The 2016 Texas Sports Writers Association all-state softball teams were released on Sunday.
Locally, District 18-4A’s Kaci Bachtel (Fairfield) was the lone representative from the district named to the Class 4A Honorable Mention team as a utility player.
Coach of the Year: Arthur Behrend, La Grange
Player of the Year: Missy Zoch, La Grange
Pitcher: Missy Zoch, La Grange; Casey Kauder, Caldwell; Reagan Richardson, North Lamar
Catcher: Megan Crosby, Needville
First base: Amber Loehr, La Grange
Second base: Briana Angel, La Grange
Third base: Kurstin Martin, Liberty
Shortstop: Blake-Ann Fritsch, La Grange
Outfield: Khadija Oritola, Pleasant Grove; Rachel Miller, Rusk; Casey Ramey, Needville
Utility/DP: Ali Saldivar, Princeton