Warriors named to All-League teams
Whittell softball senior captains Kendall Ferris and Gianna Miller were named to the 1st-team All-League for the 2014 season.
“As captains, they played a major role. (Miller) was voted team MVP by her teammates,” said head coach Dave Galicia, who added she led the team in batting average. “(Ferris) did whatever she could offensively to help the team.”
Miller played shortstop and second base and averaged .459 at the plate including 28 hits, 17 RBIs, one homerun and 29 runs scored. Ferris finished the season with a .444 batting average, second to Miller, with 24 hits, 15 RBI, two homeruns and 33 runs scored.
“I’m going to miss all my seniors,” Galicia added.
Freshman Eva Fuller-Wilmarth was voted to the 2nd-team All-League. The utility player had a batting average of .373 with 19 hits, 16 RBIs and 15 runs scored.
“That’s a big accomplishment right there, for a freshman to do that. That states all the coaches recognized her and will remember her,” Galicia said.
Sophomores Jordan Becker and Kelsey Kjer both received honorable mentions.
“I was happy with the season, though was disappointed we didn’t make zones. I’m really looking forward to next year,” Galicia said.
The Lady Warriors ended its season with a 14-9 overall record and 9-7 in league play.
On the baseball side, Colton Ruby was named to the 2nd-team All-League and the only freshman to be named to either the 1st or 2nd team.
Ruby played between shortstop and pitcher earning an ERA of 2.91 and pitched four complete games. At the plate, he had a batting average of .386 and had 16 stolen bases.
“Defensively, he was pretty much what kept us in our games. He was our most solid infielder,” said head coach Devin Ruby. “I expect him to grow and continue to get stronger as a player.”
Colton, who was voted season MVP by his teammates, along with junior Jake Sharp were the two captains of the team.
“I expect a lot out of them next year leadership wise,” Devin said.
Sharp was presented with the True Warrior award given to the player who shows the most dedication and always puts forth his best effort.
“I practically had to pry the ball out of his hands when he was on the mound,” Devin said.
Outfielder Armando Rodriguez was voted most improved player.
“I’m looking forward to next year. We graduated no seniors, so with the kids coming up, I expect us to be competitive next year,” Devin said.
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