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Meet the 2014 All-News-Herald Softball Team PHOTOS

  • Alea Kainz, Roosevelt
  • Allison Ortman-Anderson
  • Emma Sikina-Woodhaven
  • Alexa White-Huron
  • Angela Nappo-Cabrini
  • Channing Brzys-Cabrini
  • Autumn Dobrick-Melvindale
  • Hannah Fisher-Woodhaven
  • Hailey Genaw-Allen Park
  • Idalis Antone-Melvindale
  • Hailey Lazarek-Allen Park
  • Mikayla Alexandrou-Anderson
  • Miranda Hebert- Allen Park
  • Kerstyn Comerzan-Carlson
  • Kristin Aslanian-Trenton
  • Katelyn Shivel-Anderson
  • Miranda Macko-Roosevelt
  • Skylar Crenshaw-Riverview
  • Sammi Howell-Allen Park
  • Erika Yancey-Huron
  • Summer Callahan-Huron
  • Olivia Logan-Riverview
  • Sydni Pauley-Roosevelt
  • Hayley Genaw-Carlson
Dream Team:



Hailey Lazarek, Allen Park- A dominating force on the Allen Park softball team, Lazarek was key in her teamís run to a state quarterfinal appearance. The senior third baseman batted second all season and finished with a .484 batting average. She had 45 hits, 34 RBI, four homeruns, nine doubles, two triples and also played short stop depending on who was on the mound. A four-year veteran with Coach Patsy Curnell, Lazarek was All League, All District, All Region and first team All State. She will be playing softball at Wayne State University next year.



Mikayla Alexandrou, Anderson- Alexandrou is only a sophomore, but everyone downriver knows her name. The Anderson pitching star made sure of that by tallying up 255 strikeouts to go with her 223 from last season. She pitched 181.2 innings and allowed just 91 runs for a 1.44 ERA through the regional semifinals this year. At the plate, Alexandrou had 41 hits in 98 at bats, including nine doubles and two homeruns. She finished with 22 RBI, a .451 batting average, a .485 on base percentage and a .615 slug percentage.



Miranda Hebert, Allen Park- Hebert finished this season with a 15-2 record from the mound with a 1.5 ERA, 139 strikeouts and just 21 walks. At the plate she had a .322 batting average and when she wasnít pitching she traded off between first base and short stop. The junior was also All League, All District and All Region.



Sydni Pauley, Roosevelt- Pauley was a force to be reckoned with at the plate, both when she was at bat and from her spot as catcher for the Bears. She finished her senior year with a .339 batting average and a .409 on base percentage. She led the team with 13 homeruns and had 54 RBI, 39 runs scored and 38 hits. Pauley also had a .982 fielding percentage.



Olivia Logan, Riverview- Just a junior, Logan led the Bucs with a .543 batting average this season, en route to a district final appearance. The third baseman had 38 runs on 57 hits in 105 at bats this season. Logan finished the year with 27 RBI, a .588 on base percentage and a .781 slugging percentage.



Erika Yancey, Huron- Yancey was key in the Chiefsí success this season. The senior star played in 29 games and had 55 hits in 102 at bats. She finished with a .539 batting average, a .584 on base percentage and a .853 slugging percentage. Yancey had 47 runs, 16 doubles and four homeruns to go with 20 RBI. She played in the All Star softball game and was named honorable mention All State and will continue her career at Davenport University next season.



Hailey Genaw, Allen Park- Just a freshman, Genaw made her name known as a dominant softball player in the area. As a third baseman and pitcher, she batted a .467 from the number three spot all year. Genaw finished with 49 hits, 40 RBI, 11 doubles and five homeruns with just five strikeouts all season. Coach Patsy Curnell said she improved all season and is excited to see her career continue. Genaw was All League, All Academic, All District and All Region.



Allison Ortman, Anderson- One half of the Titansí dominating batter, Ortman made all the calls behind the plate for Anderson this season. In 23 games played she had 36 hits in 72 at bats and smacked eight doubles and seven homeruns. Ortman finished with 23 RBI and had a .500 batting average, a .561 on base percentage and a .903 slug percentage.



Kerstyn Comerzan, Carlson- Comerzan was a force on the field for the Marauders this season. Just a junior, she led her team with a .533 batting average. She finished with 49 hits in 92 at bats and had 24 RBI, 41 runs, 15 doubles a triple and three homeruns. Comerzan recorded a .815 slug percentage, a .570 on base percentage and a .877 fielding percentage. She also had 15 stolen bases and was named All League.



Emma Sikina, Woodhaven- The Warriorsí leadoff hitter, Sikina always had a positive attitude and brought maximum effort to the team this season. She finished 2014 with a .432 batting average and had a .500 on base percentage with only one strikeout. Sikina tallied 13 stolen bases, one homerun, four triples and three doubles and had a .622 slugging percentage. In the field, she played shortstop for the Warriors



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Sammi Howell, Allen Park- Howell was another player for the Jaguars that could be moved all over the field, including pitcher and first base. At the plate, she finished with a .425 batting average with 17 RBI, six doubles, three triples and one homerun. Just a freshman, Coach Patsy Curnell said she played like a veteran no matter where she was asked to play and had a lot of power and stamina on the mound. Howell was named All League, All District and All Region.



