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3 Downriver softball players earn all-state honors PHOTOS

  • Allen Park senior Hailey Lazarek swung a big bat in 2014 and earned first team all state honors in Division 1. She finished with a .484 batting average, collected 44 hits, including four home runs, and she scored 39 runs. Photo by Samantha Elliott
  • Skylar Crenshaw of Riverview earned a Division 2 honorable mention after a season that featured a .420 batting average and 27 RBIs. She also scored 26 runs, blasted five homers and came away with a .913 fielding percentage. Photo by Ricky Lindsay
  • Huron's Erica Yancey picked up a Division 2 all-state honorable mention in 2014. She came away with a .539 batting average,20 RBIs, four homers and 47 runs scored. Photo by Rickey Lindsay

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The Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association recently announced its 2014 All-State Team and three Downriver-area players made the cut.

In Division 1, Hailey Lazarek of the regional champion Allen Park Jaguars earned first team all-state honors, while in Division 2, honorable mentions went to Riverviewís Skylar Crenshaw and Huronís Erika Yancey .

Lazarek was a dominant infielder and swung a big bat for the Jaguars, who earned a spot in the state quarterfinals in 2014. For the season she finished with an impressive .484 batting average and a .768 slugging percentage, along with a .531 on-base percentage. Before the campaign wrapped up, she collected 44 hits, including four home runs, and she scored 39 runs. During Lazarekís career at Allen Park, the team won four Downriver League titles, four district titles and a regional crown this season.

Crenshaw patrolled the outfield for the Pirates this season and helped lead the squad to an appearance in the district final game. In 30 contests this year, she finished with 42 hits in 102 at-bats for a .420 batting average and knocked in 27 runs. She also scored 26 runs, blasted five homers, and in the outfield she came away with a .913 fielding percentage.

Also representing the Huron League was Yancey, who had a huge year with the 24-5 Chiefs. The centerfielder boasted a .539 batting average, drove in 20 runs and struck out only four times in 102 at-bats. For the season she had 55 hits, 18 of which were for extra bases, smashed four home runs, scored 47 times. There were only two games all year where she didnít have a hit and only once did she miss reaching base.

Last Updated: 7/6/2014 12:41:15 PM EST