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2014 TIMES ALL-NORTH SOFTBALL FIRST TEAM BIOS

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2014 TIMES ALL-NORTH SOFTBALL TEAM

FIRST TEAM BIOS

KATIE PITKIN

School: General Brown

Grade: 12

Position: Pitcher

Stats: 97 innings pitched, 14-2, 0.79 ERA, 149 Ks, 575 career Ks; .435 batting average, 27 RBIs.

College plans: SUNY Cortland for business and softball.

Coach’s report: “Katie’s hard work and dedication over the past five years has made her one of the best pitchers to ever come out of General Brown and the Frontier League. Her command on the mound, offensive abilities, and overall leadership played a huge role in our team’s success.”

-Darrin Pitikin, General Brown coach

LINDSAY THAYER

School: St. Lawrence

Grade: 12

Position: Pitcher

Stats: 18-1, 0.85 ERA, 246 K; .625, 6 HR, 47 RBI

College plans: St. John Fisher.

Coach’s report: “She’s just been an offensive and defensive leader since she was a freshman. She got plugged into a pretty-big spot and she stepped up to the challenge and did a fantastic job.”

- Tim Brown, St. Lawrence coach

JACKIE DECKER

School: South Jefferson

Grade: 12

Position: Catcher

Stats: .613 average, 38 hits, 21 RBIs, 3 home runs, 11 extra-base hits.

College plans: SUNY Plattsburgh for nursing and softball.

Coach’s report: “Jackie is a true competitor, a four-year starter who is a natural leader on the field and in the classroom. She dedicated herself to softball and her stats got better each year. A pleasure to coach and have on our team.”

-Steve Randall, South Jefferson coach

MORGAN FOUNTAIN

School: Malone

Grade: 12.

Position: Infield

Stats: .520, 30 stolen bases

College plans: North Country CC

Coach’s report: “She was our team leader and she controlled the infield. She had a lot of bunts for hits, is super-fast.”

- Greg Marshall, Malone.

JANEL HEDEN

School: Malone

Grade: 12

Position: Infield

Stats: .683, only made one error

College plans: undecided.

Coach’s report: “She was great, had at least one-third of our RBI’s. She’s a very smooth hitter and she didn’t make mistakes in the field. - Greg Marshall, Malone.

AMBER KLOCK

School: LaFargeville

Grade: 12

Position: Utility

Stats: 106 IP, 2.38 ERA, 133 Ks, 422 career Ks; .508 average, 36 RBIs, 3 HRs, 15 extra-base hits.

College plans: JCC for medical office technologies and softball.

Coach’s report: “She has been such a coachable kid through her athletic career, which has made her a tremendous softball athlete. She has worked very hard in the offseason and every summer and is very much a part of the reason for our program’s success over the past few years.”

-Danielle Shimel, LaFargeville coach

KYLEE MARTIN

School: Sandy Creek

Grade: 12

Position: Outfield/Catcher

Stats: .419 average, 24 RBIs, 8 doubles, 3 triples, .649 slugging pct.

College plans: St. John Fisher for nursing and softball.

Coach’s report: “The ultimate competitor, she hates to lose almost as much as me. She can play any position on the field and play them well, and moved to catcher from outfield because we needed her to. She’s a selfless, team player.”

-Bill Fowler, Sandy Creek coach

MICHAELA MARTIN

School: Sandy Creek

Grade: 12

Position: Infield/Pitcher

Stats: .382 average, 18 RBIs; 16-3, 1.63 ERA, 129 Ks.

College plans: St. John Fisher for nursing and softball.

Coach’s report: “Michaela wants things perfect and that drive for perfection makes her tick. She would take 25 extra swings or throw 20 extra pitches until it was where she wanted it to be.”

-Bill Fowler, Sandy Creek coach

CHELSEA SAVAGE

School: St. Lawrence

Grade: 11

Position: Infield

Stats: .449, 2 HR, 36 RBI

College plans: undecided.

Coach’s report: “She really became a lot more solid on her defense and, offensively, she came through with some good hits at key times.”

- Tim Brown, St. Lawrence coach

BROOKE SPAULDING

School: Copenhagen

Grade: 11

Position: Infield/Pitcher

Stats: .444 average, 31 RBIs, 4 HRs, 12 SBs; 11-4, 2.13 ERA, 135 Ks.

College plans: Undecided. Wants to study speech pathology.

Coach’s report: “Brooke was our linchpin offensively and defensively. She has worked immensely hard to improve and never walks away from anything until she has mastered it. The ultimate team leader and role model.”

-John Cain, Copenhagen coach

PAIGE MCCORMICK

School: Heuvelton

Grade: 9

Position: Infield

Stats: .579, 46 RBI

College plans: Undecided.

Coach’s report: “Paige is not only one of our leading hitters but she is also, in my opinion, one of the best pitchers in our section. She works hard everday and is very humble about her accomplishments.”

- Josie Cole, Heuvelton coach.

HANNAH THORNHILL

School: Heuvelton

Grade: 10

Position: Designated hitter

Stats: .574, 41 RBI

College plans: Undecided.

Coach’s report: “Even at a young age, Hannah continues to be a leader and a role model on our team. She is a smart, aggressive and consistetent ballplayer.”

- Josie Cole, Heuvelton coach.

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