All nine starters on the Sweetwater softball team â€” which this year won the first playoff game in the programâ€™s 17-year history before losing in the area round â€” have been honored by receiving all-district recognition in 4-3A.
Five of the starters made the first team â€” infielders Suede Shirley and Jerren Villa, outfielders Kelsi Crosson and Megan Holsey and pitcher Maty Montgomery â€” while two were named to the second team and two others earned all-district honorable mention.
Shirley and Kelsi Crosson, both seniors, received all-district recognition for the fourth straight year as did Kendra Crosson, Kelsiâ€™s twin sister, who was named to the second team as an outfielder. Kelsi Crosson led the team in several categories during district play including batting average (.545), homers (2), runs (10), hits (18) and RBI (12) and was second with six doubles.
Shirley, the teamâ€™s regular shortsop, was second on the team during district play in batting (.438), runs scored (9), hits (14) and RBI (9) and led the team with seven doubles. Holsey, a sophomore who started in right field, hit .433 with five doubles in earning her first all-district selection. Villa, a senior who started at second base, hit .400 in district play and cranked four doubles while also earning all-district honors for the first time in her varsity career.
Montgomery, a senior who also made the first team last year, started all 10 games and pitched every district inning in going 6-4 for the Lady Mustangs, who were the 4-3A runnerups to Snyder this season.
Kendra Crosson, a senior and like Shirley and Kelsi Crosson a four-year starter, hit .312 with one homer. She was joined on the all-district second team by freshman third baseman Morgan Gomez. Senior catcher Keyli Turner and junior first baseman Alyssa Heredia, the daughter of Sweetwater head coach Tony Heredia, both received all-district honorable mention.
Snyder pitcher Adrianna Hernandez was the district MVP. Snyder and Wylie each had four first teamers and Big Spring three.