Kennedy baseball and softball stockpile league and state honors
Kennedy baseball reached the pinnacle of the 2A/1A landscape, blasting Umpqua Valley Christian 11-1 in six innings to claim the state championship.
In addition to a state title as well as a league championship, the Trojans racked up individual honors at both levels.
The all-state first team honors went to junior pitcher Ethan Kleinschmit, senior infielder Riley Cantu and junior outfielder Owen Bruner. Second team all-state honors went to junior designated hitter Charlie Beyer. Third team all-state honors went to junior pitcher Andrew Cuff and junior infielder Luke Beyer. Honorable mentions went to junior first baseman Matt Hopkins.
At the all-league level, the first team honors were a near perfect Kennedy sweep. Coach Kevin Moffatt was named Coach of the Year and Ethan Kleinschmit was named Pitcher of the Year. First team all-league honors went to pitcher Ethan Kleinschmit, infielders Cantu and Luke Beyer, catcher Bruner, outfielder Bruner, first baseman Hopkins and pitcher Cuff. Second team all-league honors went to junior utility player Brian Beyer and sophomore outfielder Brody Kleinschmit. Junior outfielder Brett Boen received an all-league honorable mention.
Kennedy softball torched the rest of the league and for its troubles received many all-league honors. Junior pitcher Jenna Hopkins was named Pitcher of the Year, and coach Walt Simmons was named Coach of the Year.
In addition to Pitcher of the Year, Hopkins also was a first team pitcher. Other first team all-league honors went to first senior baseman Morgan Kyle and sophomore outfielder Sailor Hill. Second team all-league honors went to senior outfielder Camila Najera, sophomore outfielder Kiernyn Wedding and freshman infielder Grace Talbot. Honorable mentions went to freshman catcher Isabel Berning, junior infielder Allison Gooley and freshman infielder Tia Allen.
Softball all-state honors were not available at the time of writing.
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