GC Softball: Kerens has parade of players earn All-District honors

May 31—KERENS — Jayson Engel's Kerens LadyCats had another big year on the diamond and several players earned post-season honors on the 20-2A All-District team, including three who took home Superlatives.

Rylee Spivey was a slam-dunk choice as the 20-2A Pitcher of the Year, winning the award for the third consecutive year.

Spivey, a junior who has dominated the mound for three seasons at Kerens, had 17 wins and a 1.51 ERA with 224 strikeouts.

She was just as lethal at the plate, where she hit .506 with 39 RBI's 39. She had 11 doubles, three triples and three homers with a .574 on-base-percentage.

Olivia Holt, a senior and four-year starter, was the 20-2A Catcher of the Year after hitting .571 and driving in 23 runs. She had 17 extra base hits, including eight doubles, six triples and three home runs and a .618 on-base-percentage.

Ella Engel, another senior and four-year starter, did it all for Kerens, playing the outfield and third base while also pitching for the LadyCats. Ella was named the 20-2A Utility Player of the Year. She won eight games and struck out 6with 3 batters. She hit .487 with 24 RBIs, four doubles and a .576 on-base-percentage.

Kerens had four players make the 20-2A First-Team:

Kayla Gonzales, a sophomore third baseman who hit .500 with six doubles, a triple and a home run and had a .561 OBP. made the First-Team.

Brooke Sikes, a junior first baseman who hit, .478 with 30 RBIs, 10 doubles, two triples, four homers and a .624 OBP, made the First-Team along with Blair Blue, a junior, and Jaidin Rickard, a sophomore.

Sarah Massey, Kynzee Elmore, Jaydin Brumit, were named to the Second-Team and several players earned All-District All-Academic honors: Olivia Holt, Kynzee Elmore, Abby Combs, Blair Blue, Jasmine Cruz, Ella Engel and Karla Orta were all named to the All-Academic team.