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June 3, 2014

GC Softball: Hubbard's Saucke named TGCA All-Stars

Corsicana — Hubbard third baseman Kate Saucke has been chosen to play in the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star Softball Game, which will be played on July 11 at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The TGCA selects 28 All-Stars from conferences 1-2-3A and 28 All-Stars from conference 4-5A.

There were only four players selected from Class 1A, but Saucke was an easy choice to make the All-Star list.

She batted .580 with 12 doubles, six triples and a home run, and drove in 44 runs for the Lady Jaguars, where she has been a leader for four years.

She helped lead the charge in  Hubbard’s playoff run that landed Hubbard in the Class 1A state tournament in Austin.

Saucke was spectacular at third base, where she not only made highlight play after highlight play, but did not commit an error all season.

“It’s really cool to make this team,’’ Saucke said. “I know a lot of kids on this team. I’ll get to play a game with some of my friends.’’

Saucke is the No. 1 student in her class at Hubbard and graduates with a 4.2 GPA.

She turned down scholarship offers and will attend Texas A&M, where she will major in biological medical engineering.

This could be her final softball game, which spans a career that started in Select Softball when she was only 9 years old.

Her father, Hubbard Coach Mike Saucke, will be an assistant coach in the game.

Mike Saucke is closing in on 500 career wins and just completed his eighth season at Hubbard, where he led the Lady Jags to their first appearance in the Class 1A state tournament.

The athletes are selected by the TGCA Softball Committee, which is composed of softball member coaches of the association, at their annual meeting.  Selections are made from nominations submitted by member coaches.  Athletes must be seniors to be selected.

 

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