Scroggins, Smith named to all-state second teams

Phoenix's Kourtney Scroggins and Rogue River's Sabrina Smith were honored among the state's elite Wednesday as second-team all-state softball selections in their respective classes.

Scroggins, a junior second baseman, was named to the Class 4A team and the senior utility player Smith was recognized at the 3A level.

Scroggins was the Pirates' offensive leader in batting average (.514), RBIs (18) and runs (18).

"She had an incredible league season," said Phoenix softball coach Brent Barry. "Every time I looked up, it seemed like, she was on base. I was pretty proud of her the way she ended the season."

The versatile Smith began the season in center field before transitioning to catcher. She paced the Chieftains with a .531 batting average and collected 21 RBIs.

Also recognized for Rogue River was Dakota Coldsmith. The sophomore outfielder was named to the Class 3A's third team after hitting .382 with eight RBIs.

Though her season was plagued by injuries, the Pirates' Carlee Storey was an honorable mention choice on the 4A team.

The senior shortstop batted .368, scored 19 runs and finished with team-best 10 stolen bases. All of this despite missing time and playing through much of the season with two fractured fingers on her glove hand and a severe ankle sprain, which she suffered late in the season.

"Carlee, she was definitely the heart and soul of our team," said Barry.

"She didn't have an error all through that," added the coach. "I think the other girls saw that and saw how she likes to compete. If we don't have her in a playoff game, we don't compete as well as we did."

The Pirates fell in their playoff opener to Gladstone after finishing 17-10 on the season with an 8-4 conference record.

Also in the Skyline Conference, North Valley senior catcher Rachel Conard earned a first-team selection after leading the Knights with a .750 batting average in league play. She also had six home runs, 21 hits and was walked 19 times. Defensively, Conard threw out 4-of-5 runners attempting to steal from her catcher position.

Conard also posted a 6-3 conference record inside the circle to go with 51 strikeouts in 48 innings and a 2.92 ERA.

Reach reporter Warren Blenkush at 776-4499, or e-mail

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