Ten from softball roster earn all-league honors

May 27, 2001 11:00 pm

By GERRY STEELE

Of the Baker City Herald

Baker placed 10 players on the Greater Oregon League girls softball all-league team following a vote of league coaches last week.

Selected to the first team were infielders Beth Hull and Nicole Landstrom, and center fielder Jamey Parks. It was Parks third straight first-team selection, and the second straight for Hull and Landstrom.

Named to the second team were pitcher Megan Curtis, and Ashley Rino as an infielder and utility player.

Receiving honorable mention were pitcher Lacey Barker, outfielders Chase Shira and Katie Kuchenbecker, catcher Ashley Craig, and infielder Savannah Newman.

Hull led the Bulldogs in batting average (.506), home runs (4), RBIs (23) and hits (40).

Landstrom led Baker in runs scored with 26, and tied Hull for the team lead in hits with 40. Landstrom was second in average (.455), home runs (1) and RBIs (21).

Parks ranked in the top five in almost every Baker offensive category.

Landstrom and Hull were selected to play in the senior all-star series June 9-10. Parks was picked as an alternate.

All-Greater Oregon League Softball Team

First team

Player of the year Erica Hancock, fr, Riverside.

Coach of the year Nicole Christian, La Grande.

Pitchers Erica Hancock, fr, Riverside; Megan Caldwell, so, La Grande.

Catchers Stephanie Kirkeby, sr, La Grande; Bryanna Totten, so, Riverside.

Infielders Nicole Landstrom, sr, Baker; Beth Hull, sr, Baker; Sheree Steiner, sr, Riverside; Amanda Marcum, so, La Grande; Megan Moeller, so, Ontario; Alyson Burns, so, Riverside.

Outfielders Jamey Parks, sr, Baker; Ashley Buchanan, sr, Ontario; Meghan Henderson, so, La Grande.

Utility player Jenna Ogawa, so, Ontario.

Second team

Pitchers Megan Curtis, jr, Baker; Breanna McCoy, sr, La Grande.

Catcher Lisa Cooper, sr, Vale.

Infielders Ashley Rino, sr, Baker; Kandis Wallace, jr, La Grande; Nikki Frederickson, sr, Riverside; Whitney Wilcox, sr, Vale; Maggie Smith-Davidson, fr, Ontario.

Outfielders Sarah Newport, sr, Riverside; Lauren Burlingame, so, Mac-Hi; Andrea Arant, so, Ontario; Chelsea Long, jr, La Grande.

Utility player Ashley Rino, sr, Baker.

Honorable mention

Pitchers Rhiannon Truax, so, Mac-Hi; Lacey Barker, so, Baker; Jena Ogawa, so, Ontario.

Catchers Mandy Gassoway, jr, Mac-Hi; Ashley Craig, so, Baker.

Infielders Lacey Burlingame, sr, Mac-Hi; Stephanie Hawk, so, Ontario; Jenna Holmes, jr, Riverside; Loren Sternfeld, jr, La Grande; Savannah Newman, jr, Baker.

Outfielders Chase Shira, sr, Baker; Katie Kuchenbecker, sr, Baker; Marissa Mason, jr, Mac-Hi; Ann Marie Ely, sr, La Grande; Ashley Scheuning, jr, Mac-Hi; Sara Russell, jr, Riverside.