High School softball

High school softball: Centre County puts 9 on All-State teams, led by 5 from Philipsburg-Osceola

From CDT staff reportsJuly 6, 2014 

After advancing to the PIAA semifinals, the Philipsburg-Osceola softball team collected its share of spots on Pennsylvania’s All-State team.

The Lady Mounties had five representatives on the Class AA All-State list as voted by the media, including first-team picks Kenzie Burge and Maggie Peck.

Earning second-team spots were Haley Frank and Abby Showers, while Haylee Hayward was an honorable-mention selection.

Also grabbling first-team All-State status was Bellefonte’s Liz Linn in Class AAA, while teammates Tara Baney and Vanessa Cooper were second-team picks and Penns Valley’s Ashley Struble was a Class AA honorable mention selection.

Burge, a junior first baseman, had a .573 batting average with 47 hits, 21 RBIs, 15 doubles and scored 32 runs. She was a second-team selection last season and honorable mention in 2012. She also had a .756 slugging percentage and .628 on-base percentage.

Peck, a freshman second baseman, batted .333 with 26 hits, seven doubles, a triple, two home runs and 32 RBIs while scoring 19 runs. She had an on-base percentage of .426 and a .526 slugging percentage.

Frank batted .583 as a senior catcher for the Lady Mounties with a .636 on-base percentage. She had 28 hits, nine of them doubles with two triples, knocking in 12 runs and scoring 24.

Showers, a junior shortstop, is making her second straight appearance on the second team after grabbing honorable-mention honors as a freshman. She hit .353 this season with a .416 on-base percentage and .515 slugging percentage, collecting 24 hits with eight doubles and a home run, 24 RBIs and 26 runs scored.

Hayward hit .462 this season with a .509 on-base percentage and .846 slugging average, collecting eight doubles, three triples and two homers among her 24 hits, knocking in 15 runs and scoring 26 as a sophomore third baseman.

Struble hit .553 for the Lady Rams with a .644 on-base average, racking up seven doubles, two triples and six home runs among her 26 hits, scoring 15 runs and knocking in 16.

Linn paced Centre County’s representatives in the Class AAA list as a first-teamer, hitting .431 with a .500 on-base percentage, collecting four doubles among her 22 hits, scoring 16 runs and knocking in eight. The junior outfielder helped the Lady Red Raiders to the District 6 title and a trip to the PIAA tournament.

Cooper repeated as a second-team choice with her .455 batting average and .613 on-base percentage. The senior catcher bound for Massachusetts-Lowell had 20 hits with eight doubles, a triple and two homers, scoring 21 runs and knocking in 13.

Baney hit .442 for the Lady Raiders as a freshman while collecting a .651 slugging percentage and .510 on-base percentage. She had 19 hits with three doubles and three triples, knocked in 20 runs and scored 13.

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