Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

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June 10, 2014

GC Softball: 4 GC players named to TGCA All-State team

Hubbard's Saucke and Curtis, and Frost's Moore and Schwartz earn all-state honors

Corsicana — Four softball players from the Golden Circle were named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association's 2014 All-State softball team that was announced Tuesday.

Hubbard's Kate Saucke and Olivia Curtis, and Frost's Jae Moore and Hillaree Schwartz all earned all-State honors on the Class 1A team.

Saucke, a senior third baseman, and Curtis, a senior pitcher, helped lead Hubbard to the Class 1A state tournament in Austin. They they were named co-winners of the Daily Sun's Golden Circle Krista Armstrong Player of the Year award.

Saucke, who was the co-MVP in District 11-1A, hit .580 with a dozen doubles, six triples and a homer, and drove in 44 runs. Curtis, who was the 11-1A Defensive Player of the Year, hit .442 with eight doubles and 20 RBI's and was Hubbard's ace, going 24-4-1 with a 1.33 ERA.

Moore was the Golden Circle Pitcher of the Year, and Schwartz was the Golden Circle co-Defensive Player of the Year. Moore and Schwartz are both sophomores and they led Frost to the District 12-1A title and the best season in Frost history.

They were name CO-MVPs of the district and led Frost to the Region II-1A quarterfinals, where the Lady Polar Bears lost a close game to Hubbard, the eventual region champion.

Moore went 16-2 with an 0.30 ERA on the mound, where she allowed only four earned runs all year. She held opponents to a .117 batting average and struck out 135 in 94 innings. She also batted .5-8 with six doubles and 22 RBIs.

Schwartz had a remarkable year behind the plate and made the all-state team as a catcher. She hit .534 with an .879 slugging percentage and drove in 31 runs. She had five doubles, six triples and a homer.

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