State’s best reflects local talent

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Purdy senior Hallie Henderson was one of a trio of Lady Eagles softball players to earn a spot on the spring All-State softball team. Jared Lankford/sports@cassville-democrat.com

Missouri All-State softball list contains familiar names

The most anticipated award that can be presented to any athlete is being named to the All-State list.

Athletes, in order to qualify, must be voted First Team in the All-District and All-Region voting in order just to be considered for All-State.

With the season play ended and the votes now tallied, five area players, three from Purdy and two from Pierce City were found worthy enough to be included on the 2018 softball season.

From Purdy, Hallie Henderson, pitcher, and Casey Ellison, catcher, gathered First Team awards. Zoe Brown secured a Second Team inclusion.

For Pierce City, Ali Raley, utility, was a First Team addition and Ragan Blinzler, pitcher, found a home on the All-State Second Team.

The complete All-State list is as follows:

First Team

Pitchers

Kaileigh Dirden, Scott City

Delanie Freeze, Liberal

Hallie Henderson, Purdy

Zoey Mullings, Strafford

Kimmy Wallen, Park Hills Central

Catchers

Reagan Dumm, Jasper

Casey Ellison, Purdy

Lana Reed, Malden

Infielders

Karissa Belfield, Park Hills Central

Brooke Conner, Sweet Springs

Alane Cordray, Mt. Vernon

Kaylee Daniels, Liberal

Hayley Frank, Strafford

Halle Gooch, Clearwater

Kaylee Payne, Oran

Outfielders

Terra Bowman, Jasper

Jaci Coleman, Liberal

Presley Floyd, Strafford

Tommi Gardner, Mtn. Grove

Caitlyn Holmes, Park Hills Central

Utility

Alissa Collette, Strafford

Ali Raley, Pierce City

Second Team

Pitchers

Alyson Marcum, Bernie

Rachel Rowold, Clearwater

Ragan Blinzler, Pierce City

Emma Schouten, La Monte

Casey Stout, Kingsville

Catchers

Kayley Frank, Strafford

Sydney Vaught, Sweet Springs

Infielders

Jessica Hulsey, Park Hills Central

Alexis Campbell, Malden

Zoe Brown, Purdy

Mallory Gazaway, Liberal

Harlly Gray, Stockton

Kaycee Thompson, Adrian

Maycee Cunningham, Adrian

Outfielders

Kerston Furry, Park Hills Central

Whitnee Duncan, Kennett

Lyndsey Hood, Mt. Vernon

Sarah Duncan, Kingsville

Rakaylah Holt, Cole Camp

Utility

Addison Snider, Sweet Springs

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