Maes awarded Div. I MVP honors; 3 softballers; 4 baseballers make 1st team
The players on the Tahoe-Truckee High School softball team caught the attention of many people en route to their third-place finish at the AAA state softball tournament this spring – including Division I varsity softball coaches. According to Wolverine coach Jon Western, the coaches recently named every starting player on the Truckee squads to the Division’s All-League teams.
“It was nice to see every one of our players recognized on the All-League teams – especially the seniors,” Western said.
Heading the list for the Wolverines was pitcher Brooke Maes, who was named the league’s Most Valuable Player. As the Wolverines’ starting pitcher this spring, she was 21-12 with an earned run average of 2.19. She pitched 207 innings, struck out 230 batters and allowed 65 earned runs.
“It was a nice honor to be named the MVP of the league, but I would’ve been happier if we had won at state,” said Maes, who also batted .364 during the season.
Joining Maes on Division I’s first-team All-League squad were leftfielder Alisha York and rightfielder Jessica Valle. Including statistics from the state tourney, Valle batted .379 with six doubles and a home run while York hit .341 with two triples.
Making the league’s second team were catcher Lindsey Back, first baseman Becky Parker and third baseman Sarah Jones. Receiving honorable mention status were second baseman Monica Gadda, centerfielder Daisy Toole, shortstop Alli Back and designated hitter Tenley Pratt.
At the team’s awards banquet June 3, Maes received the team’s “Most Valuable Player” award. “Most Improved” went to Rita Moring, “Most Inspirational Player” went to Becky Parker and the “Coaches Award” went to Alisha York.
Varsity baseball honors
Four Tahoe-Truckee High School varsity baseball players, including pitchers Kris Rendon and Matt May, centerfielder Spencer Archer and first-baseman Josh Lawrence, were recently awarded Division I first-team All-League status.
Second-baseman Ben Ritchie and rightfielder Dan DeCoite were named second-team All-League, and third-baseman Neil Bower received honorable mention.
At the team’s award dinner, Rendon was named the team’s “Most Valuable Player” and Ritchie was named “Most Improved.” Coaches Awards went to Lawrence, May and DeCoite.
At the junior varsity baseball awards dinner, Carson Specht was named “Most Improved,” the “Coaches Award” was given to Kyle Barth and the co-MVPs of the team were Tom Hernandez and Taylor Greene.
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