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Whittell freshman makes All-League

Anna Kingman first Whittell freshman in eight years to make All League

For the first time in at least eight years, a Whittell High freshman made the Northern Nevada 2A All-League softball team.

Freshman catcher Anna Kingman made second-team all-league, along with sophomore second baseman Katlin Willens.

Kingman, whose aggression has amazed even her coaches, was the team’s second-leading hitter at .577. She had 10 doubles and a triple.

“Coaches learned to respect her quite quickly during the game,” Wines said. “She almost took it personally when a girl got a steal, so she took a lot of pride throwing girls out.”

She finished league with a .750 fielding percentage.

It was no surprise that seniors Stephanie Evans, Erin Silver and junior Ashley Wines made first team all-league.

Evans, at shortstop, led the team in hitting at .708 with 30 RBIs and a .929 slugging percentage. She had one league strikeout.

“She’s definitely our best baserunner,” said Whittell manager Lindsay Wines. “I give her free range on base because she makes good choices.”

Silver made her best defensive contribution at center field, where she logged a fielding percentage of .853 with one league error.

“Her defense was exceptional,” Wines said.

Ashley Wines also made just one league error from the mound, but made 25 assists and seven unassisted outs for a .970 fielding percentage. She pitched all but three league innings.

“Defensively, she’s one of the best in her position I’ve seen in years,” coach Wines said.

Willens hit .263 in league and made a big difference playing second base, Wines said. She had 10 RBIs.

Sophomore Sara Piccola made honorable mention for her performance at third base. She hit .288 in league.

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