H. Reid, Crawford, Andres named to varsity softball All-Star First Team

Russell Finelsen, Editor-in-Chief

The BP varsity softball team had a great season. They won a part of the Class AAAA Section title with a section record of 10-2. They finished the season 13-6 after a 12-game winning streak, but lost in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs to Gateway. However, some players got rewarded for their efforts.

Haley Reid, Morgan Crawford, and Taylor Andres got selected to the Class AAAA All-Star First Team based on their softball success.

Reid was one of, if not the biggest offensive force for BP. In 39 at-bats, Reid had a .436 hitting average with 17 hits. She scored 15 runs and batted in 17 runners. She also had four doubles, five triples, and a home run.  In addition, the shortstop had two walks, and could be counted on for offensive production.

Crawford only had 11 at-bats during the season. However, she had seven hits, eight runs scored, and four RBIs. She also had four doubles and two stolen bases. The third baseman was best known for her stellar defense throughout the season.

Andres had her ups and downs throughout the season as a pitcher. Though she had a 5-5 record, she had a 1.58 ERA after pitching 53 innings and giving up 26 runs (12 earned). She led the team with 52 strikeouts.

Three additional team members were named to the second team. These include Rachel Albert, Jess Cook, and Shelby Reid.

Albert, an outfielder, led the team with 42 at-bats, 22 runs, 19 hits, and three home runs. She also had 13 RBIs, six doubles, and five walks.

Cook was one of the team’s premier pitchers. She had a 7-0 record, and during the season, she allowed 11 runs (six earned) in 33 innings, which makes for a 1.27 ERA. She also struck out 27 batters.

Catcher S. Reid had 11 hits in 30 at-bats, including five doubles and a triple. She scored nine runs and had nine RBIs. She also earned three walks.

Furthermore, Jordan Porzio and Julia Sherwin were named honorable mentions. Porzio, an outfielder, had five hits, five RBIs, eight runs, and a triple in 14 at-bats. Meanwhile, Sherwin, a second baseman, had eight hits, eight RBIs, and 12 runs in 31 at-bats.

In addition, coach Heather Scott was named the Coach of the Year.