From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun
Hubbard’s Kate Saucke had another one of those impossible, memorable years that kids and coaches dream about, and it was little surprise that she was named the District 11-1A MVP when the all-district team was chosen.
She’s only a junior.
Saucke, who was a star as a sophomore, will be back next year at Hubbard, where she was the top third basemen in the district and the league’s best overall player. She was solid at third and batted .558 to lead the Lady Jags to a 24-7-1 record and to the Region II-1A finals. Saucke hit a pair of homers and drove in 46 runs. She also scored 43 runs, stole eight bases and hit a dozen doubles and three triples.
Hubbard’s Olivia Curtis, a junior pitcher and second baseman who hit .441 and went 11-3-1 with a 1.60 ERA, was named the district’s utility player of the year and Hubbard’s Amy Anz was the district’s catcher of the year. Anz had a .505 slugging percentage and drove in 36 runs.
Hubbard landed four players on the first-team. Dallas Fletcher, a senior shortstop who hit .413 while belting six homers and driving in 34 runs, and Jessica Williams, a senior first baseman who had a .786 slugging percentage and a .480 batting average, were both named all-district infielders. Nakaila Banks was named to the first-team outfield. Banks, a junior, hit .392 with three homers and scored 35 runs. Hubbard’s Sadie Simmons was named to the first-team as a pitcher. Simmons, a sophomore who pitched and played second base, went 9-2 with a 2.30 ERA while batting .333.
Wortham’s Allison Nix, a freshman who hit .674, was named the district’s newcomer of the year, and Wortham’s Sarah Sessions, a junior third baseman who hit .422, was named one of two first-team designated hitters. Dawson’s Demi Dotson, a junior third baseman who hit .459 and stole 28 bases, was named to the first-team infield, and Dawson’s Jalyn Miller, a sophomore who batted .295, was named to the first-team outfield.
District 11-1A All-District Softball Team
MVP — Kate Saucke, Jr., Hubbard
Offensive MVP — Kaymee Gooden, Sr., Mart
Defensive MVP — CyAndria Newton, So., Bosqueville
Pitcher — Chole Brignac, So., Mart and Lizzie Donaldson, Fr., Bosqueville
Newcomer of the Year — Allison Nix, Fr., Wortham
Utility — Olivia Curtis, Jr., Hubbard
Catcher —Amy Anz, Jr., Hubbard
Katelyn Veteto, Jr., Bosqueville
Blake McCulloch, Jr., Avalon
Kailey Leighty, So., Bosqueville
Sadie Simmons, So., Hubbard
Demi Dotson, Jr., Dawson
Jessica Williams, Sr., Hubbard
Dallas Fletcher, Sr. , Hubbard
Alex Turner, So., Axtell
Kaitelyn Smith, Fr., Mart
Kay Light, Sr., Bosqueville
Nakaila Banks, Jr., Hubbard
Kassidi Franklin, So., Mart
Aaliyah Lewis, Fr. , Bosqueville
Jalyn Miller, So., Dawson
Hailey Anderson. Fr., Bosqueville
Sarah Sessions, Jr., Wortham
Stormi Matthews, Jr., Dawson
Cheyenne Goodnight, Sr., Mart
Hannah Greer, Sr., Dawson
Ashlyn Engledow, So., Axtell
Angel Pina, So., Axtell
Amber Robinson, Jr., Mart
Kendie Rhoads, Fr., Wortham
Clara Williams, Sr. ,Bosqueville
Makala Bounds, Fr., Bosqueville
Jessilyn Armstrong, Sr., Axtell
Katlin Brown, Sr., Hubbard
Kari Carroll, Fr., Mart
Alyssa Ramirez, So., Axtell
Megan Walter, Jr.
Hailey Davidson, Jr.
Elisha Libhart, So.
Brooke Saulsbury, Fr.
Gabby Miller, So.
Larrissa Rivera, Jr.