All-Big Country softball

Led by Kelsi Crosson, who was named to the team as a reserve outfielder, a total of five Sweetwater players received All-Big Country softball recognition from the Abilene Reporter-News.Crosson, a four-sport athlete who will play volleyball next year at Cisco Junior College, was named one of three reserve outfielders after batting .444 with 10 doubles and three home runs for the Lady Mustangs, who won their first playoff game in school history this season after finishing as District 4-3A runnerup. She also had 28 RBIs, scored 27 runs and stole 11 bases.Receiving All-Big Country honorable mention were pitcher Maty Montgomery, infielders Suede Shirley and Jerren Villa and outfielder Megan Holsey. All five players earned first team all-district recog-nition for Sweetwater last month. Under new head coach Tony Heredia, the Lady Mustangs won a school-record 21 games and made the playoffs for only the fourth time in the program’s 17-year history and beat Pecos in bi-district to record its first-ever post-season victory before losing to Pampa in the area round of the playoffs.Crosson and Shirley, another four-sport athlete, ended their high school athletic careers this month when they played for the North all-stars in a Fellowship of Christian Athletes volleyball game that made its inaugural appearance in Abilene as part of the FCA’s all-star festival, which will add softball and baseball next year.