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Rifle High softball lands 7 players among All-Conference selections

Rifle Bear Blayke Hostettler winds up to throw the pitch while the runner on first prepares to leave the base in action this season against Palisade.
Chelsea Self / Post Independent

Rifle High School had a strong contingent of players named to the 4A Western Slope League All-Conference team for softball this fall. 

First team honors, including notable season statistics as reported to MaxPreps, went to:

• Sophomore first baseman Haiely Worton (.545 batting average, 14 runs, 10 RBIs, a home run and a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage)

• Senior infielder Abigail Bonuales (.417 BA, 20 hits, 19 runs and 17 RBIs)

• Junior third baseman/pitcher Emma Poole (.583 BA, 28 hits, 23 runs and 26 RBIs)

• Freshman second baseman/pitcher Emma Speakman (.565 BA, 26 hits, 26 runs, eight doubles, 11 stolen bases on 11 tries, and six pitching appearances)

Honorable mention went to:

• Sophomore utility player Myia Valencia (.434 BA, 23 hits, 20 runs, 14 RBIs and a .943 fielding percentage)

• Junior outfielder Kaylie Stark (.270 BA, 10 hits, 13 runs and 12 RBIs)

• Freshman pitcher/infielder Blayke Hostettler (5.23 ERA, 7 wins, 37 strikeouts, .333 BA, nine runs and seven RBIs)

League champion Palisade swept the individual honors, including Player of the Year Melissa Carroll, Pitcher of the Year Mikayla Talbott, and Coach of the Year Jeff DeCrow.

The Rifle Lady Bears, coached by Troy Phillips, finished the season at 9-7 overall and 2-2 in 4A WSL play.

jstroud@postindependent.com


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