Six South Umpqua players received recognition in the Class 3A softball all-state voting done by the coaches.

Senior pitcher Tayah Kelley and junior shortstop Shalyn Gray both earned first-team honors. The Lancers won the Far West League title and lost to eventual state champion Clatskanie in the state semifinals, finishing 22-6 overall.

Sophomore Shelby Blodgett of Clatskanie was selected player of the year and Clatskanie’s Kevin Sprague was coach of the year.

S.U. had three players make the second team: senior third baseman Kalie Mann, senior catcher Aaliyah Rudy and junior outfielder Hannah Lowell. Sophomore utility Amelia Ferguson received honorable mention.

Class 3A Softball

All-State Teams

Player of the Year — Shelby Blodgett, soph., Clatskanie.

Coach of the Year — Kevin Sprague, Clatskanie.

First Team

PITCHERS — Shelby Blodgett, soph., Clatskanie; Tayah Kelley, sr., South Umpqua.

CATCHERS — Sofia Cicerone, jr., Dayton; Olivia Zeiher, sr., Scio.

FIRST BASE — Taytum Hughes, sr., Harrisburg; Alexys Rodgers, jr., Vale.

INFIELDERS — Shalyn Gray, jr., South Umpqua; Alexis Smith, soph., Clatskanie; Lacey Smith, fr., Dayton; Olivia Sprague, soph., Clatskanie.

OUTFIELDERS — Taylor Bennett, jr., Harrisburg; Emily Elliott, sr., Dayton; Maris Jackson, sr., Clatskanie; Gracee Jacobs, sr., Vale.

UTILITY — Kasidee Parazoo, sr., Scio; Syriah Trujillo, jr., Nyssa.

Second Team

South Umpqua Selections

CATCHER — Aaliyah Rudy, sr.

INFIELDER — Kalie Mann, sr.

OUTFIELDER — Hannah Lowell, jr.

Honorable Mention

South Umpqua Selection

UTILITY — Amelia Ferguson, soph.

Tom Eggers can be reached at teggers@nrtoday.com.

or 541-957-4220.

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Tom Eggers is the sports editor for The News-Review. He can be reached at teggers@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4220.

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