Breanne JamesCSr.Central Cambria
Notable: St. Francis signee set Lady Devil career record with 25 home runs to go with 112 hits and 99 RBIs. Batted around .470 with seven homers as a senior.
Mirror photo by J.D. Cavrich
Altoona Mirror softball all-stars include (from left): First row—Claysburg-Kimmel’s Ronette Claar, Huntingdon’s Casey Baird, Philipsburg-Osceola’s Kate Burge, Bellwood-Antis’ Taylor Payne, Central Cambria’s Taylor Swatsworth and Kierstin Lorditch. Second row—Chestnut Ridge’s Stefanie McCoy and Tiffany Clingerman, Philipsburg-Osceola’s Chelsea Rex, Penn Cambria’s Kate Reese, Central Cambria’s Breanne James. Absent from the photo were Northern Cambria’s Becky Britton, Central’s Allie Walters, Chestnut Ridge’s Alana Weyant, Philipsburg-Osceola’s Mackenzie Wilson.
Notable: Returning first-teamer actually improved on sophomore numbers by hitting .559 with six doubles and 20 RBIs. Needs seven hits for school record.
Notable: Mountain League all-star batted .453, scored 18 runs and stole 10 bases.
Notable: Leading hitter for state Class AA champions, batting .552 with nine doubles, three homers, 27 RBIs and seven stolen bases. Great in field, too, with .986 percentage.
Alana Weyant3BSr.Chestnut Ridge
Notable: Hit seven more home runs as a senior to finish her career with 21. Batted .451 with and 53 RBIs. For career, had 68 extra-base hits and 149 RBIs.
Becky BrittonOFJr.Northern Cambria
Notable: Alternating between center field and catcher, hit a team-best .433 with three homers and 29 runs for 16-6 District 6 Class A semifinalist Lady Colts.
Tiffany ClingermanOFSr.Chestnut Ridge
Notable: Four-year starter hit .527 and scored 38 runs while stealing nine bases.
Kierstin LorditchOFSr.Central Cambria
Notable: Outstanding defender and LaRoche recruit batted almost .450 from leadoff spot and finished with 99 career hits.
Taylor SwatsworthDPSr.Central Cambria
Notable: Lady Devil shortstop hit .500 with four homers and 21 RBIs as team reached PIAA Class AA quarters. Seton Hill recruit amassed 124 hits, 22 home runs in career.
Stefanie McCoyUTISr.Chestnut Ridge
Notable: IUP recruit played short and pitched. Led three-time District 5 Class AA champs with a .535 batting average and 39 runs scored, while posting 2.15 ERA.
Notable: Filled in when Chelsea Rex was hurt early in the season and went 7-1 with a 2.15 ERA and 69 strikeouts. Also played third and batted .375 with eight extra-base hits.
Notable: On first team for third straight year after putting up 0.93 ERA and fanning 143 in just 902/3 innings for District 6 Class A champs. Batted .506 with six homers, as well.
Notable: Keyed Lady Devils upset run to district semifinals by going 12-6 with a 1.99 ERA. Struck out 156 in 123 innings, posting a WHIP of 0.894.
Notable: St. Francis recruit was a perfect 17-0 for PIAA champion Lady Mounties with 1.20 ERA and 155 strikeouts in 105 innings. Also batted .438 with seven home runs and 43 RBIs.
Kate ReeseRHPSr.Penn Cambria
Notable: Returning first-teamer struck out 140 in 82 innings and walked just 19, tossing three no-hitters. Will continue to play at Point Park College.
Michelle BrowellOFSr.Northern Bedford
Kacey HaluskaOFSr.Central Cambria
Heather CarperRHPJr.Juniata Valley
Melanie MadeyRHPSr.Bishop Guilfoyle
Jordan MakinRHPSr.Central Cambria
Catcher: Taylor Garman, Central; Carly Gonder, Philipsburg-Osceola; Kalee Harten, Claysburg-Kimmel; Morgan Lemin, Tussey Mountain; Brionna Mort, Huntingdon; Gabby Smith, Bishop Guilfoyle; Brianna Toth, Penn Cambria; Taylor Walker, Juniata Valley
First base: Lindsey Beyer, Central Cambria; Sarah Prosser, Bishop Guilfoyle; Shawna Serafin, Northern Cambria; Kelsey Shawley, Bellwood-Antis
Second base: Brandi Colledge, Everett; Kaitlyn Dividock, Portage; Bridgie Yothers, Chestnut Ridge
Shortstop: Kerrigan Ammerman, Juniata Valley; Amanda Bobby, Cambria Heights; Krista Krug, Bishop Carroll; Taylor McKnight, Central; Bailey Sinai, Altoona; Cassie Spangle, Glendale; Alexyss Spencer, Huntingdon
Third base: Giana Butterworth, Northern Cambria; Ashley Smith, Central; Ali Vogatsky, Central Cambria
Outfield: Megan Blake, Bishop Guilfoyle; Kate Blattenberger, Central; Summer Feathers, Altoona; Gabby Gueguen, Bishop Carroll; Atalie Yingling, Huntingdon; Abbie Zinobile, Juniata Valley
Designated player: Emily Nagle, Bellwood-Antis; Ann Steele, Northern Bedford
Utility: Destany Allen, Tyrone (3B-RHP); Breanne Barroner, Williamsburg (ss-3B); Kelsey Ickes, Claysburg-Kimmel (RHP-1B); Arika Layton, Everett (3B-C); Amanda Parrish, Altoona (1B-OF-C); Bre Sabella, Northern Cambria (RHP-DP)
Pitcher: Lauren Bassaro, Bishop Carroll (RHP); Laura Harris, Moshannon Valley (RHP); Emily McCabe, Portage (RHP); Abby Stanek, Cambria Heights (RHP)