Softball: Three Rivers League coaches recognize Canby players
The Three Rivers League softball coaches nominated six Canby players to the all-league teams for their standout play this season.
Canby pitcher Emily Goodman, first baseman Allison Davis and utility player Kamryn Mobley earned First Team All-League honors while Emily Hewitt made the all-league second team and Cassidy Posey and Morgan Block garnered Honorable Mention All-League honors.
Davis, who made the all-league second team in 2016, put up impressive statistics and rarely made mistakes.
The Canby senior accumulated a batting average of .423 and 10 runs batted in and did not accumulate a strikeout and committed just one error throughout the league season.
"Allison is the kid that is going to go all out on the field and I think the other coaches recognize that. She was second team last year and the coaches saw she played a little bit better this year, saw she was willing to dive and go after everything," Canby head coach Jennifer Peterson said.
Goodman made the all-league first team for the second consecutive year, was a consistently dangerous threat from the plate and led the Cougars in innings pitched. The Canby senior batted .400, hit two home runs and drove in 10 runs while accumulating a 4.9 earned run average from the circle.
"She was really consistent at the plate for us," Peterson said.
Mobley started on varsity her freshman season and was a solid contributor but became one of the Cougars best players during her sophomore season. The third baseman, catcher and leadoff hitter had an on base percentage of .500, hit three home runs and scored 14 runs.
"This was a breakout year for her from a hitting perspective. Even though she is only a sophomore she stepped into a leadership role this year, so I think that was a big change for her and I think she took it well. She did a good job as our leadoff hitter and behind the plate when she was there," Peterson said. "She improved her consistency and having more confidence in herself. Last year coming in as a freshman she didn't have the confidence she had this year and so I think getting that year under her belt, she was way more confident and way more comfortable there this year."
Hewitt posted a .473 on base percentage, 10 RBI and a .958 fielding percentage as a second baseman.
"That was well deserved. Her hitting wasn't as high as it was last year but her fielding was consistent too," Peterson said.
Posey batted .318 and drove in 11 runs while only committing one error in league play. Peterson views Posey as the best shortstop in the league.
"I was disappointed that Cass didn't get higher. I personally think Cassidy is the best shortstop in our league," Peterson said. "I was really disappointed the other coaches didn't notice her level of play."
Block batted .286 and accumulated 10 strikeouts and a 5.6 ERA in 35 innings pitched this season.