Prep Softball: Adna’s Rainey, Pocklington Lead Local Contingent of All-State Softball Athletes
By The Chronicle
Adna’s Haley Rainey was named the All-State 2B player of the year and coach Bruce Pocklington was named the coach of the year as released by the Washington State Softball Coaches Association this week.
Pocklington led the Pirates to a 25-2 record and the State 2B softball title in his second season as the head coach.
Rainey threw 20 innings during league play and struck out 39 batters to go with a 1.40 ERA. At the plate, she hit .684 with a .703 on base percentage. She collected 27 RBI, 11 doubles, three triples and four home runs.
Several local players were represented on the 2B first team. Rainey was recognized as a pitcher along with Pe Ell-Willapa Valley’s Kamryn Adkins. The anchor of the Titans’ pitching staff helped lead the team to the 2B state championship game in the circle while hitting .431 with a .511 on base percentage and a .737 slugging percentage. She scored 39 runs and had five doubles and five home runs. PWV’s Grace Hodel was named the first team catcher.
Adna’s Payton Aselton and PWV’s Katie Adkins and Britney Patrick were each named to the first team infield. Aselton hit .690 with a .769 on base percentage while scoring 22 runs, knocking in 15 runs and collecting two triples and three doubles in Central 2B League games.
Patrick hit .554 with 31 runs and 54 RBI while tallying 11 doubles, 10 triples and eight home runs and was able to get on base 59 percent of the time and accumulated a slugging percentage of 1.216. Patrick was named the Pacific 2B League MVP.
PWV’s Katelyn McGough and Morton-White Pass’ Hailey Brooks were named to the First Team outfield. McGough scored 50 runs to go along with eight doubles and eight home runs while hitting .539. She also had a .622 on base percentage and a 1.092 slugging percentage.
Also earning first team honors as utility players were Adna’s Skye Snow and Napavine’s Ada Williams. Snow batted .536 with a .618 on base percentage while scoring 13 runs and knocking in 14 runs. In the pitching circle, Snow struck out 30 batters in 30 innings with a 1.75 ERA in C2BL games.
Williams hit .593 and had 37 RBI along with 33 runs. She hit nine home runs while the senior led the Tigers in the circle as well.
Adna’s Emma Eko was named an honorable mention at catcher.
In the 2A ranks, several Bearcats and a Tiger were able to garner an All-State selection.
W.F. West’s Paetynn Lopez was named the first team catcher. Lopez hit .393 with a .857 slugging percentage and an on base percentage of .480 while collecting 37 runs and driving in 39 runs. She also had 12 doubles and seven home runs.
Ashlyn Whalen earned the nod at shortstop on the first team. Also named the co-offensive MVP of the Evergreen 2A Conference, Whalen hit .506 with a .606 on base percentage while gathering 36 RBI and scoring 47 runs. She whacked nine doubles and 11 home runs.
Kamy Dacus was named a second team pitcher. The freshman pitched most of the innings in the circle for the Bearcats, throwing 130 innings to accumulate 186 strikeouts and a 2.15 ERA. She was also a pleasant surprise at the plate, hitting three home runs and hitting .409 with a .682 slugging percentage.
W.F. West junior Ava Fugate was named to the second team at third base and fellow Bearcat junior Paytton Crawford was selected for the second team outfield. Centralia’s Courtney Spriggs was selected as an honorable mention in the outfield.
Woodland’s Olivia Grey was named the 2A player of the year and coach Tom Christensen was named the coach of the year.
Washington State Softball Coaches Association All-State Teams
2A All-State Team
Player of the Year: Olivia Grey, Woodland
Coach of the Year: Tom Christensen, Woodland
Olivia Grey, Woodland
Kaia Oliver, Ridgefield
Paetynn Lopez, W.F. West
Maddie Thompson, West Valley
Kekai Schultz, Ridgefield
Ashlyn Whalen, W.F. West
Kelly Sweyer, Woodland
Michaela Carter, Cedarcrest
Megan Bellusci, Anacortes
Katie Cunningham, Tumwater
Brooke Jordan, Archbishop Murphy
Savannah Smith, Sehome
Kamy Dacus, W.F. West
Megan Hall, Sehome
Sadie Chipley, Olympic
Emma Gouge, Liberty
Kaily Christensen, Woodland
Ava Fugate, W.F. West
Paytton Crawford, W.F. West
Nikole Schock, Tumwater
Hailey Marlow, West Valley
Riley Conn, Sedro-Woolley
Riley Prikle, Anacortes
Riley Mae Swanson, Lakewood
Breanna Swendt, Lynden
Rylee Peters, Ephrata
Kendall Locke, East Valley (Yakima)
Emma Jenkins, Ridgefield
Ellee Siebol, East Valley (Yakima)
Sierra Hammond, Aberdeen
Riley Anderson, Lynden
Lindsey South, Anacortes
Cassidy Donaldson, R.A. Long
Natalie Krueger, Lakewood
Isabelle Dennis, Sequim
Sarah Jenkins, Ridgefield
Sydney Wells, Selah
Myiah Seaton, Tumwater
Molly Gates, Olympic
Hallie McDougle, Pullman
Emmi Clarke, Tumwater
Natalie Zender, Sehome
Courtney Spriggs, Centralia
Allanah Mitchell, Olympic
Ellaney Jelcick, Tumwater
Lilly Arch, West Valley
Haylie Doyle-Folks, River Ridge
Gracie Shelter, Burlington-Edison
Maya Valdez, Othello
Peyton Rudd, Port Angeles
2B All-State Team
Player of the Year: Haley Rainey, Adna
Coach of the Year: Bruce Pocklington, Adna
Haley Rainey, Adna
Alison Shaler, Northwest Christian (Colbert)
Kamryn Adkins, Pe Ell-Willapa Valley
Grace Hodel, Pe Ell-Willapa Valley
Jordan Rabe, Northwest Christian (Colbert)
Payton Aselton, Adna
Kaylee Barnum, Ocosta
Faith Iverson, Northwest Christian (Colbert)
Britney Patrick, Pe Ell-Willapa Valley
Katie Adkins, Pe Ell-Willapa Valley
Katelyn McGough, Pe Ell-Willapa Valley
Thea Seitz, Friday Harbor
Hailey Brooks, Morton-White Pass
Skye Snow, Adna
Ada Williams, Napavine
Grace Pauls, Friday Harbor
Emma Eko, Adna
Keely Studebaker-Smith, Toutle Lake
Jaidyn Stephens, Liberty
Bailey Sobosky, Chewelah