, 4-6 (9-13)
El Dorado, 2-8 (3-18)
Buhler, 1-9 (1-20)