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Friday, June 4, 2004

Three Eagles on first team of all-district softball squad

Three members of the Pecos Eagles’ softball team were named to the first team All-District 4-3A softball squad, while the remaining six starters were chosen to the second team in voting by the district’s coaches.

Senior pitcher Stephanie Herrera, sophomore third baseman Savannah Ewing and freshman outfielder Jenny Palomino were chosen to the first team while the second team selections were senior catcher Brittany Lobstein and senior outfielder Bre’Ann Windham, junior second baseman Kelsey Flores, sophomore first baseman Hillery Hinojos and freshman Amalie Herrera and Cassandra Terrazas at shortstop and outfield respectively. The team was chosen last month and released following Monahans’ 4-2 loss to Lindale in Austin on Friday, in the Class 3A state semifinals. However, coach Tammy Walls said she did not have the full list of the players for the other five district teams.

Herrera finished the season with a 13-7 record, as the Eagles finished 18-12 overall, and 6-4 in district. They wound up as the third place representative from 4-3A, and won their first-ever playoff game in five tries, beating Lubbock Cooper in 11 innings behind a 20-strikeout effort by Herrera. The Eagles then defeated Muleshoe before losing to Monahans in the Region I-3A quarterfinals.

“Stephanie’s been nominated for all state, and I think she has a good chance to get it,” Walls said, adding that the Class 3A list should be released this week. Herrera is a four-time first team selection, the first two as a member of District 2-4A.

Herrera and Palomino were the team’s two leading hitters during the season. Palomino played in left field during most of the district portion of the schedule, while also playing right field and second base earlier this season.

Ewing moved from left field to third base at the start of district play and came up with several strong defensive plays in games against Monahans and second-place Greenwood. Along with Palomino, she was a first-year starter in 2004.

Lobstein was the Eagles’ other top hitter this season, in her second year as catcher after playing shortstop in 2002, while Flores was a second team selection to the team for the second year in a row. Hinojos and Windham also played the entire season at the positions for which they were named to the all-district team, while Amalie Herrera and Cassandra Terrazas moved into their positions early in the 2004 season.

Walls said Lobstein was named to the second team behind Monahans’ Kayde Hill, while Loboes’ senior pitcher/shortstop Nicole Dickson was the district’s Most Valuable Player.

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