Ellett selected 5-4A Pitcher of the Year

Ten members of the 5-4A co-champion Brownwood Lady Lions softball squad received all-district honors from the league's coaches.

Sophomore Chyanne Ellett picked up Brownwood's lone superlative award as she was named Pitcher of the Year.

Ellett posted an 18-7 record in the circle with a 1.38 ERA, 299 strikeouts and 76 walks in 162.2 innings pitched. At the plate, Ellett batted a team-best .406 with two home runs and 21 RBIs.

First-team selections for Brownwood include sophomore third baseman Ayanna Clemons, senior shortstop Victoria Sanchez, junior right fielder Emily Perez and senior first baseman JaKobee Holloway at the flex position.

Clemons batted. 361, third-best on the team, with a team-high 30 runs scored and 12 doubles to go along with 20 RBIs. Sanchez turned in a .297 batting average, homered once, drove in 20 RBIs and scored 24 runs. Perez finished with a team-high 25 RBIs, one home run, a .343 batting average and 18 runs scored. Holloway batted .308 and drove in four RBIs with a .944 fielding percentage.

Landing on the second team were sophomore second baseman Annie Gillispie, senior center fielder Kayla McFarden and senior designated hitter Alexis Larrea.

Gillispie finished with a .283 batting average, one home run, 14 RBIs and crossed the plate 20 times. McFarden was second on the team with a .388 batting average, a pair of home runs, 21 RBIs and 28 runs scored. Larrea contributed a .309 batting average, 18 RBIs and scored 13 runs.

Senior left fielder Danyelle Gongora and freshman catcher Ashlynn Patteson received honorable mention.

Gongora batted .259 with 16 RBIs and 19 runs scored, while Patteson homered twice, drove in 19 RBIs, scored 24 runs and finished with a .337 batting average.

The remainder of the superlative award winners included Abilene Wylie senior Kamwren Jackson as MVP, Snyder senior Hailey Morris as Offensive Player of the Year, Wylie junior Carrie Clark as Defensive Player of the Year, Wylie freshman Bailey Buck as Newcomer of the Year, and Snyder senior Claudia Gutierrez as Utility Player of the Year.

Rounding out the first team were catcher Cierra Martinez from Big Spring; infielders Bre Parks and Kaylee Phillip from Wylie, Hannah Mobley from Sweetwater and Alexis Starr from Big Spring; outfielders Hailey Russell and Halle Arbilera from Wylie, Leah Rivera from Big Spring and Analisa Espinoza from Sweetwater; and designated hitter Tavis Black of Sweetwater.

Comprising the rest of the second team were catcher Jasmine Montoya of Snyder; infielders Jaci Aguilar and Ashley Gonzalez of Big Spring and Alyssa Benitez of Snyder; outfielders Lauren Jones and Sonora Medellin of Sweetwater, Jaydan Mann of Big Spring, and Shelby Russell of Wylie; and flex player Jessica Carroll of Snyder.

The Lady Lions, under the direction of head coach Jessica Lynn, finished the season with a 28-9 overall record, 7-1 against district competition, and advanced to the third round of the playoffs.