Cassville softball players earn post-season awards

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Emily Speakman

The Cassville softball team had a strong 2012 season and the Big 8 Conference coaches took notice of the Lady Wildcats' hard work.

Raeghan Blisard earned first team All-Conference honors as an outfielder. Blisard hit .404 for the Lady Wildcats this season with two homeruns, four triples, 11 RBIs and 28 runs scored.

Emily Speakman was named to the second team All-Conference squad as a first baseman. Speakman hit .326 with five homeruns, 21 runs scored and 31 RBIs for Cassville.

Kelsey Baker was named to the second team All-Conference team as an outfielder. Baker hit .404 with 12 RBIs and 28 runs scored.

Members of the Lady Wildcat squad were also named to the All-District team. Blisard and Speakman were named to the All-District first team as an outfielder and an infielder respectively. Taylor Wolf, Madison Jamieson and Katelyn Pitts were second team All-District selections. Wolf earned the honor as pitcher, Jamieson as catcher and Pitts as an outfielder.

Blisard was the lone Lady Wildcat to make the All-Region team. She was chosen to receive second team honors.

Big 8 Conference team

First team

Pitchers: Emme Robertson, Lamar; Sydney Koch, Carl Junction; and Raeghan Ratliff, Monett.

Kelsey Baker

Catcher: Bailey Durbin, Seneca.

First base: Abby Morrow, Lamar.

Second base: Tasha Steele, Carl Junction.

Third base: Josee Krueger, Monett.

Shortstop: Mirana Heath, Seneca.

Outfield: Blisard, Cassville; Ryan O'Sullivan, Lamar; Kaylee Wolfenbagar, Seneca; Amber Vanwagner, Seneca; and Allie Krueger, Monett.

Designated player: Carly Camerer, East Newton.

Utility: Courtney Cook, Seneca; and Taylor Mathis, East Newton.

Player of the Year: Emme Robertson, Lamar.

Second team

Pitchers: Bree Cornett, Seneca; and Baylee Hilton, Aurora.

Catcher: Andrea Soriano, Monett.

First base: Emily Speakman, Cassville.

Second base: Addie Maberry, Lamar.

Third base: Bailey Skelton, Seneca.

Shortstop: Brooke Madison, Monett.

Outfield: Baylee Starmer, Lamar; and Kelsey Baker, Cassville.

Utility: Taylor Hardman, Lamar.

Honorable mention

Catcher: Cierra Hilton, Aurora.

Raeghan Blisard

First base: Kelsey Wiseman, Monett.

Second base: Abby Krueger, Monett.

Third base: Brooke McDonald, Lamar.

Shortstop: Bryce Boyd, Carl Junction

Outfield: Sydney Shoemaker, Aurora; Arista Pattyson, Carl Junction; and Ellie White, East Newton.

Class 3, District 12

All-District team

First team

Pitchers: Allie Krueger, Monett; Cornett, Seneca; and Koch, Carl Junction.

Infield: Krueger, Monett; Wiseman, Monett; Skelton, Seneca; Boyd, Carl Junction; Speakman, Cassville; Heath, Seneca; and Steele, Carl Junction.

Outfield: Ratliff, Monett; Blisard, Cassville; and Pattyson, Carl Junction.

Catcher: Durbin, Seneca; and Soriano, Monett.

Second team

Pitchers: Hilton, Aurora; and Taylor Wolf, Cassville.

Infield: Abby Krueger, Monett; Emily Brummett, East Newton; Sydni Beck, Carl Junction, Skyler Branham, Cassville; Cook, Seneca.

Outfield: Katelyn Pitts, Cassville; Shoemaker, Aurora; and Ellie White, East Newton.

Catcher: Hilton, Aurora, Michaela Horn, Carl Junction; and Madison Jamieson, Cassville.

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