Crusaders' Williams lands on 2A all-state first-team

Brianna Williams already has a District 4 softball player-of-the-year award under her belt. On Wednesday, the St. Mary's High pitcher added one more accolade to her resume.

Williams was named to the Class 2A/1A all-state first team after leading the Crusaders to a District 4 championship and state-playoff berth.

The junior hurler went 17-5 on the hill to go with a 1.50 ERA.

"I wasn't expecting her to make the first team, but I definitely wasn't surprised when I heard she did make it," said St. Mary's coach Katie Miller. "She was one of the most dominant pitchers in 2A, but we didn't go very far at state. Not many people got a chance to see what she could do."

Williams struck out 198 of the 568 batters she faced, said Miller.

"Bri had a variety of pitches that she would use against a batter," said the coach. "She would basically go with whatever pitch was working for that batter. She is a very smart pitcher."

Rogue River senior outfielder Kaitlin Hoffman was a first-team all-state selection at the 4A level, which was also announced Wednesday.

Hoffman led the Skyline Conference runner-up Chieftains with a .439 batting average and 17 RBIs.

North Valley sophomore catcher Rachel Conard was a second-team pick, while Rogue River's Karly Lusk (senior pitcher), North Valley's Kristen Allison (senior infielder) and Sarah Conard (senior outfielder) and Hidden Valley's Destinee Hernandez (junior infielder) made the third team.

Casie Hinkle, a senior pitcher, made honorable mention for the Knights, while senior infielders Serena Lee and Jesse Vegos and junior utility player Jordan Reyes were honorable mention picks for the Chieftains.

Sophomore pitcher Kayla Auer of Central was named player of the year and Central's Amber McLean was named coach of the year for the 4A state champions.

Elgin freshman pitcher Tara Ludwig was named the 2A/1A player of the year after leading her team to the state crown. Dick Griffin, also of Elgin, was selected coach of the year.

Class 4A All-State


PITCHER — Kayla Auer, Central, So.; Makenzie Marchbanks, Sweet Home, Sr.; Chelsea Schriber, Tillamook, So.

CATCHER — Tamara Feb, Gladstone, So.; Shaila Rivers, Yamhill-Carlton, Jr.

INFIELD — Jessie Jones, Gladstone, Sr.; Bree Larson, Yamhill-Carlton, Sr.; Cheyanna Ohlrich, North Bend, Sr.; Cassie Bishop, Douglas, Sr.; Kayla Braud, Marist, So.

OUTFIELD — Sarah Ritacco, Central, So.; Jessie McCall, La Grande, Sr.; Erica Parker, South Umpqua, Jr.; Kaitlin Hoffman, Rogue River, Sr.

UTILITY — Erin Labasan, Taft, Sr.

Player of the Year — Kayla Auer, Central.

Coach of the Year — Amber McLean, Central.


PITCHER — Elayna Van Hess, Cascade, Jr.; Amber Knight, McLoughlin, Jr.; Kaila Johnson, South Umpqua, Sr.

CATCHER — Natasha Krupsky, Scappoose, Sr.; Rachel Conard, North Valley, So.

INFIELD — Rylee Peterson, Newport, Jr.; Amanda McLean, Central, So.; Megan Karp, Scappoose, Jr.; Amanda Kruger, Scappoose, So.; Katie Bumgarner, South Umpqua, Jr.

OUTFIELD — Sarah McGregor, Estacada, Sr.; Megan Kessler, McLoughlin, Sr.; Megan DeBlois, Newport, Jr.; Amanda Harris, Douglas, Jr.

UTILITY — Kim Brown, McLoughlin, Jr.


PITCHER — Kendra Guest, Molalla, Sr.; Karly Lusk, Rogue River, Sr.; Christina Garrett, Marist, Sr.

CATCHER — Michelle Sconce, Elmira, Jr.; Kelsey Vogel, Tillamook, Sr.

INFIELD — Destinee Hernandez, Hidden Valley, Jr.; Kristen Allison, North Valley, Sr.; Sierra Patzke, Henley, Jr.; Triana Crane, South Umpqua, Jr.; Katherine Jones, McLoughlin, Jr.

OUTFIELD — Kasaundra Ramirez, Central, Jr.; Hayley Casto, North Marion, So.; Jessica Valencia, Tillamook, Jr.; Alexis Findley, Yamhill-Carlton, Fr.; Sarah Conard, North Valley, Sr.

UTILITY — Kati Quimby, Douglas, Sr.


PITCHER — Ashley Braden, Yamhill-Carlton, So.; Jessi Dreissen, Henley, Jr.; Katy King, Douglas, Jr.; Casie Hinkle, North Valley, Sr.

CATCHER — Kayla Reay, Marist, Jr.; Jordan Barnett, Ontario, So.; Sara Brocard, Sweet Home, Sr.

INFIELD — Emily Burrell, Astoria, Sr.; Carly Duran, Central, Jr.; Ashley Lokey, Elmira, Sr.; Corissa Santos, Gladstone, Jr.; Bailey Foxworthy, Gladstone, Fr.; Traci Garner, Junction City, Sr.; Kelsie Didion, McLoughlin, Jr.; Sarah Wharton, Ontario, Sr.; Kourtney Hannaway, Philomath, Jr.; Katie Smith, Scappoose, Jr.; Brittany Bice, South Umpqua, Jr.; Michelle Cliver, Sweet Home, Sr.; Serena Lee, Rogue River, Sr.; Jesse Vegos, Rogue River, Sr.

OUTFIELD — Anna Beebe, Elmira, Sr.; Francine Hussey, Ontario, Fr.; Catherine Tardif, Scappoose, Sr.; Kaeli Keuhnel, Yamhill-Carlton, Jr.; Paige Niemi, Sweet Home, So.; Amanda Hutchings, Sutherlin, So.

UTILITY — Emily Gooch, Stayton, Sr.; Allison Yano, Ontario, Fr.; Jordan Reyes, Rogue River, Jr.; Nikki DeVorss, Yamhill-Carlton, Sr.

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