August 14, 2022

All-GWAC Baseball and Softball selections


Scott City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–With the conclusion of the 2017 spring season, the Great West Activities Conference has recently selected their all-league selections for baseball and softball. 

For baseball, Holcomb had the most selections with four first team members, and had a total of eight selections. Goodland had a total of five selections. Colby won the GWAC title, while the Longhorns won the Class 4A, Division II State Championship on Friday night.

On the softball side, it was a balanced field just like the league schedule. Holcomb had four first team selections, while Goodland and Scott City had three. The Longhorns, along with the Cowgirls, had a total of six selections, while Scott City had five. Ulysses won the GWAC title, while Goodland qualified for the Class 4A, DII State Tournament, before being knocked out in the first round.

Baseball
First Team
Pitcher: Zack Hart & Parker Wright, Colby; Conner VanCleave & Chance Rodriguez, Holcomb
Catcher: Tucker Branum, Colby; Dylan Graber, Ulysses
Infield: Brooks Curry, Colby; Nolan Deeds, Goodland; Braden Rupp, Holcomb; Kyle Cure, Scott City
Outfield: Gage Winger, Colby; Alex Ortega, Holcomb; Daniel Bustillos, Hugoton
Utility: Justin Faurot, Scott City; Victor Perez, Ulysses
Honorable Mention
Pitcher: Darby Hays, Goodland; Gustavo Gonzalez & Todd Morris, Scott City
Infield: Rex Branum, Colby; Brandon Stegman & Kaden Tichenor, Holcomb; Bernabe Mendoza & Elias Mendoza, Hugoton; Zane Anderson, Ulysses
Outfield:Gabe Biermann, Wence Hendrich & Ralf Macias, Goodland; AJ Ortega, Holcomb
Utility: Jamison Martin, Holcomb

Softball
First Team
Pitcher: Kaitlyn Daise, Goodland; Molly Harrington, Holcomb; Kaitlyn Roberts, Scott City
Catcher: Kelsey White, Goodland
Infield: Alexa Sims, Colby; Eboni Sapien, Holcomb; Macie Price, Scott City; Gina Ballesteros, Ulysses
Outfield: Brynna McVey, Holcomb; Krystal Appel, Scott City; Natalie Bower, Ulysses
Utility: Bailey Foss, Colby; Jess Duell, Goodland
Designated Hitter: Gracelyn Rupp, Holcomb
Honorable Mention
Pitcher: Meaghan McClure, Hugoton; Deene Watie, Ulysses
Catcher: Jammie Martin, Ulysses
Infield: Elizabeth Koel, Colby; Kayleigh McCombs, Goodland; Megan Roth, Holcomb; Bailey Latta, Scott City
Outfield: Chloe Imhoff, Colby; Demi Mitchek, Goodland; Nancy Wiebe, Scott City
Designated Hitter: Taitum Ketter, Goodland