Kristin Aslanian, Trenton- Aslanian led her team with a .383 batting average through the regional round of the MHSAA state playoffs this season. The senior finished with 29 RBI and 44 hits. The third baseman was also named All League, All District and All Region.



Idalis Antone, Melvindale- Just a sophomore, Antone led her Cardinals with a .414 batting average this season. The shortstop also finished with a .514 on base percentage and a .673 slugging percentage. Antone had 46 hits and 38 RBI in 2014. Antone was also named All League and All District.



Hannah Fisher, Woodhaven- Fisher was another positive spot on the Warrior roster. The senior finished with a .341 batting average, a .378 on base percentage and a .696 slugging percentage. She had 27 RBI, four homeruns, two triples and 10 doubles.

On the mound, Fisher pitched 77 innings, tallying up 58 strikeouts and finished with a WHIP of 1.82. She will be playing softball atHenry Ford Community College next year.



Alea Kainz, Roosevelt- Just a sophomore, Kainz led Roosevelt with a .463 batting average and a .500 on base percentage in 2014. In 123 at bats, Kainz tallied 40 RBI, 57 hits, 43 runs and three homeruns.



Courtney Neff, Trenton- Neff was another key in the Trojansí run to the regional round of the state playoffs. The senior had 14 wins on the mound with a 1.7 ERA and 140 strikeouts. At the plate, she batted a .354 and had 20 RBI and 45 hits. Neff was also named All League, All District and All Region.



Miranda Macko, Roosevelt- One of the more dominant pitchers, Macko helped lead her team to a district championship this season, pitching 203 innings for the Bears.



Autumn Dobrick, Melvindale- Dobrick was another strong spot in the Cardinal lineup for Coach Rey Linares. The sophomore utility player finished with a .401 batting average, a .645 on base percentage and a .527 slugging percentage. She also had 45 hits and 22 RBI. Dobrick was also named to the All League and All District teams.



Jackie Reitmeyer, Gabriel Richard- The junior shortstop led the Pioneers in hits, doubles, triples and RBIs as the third batter in the lineup all season. Reitmeyer finished the season with a .489 batting average and was named All District and All Catholic.



Angela Nappo, Cabrini- The junior outfielder led Cabrini with a .392 batting average, en route to a district final appearance. Nappo finished the season with 28 RBI and a .946 fielding percentage. She was named CHSL All Academic, All Distirct and All Region.



Natalie Loewengruber, Gabriel Richard- The junior thirdbaseman led Richard in runs and walks as the leadoff hitter in 2014, helping her team to the regional finals. Loewengruber finished with a .407 batting average and was named All Region, All Catholic and All Academic.





Skylar Crenshaw, Riverview- The senior helped lead her team to a distict final appearance in 2014 and finished the year with a .420 batting average. In 100 at bats, Crenshaw had 26 runs, 42 hits and 27 RBI. She finished with a .447 on base percentage and a .750 slugging percentage and also played in the MHSSCA All Star game and was named All State honorable mention.



Channing Brzys, Cabrini- The junior pitcher finished with a 16-8 record and a 3.6 ERA for the Monarchs this season. Brzys tallied 146 strikeouts and 37 walks in a season where she was named All Catholic, All District and All Region.



Summer Callahan, Huron- Callahan was another key in Huronís success in 2014. She had 42 hits in 91 at bats for a .462 batting average. She finished with 34 runs, 22 RBI, four doubles and two homeruns. Callahan also recorded a .484 on base percentage and a .571 slug percentage.

Alexia White, Huron- White played in just 23 games for the Chiefs this season, but still made quite the impression in the lineup. She finished with 38 hits in 78 at bats with 32 runs, six doubles, three triples and four homeruns. White had a .487 batting average, a .529 on base percentage and a .795 slugging percentage.



Katelyn Shivel, Anderson- The first baseman helped lead the Titans to their fifth district title in six years this season. She had 26 hits in 73 at bats for a .356 batting average. Shivel smacked six doubles and two homeruns to go with 15 RBI. She also finished with a .427 on base percentage and a .521 slugging percentage.



Hayley Genaw, Carlson- Genaw played in 25 games this season for Carlson and finished with a .400 batting average. She recorded 34 hits and 11 RBI to go with 33 runs. Genaw had 10 stolen bases and a .458 slug percentage and a .480 on base percentage. The senior was also named All League.







Allen Park: Carly Majier, Kailey Littleton

Trenton: Kersten Shelby, Hannah Bates, Carly Ford, Samantha Higdon, Madison Memeing, Michelle Kasenow

Huron: Courtney VanRiper, Julie Littler

Anderson: Kennedy Caldwell, Marissa Laginess

Carlson: Autumn Eagan

Melvindale: Bailey Konarski, Jessica Biggott, Savannah Hoak, Caitlin Fitzpatrick

Woodhaven: Alicia Craig, Bri Charron, Kacey Cassette

Riverview: Mariah Whitelock, Cloey Odor, Isabella Rocha

Roosevelt: Tierney Runions, Eleya Montroy, Selene Pauley

Last Updated: 9/3/2014 4:42:53 PM EST

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