WHS softball gloves record number of all leaguers
Just one win away from making the postseason for the first time in school history, the Whittell High softball team also got a record number of players named to the all-league teams.
Of the five players named, only one is a senior.
Meredith Shaw was the lone senior to make it as she was given honorable mention, while junior Steph Evans was the only first-teamer.
Ashley Wines and Erin Silver both made the second team, while Ashley Berns was honorable mention.
“I was surprised to get as many as we did,” Warrior manager Lindsay Wines said. “My first objective was to get Steph on the first team.”
Silver missed making the first team by only a single vote and combined with Evans to form a very solid middle infield.
“Their defense was the focal point for the whole team,” Wines said. “Erin was one of the best second baseman in the league in my opinion.”
Evans was the leading hitter for the Warriors, batting a gaudy .547, while Silver was at an even .300 for the season.
Wines batted .220 with an on-base-percentage of .466. She also complemented the Warriors’ solid defense, playing a nearly flawless center field.
The sophomore committed only three errors and was the No. 2 pitcher for the Warriors.
Last season, Shaw was the only hurler for the Warriors. Shaw took the mound in a majority of games, but Wines provided a change of pace for opponents.
“She (Shaw) made it for both what’s she done for me and the program,” Wines said. “There were times when Meredith would start to struggle and I would be ready to pull her and she’d turn it around.
“But it was nice to have Ashley as a backup.”
Berns played a solid first base and was one of Whittell’s major power sources, batting .357.
“Ashley did a great job for us hitting the ball all year,” Wines said.
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