Connell's Thompson named Class 1A state softball tourney MVP

June 28, 2012 

Connell’s Ashley Thompson was named the Class 1A state softball tournament MVP after her pitching and hitting helped the Eagles repeat as state champions.

In a vote of coaches after last month's Class 1A state tournament at Richland’s Columbia Playfield, Thompson received 230 points, 38 more than runner-up Jolene Rogers of Colville.

Rogers was in the circle for the Indians’ 4-3, nine-inning loss to Connell in the May 26 championship game.

Also making the first team for Connell were catcher Shanika Sawyer and third baseman Savannah Egbert.

First baseman Michelle Schultz and shortstop Hope Sawyer, who lifted Connell in the final with her two-run double, were named to the second team.

River View pitcher Haley Hess was one of 19 players to receive honorable mention.

First team

Ashley Thompson, Connell, MVP; Jolene Rogers, Colville; Shanika Sawyer, Connell; Vanessa Ahrendt, Lakeside-Nine Mile Falls; Sarah Barnes, Onalaska; Taylor Kellum, Colville; Nikki Tiffany, Lakeside-Nine Mile Falls; Jammie Madonna, Colville; Savannah Egbert, Connell; Tasji Urhausen, Colville; Samantha Robillard, Zillah.

Second team

Autumn Durand, Onalaska; Tyler Schreckengost, Okanogan; Michelle Schultz, Connell; Ali Schauer, Cascade-Leavenworth; Hope Sawyer, Connell; Miranda Brittos, Lakeside-Nine Mile Falls; Taliyah Riddick-Waters, Cascade-Leavenworth; Tierney Uhlenkott, Castle Rock; Miranda Meredith, Castle Rock; Megan Choate, Montesano.

Honorable mention

Cassie Cote, Colville; McKinna Larson, Nooksack Valley; Regan Smith, Castle Rock; Alexis Salcedo, Zillah; Katelyn Gwinn, Hoquiam; Kelsey Chiles, Okanogan; Maddi Klingberg, Castle Rock; McCayla Hoffman, Cedar Park Christian; Nicole Seidl, Castle Rock; Leanna Carr, Colville; Laura Hester, Cascade-Leavenworth; Hollie Wood, Orting; Maddi Seidl, Castle Rock; Kelli Terpsma, Meridian; Erika Heystek, Lynden Christian; Haley Hess, River View; McKenna Cabbage, Colville; Whitney Winters, Zillah; Kassidy Ruggles, Zillah.

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