All-Chronicle Softball Team

Becca Adams, junior, utility, Lecanto

Aleeah Ashmeal, senior, utility, Crystal River

Molly Bender, freshman, outfielder, Citrus

Mady Black, senior, infielder, Crystal River

Melody Byers, freshman, outfielder, Seven Rivers Christian

Patience Chesnutt, sophomore, utility, Seven Rivers Christian

Madison Fox, senior, outfielder, Lecanto

Alexis Frederick, junior, infielder, Citrus

Alyssa Hamilton, senior, infielder, Crystal River

Mattie Linhart, sophomore, infielder, Citrus

Caliann Rogers, junior, catcher, Crystal River

Caroline Russ, 8th grade, utility, Seven Rivers Christian

Kaleigh Thomas, sophomore, infielder, Lecanto

Jaden Vickers, senior, pitcher, Crystal River

Softball Player of the Year finalists

Aleeah Ashmeal, Sr., Crystal River

Through the regional finals, Ashmeal was batting .398 with a team-high 33 hits and tied for the club lead with six doubles, She also had driven in 17 runs and had a triple and home run. Played a very solid first base and also filled in nicely in the pitching circle when called on to do so.

Alexis Frederick, Jr., Citrus

A two-time player of the year finalist, Frederick batted a scorching .405 this season with a county-best seven home runs. She led the Hurricanes with 37 runs batted in and 33 runs scored, and also stole 17 bases.

Jaden Vickers, Sr., Crystal River

A terror for opponents in the pitching circle and at the plate. Through the regional finals, Vickers was 17-4 with a 1.09 ERA with 254 strikeouts in 141 2/3 innings pitched, including 19 Ks in the 10-inning regional semifinal win over Belleview. She was batting .377 through 24 games with a team-best 24 RBI and seven triples.

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