Player of the Week Taylor Rivera Former Austin Stars Player
Three McLennan Community College softball players were named to NJCAA Division I Top Newcomers for District D.
Twin infielders Victoria and Theresa from Elgin along with centerfielder Dariann Resendez of Austin were selected. Victoria recorded a .444 batting average with 42 RBIs to earn first-team all-district, all-state and honorable mention all-CenTex honors while Theresa recorded a .516 average with 28 RBIs and was named the District MVP and a first-team all-district selection. Resendez recorded a .405 batting average with 19 RBIs and was also a first-team all-district selection.
The Highlassies open the season with a doubleheader versus Howard Jan. 30 at noon at Bosque River Ballpark.
Highlassies Andrea Gonzales and Marisa Flores were named NJCAA Division I Top Returning Players for District D. Gonzales, a first baseman from Elgin recorded a.352 batting average with 13 doubles, 40 RBIs and 26 runs scored as a freshman. Rightfielder Flores of Keller, had a .353 average with 17 doubles, 36 RBIs and 36 runs scored last season.
Wiley is coming off of her best season as a Bobcat after leading the team with a .387 batting average. Also a First-Team All-SBC selection and NFCA All-Region pick, Wiley finished the 2015 season with a career-high 11 home runs, 60 hits, and 49 RBI.
She currently has a .325 career batting average, a mark that ranks second all-time at Texas State. Her 11 home runs last year tied her for fourth all-time and the 49 runs batted in and .387 batting average were the second best marks in a season for the Bobcats.
Former Austin Stars Player Ally Raines
KJCCC Division II Softball Players of the Week, Week 6, 2016
Sophomore left fielder/first baseman Ally Raines had a huge week for the ninth-ranked Hutchinson Blue Dragons. She hit .643 and slugged 1.143 in a 4-0 week which included a pair of three-hit games and two home runs. Raines had her first career grand slam in Game one against Cloud County and homered again in Game two. She also delivered the go-ahead base hit as HCC twice rallied from three runs down.
Sophomore starting pitcher Holly Kelley, Hutchinson, picked up three wins – two as a starter and one in relief – and threw her first career no-hitter. For the week, Kelley was 3-0 with a 0.82 ERA, striking out 27 in 17 innings, while only allowing six hits and two runs.
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