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2018 Sports in Kansas 4A-I All-State Softball Team

Morgan Mavers earned top honors in 4A-I after leading Indy to a second place finish.
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Jun 25, 2018

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Sports in Kansas has released its 2018 All-State Softball Team. Selections were finalized by Sports in Kansas with input from several media outlets in Kansas. Input was taken from coaches and athletic director nomination forms sent in to Sports in Kansas following the 2018 season, not prior. This is not the Coaches Association Team, this is from Sports in Kansas only. They also have an all-state team.


2018 Sports in Kansas 4A-I Player & Pitcher of the Year

Morgan Mavers, Independence, Jr

Mavers led the Bulldogs to a 4A-I state runner-up finish after going 12-1 on the season with a 1.85 ERA. She only allowed 51 hits in 71.2 innings pitched with 76 strikeouts. Mavers, a junior, is now 37-4 in the circle with a senior season left to play. Independence has taken third, third and now second in the three years with Mavers in the circle. Prior to the time she was in high school, they hadn't made the state tournament since 2001. She has a 5-1 record pitching at the state tournament after losing by one run in eight innings (5-4) to Andover Central, finishing 24-1 on the year. Not only did she get it done as a pitcher she also was near the top in the state in hitting as she had 47 hits in 25 games with a .573 batting average. She picked up 10 doubles, a homer and 34 RBI. She also scored 31 times for the back-to-back undefeated SEK League Champion.


Congratulations Morgan for being named the 2018 4A-I Pitcher of the Year and being selected as 1st team All State. We are so proud of you!! Your FirstOak Bank family

Congratulations Morgan! We are so proud of you on and off the field. Enjoy this moment you have earned it. We love you! Mom, Dad, Jase, Cameron, Nana and Papa Mavers, and Nana and Papa Fry.


2018 Sports in Kansas 4A-I Coach of the Year

Rita Frakes, Andover Central

Andover Central was not the favorite entering the 2018 softball tournament and had just a 12-10 record entering but ended up state champions for the first time since 2009. Central wasn’t loaded with all-state talent but put it together at the right time of the year as a full-team effort. The teams Andover Central beat in the three state tournament games were combined 64-5 prior to losing to Central. Just like her team fighting a battle as an underdog, Frakes also beat stage three breast cancer. What a finish for the Jaguars in 2018 to capture the 4A-I title and did so by beating previously undefeated Independence (5-4) in extra innings (8). 

Sports in Kansas 4A-I All-State Softball 

First Team - Order patch by email ASAP: sportsinkansas@gmail.com

P- Morgan Mavers, Independence

P- Lyssa Schabel, Independence

P- Kyla Etter, Eudora

P- Jordan Johnson, Paola

P- Gracie Johnston, Augusta

C- Kamryn Sparks, Piper

C- Audrey Miller, Tonganoxie

C- Aubree Lawrie, Independence

IF- Grace Barnes, Piper

IF- Hannah Burnett, Independence

IF- Delainey Fonoglio, Tonganoxie

IF- Sierra Smith, Eudora

IF- Chevelle Sartin, Arkansas City

OF- Macie Eck, Andale/Garden Plain

OF- Qynn Marquez, Independence

OF- Elizabeth Hays, Spring Hill

OF- Alexis Rymer, Piper

Util- Regan Smith, Spring Hill

Second Team - Order patch by email ASAP: sportsinkansas@gmail.com

P- Menley Westhoff, Ark City

P- Rachel Choate, Andale/Garden Plain

P- Amber Hildebrand, Wamego

C- Kalei Cline, Andover Central

C- Gaige Pinkerton, Spring Hill

IF- Samantha Greer, Basehor Linwood

IF- Kourtney Divine, Augusta

IF- Braylee Ruyle, Ark City

IF- Jadyn Jackson, Augusta

IF- Jordyn Maddex, Andover Central

IF- Molly Rison, Louisburg

IF- Kamryn Shaffer - Ottawa

IF- Taylor Howland, Independence

IF- Makenzie Sample, Tonganoxie

OF- Kirsten Birdwell, Ark City

OF- Torissa Hootman, Tonganoxie

OF- Brooklyn Strobel, Andover Central

OF- Kaitlyn Brown, Hays

OF- Shayla Schaper, Independence

Util- Bailea Crist, McPherson

Honorable Mention 4A-I All-State - Order patch by email ASAP: sportsinkansas@gmail.com

Hadley Colquhoun – Ark City, Kelsey Daniel – Ark City, Emilee Wells- Ark City, Katie Boline – Andover Central, Audrey Orlowski – Andover Central, Taylor Wolf – Andover Central, Sophie Johnson – Augusta, Ryleigh McLallen = Augusta, Morgan Pennycuff – Augusta, Bailey Pennycuff – Augusta, Tessa Ruggles – Winfield, Sydney Scanlon – El Dorado, Taylor Lambert – Circle, Sydney Herbert – Circle, Londyn Bardin – Circle, Madison Wheeler – Augusta, Mia Herbert – Circle, Jill McCaig – ElDorado, Annalise Young – El Dorado, Taylor Bruce – McPherson, Addie Fitzmorris – McPherson, Taylor Byerley – Winfield, Aleigha Gale – Winfield, Haley Gedrose – Winfield, Bailey Phillips – Winfield, Chloe Hoffman – Winfield, Isabella Hunt – Winfield, Rachel Bergkamp – Andale/Garden Plain, Rachel Blasi – Andale/Garden Plain, Shanda Cox – Andale/Garden Plain, Karlie Hopper – Andale/Garden Plain, Abby Gordon – Andale/Garden Plain, Brooke McCorkle – Wellington, Avery Rusk – Wellington, Rylee Rusk – Wellington, Jacelyn Buck – Wellington, Grace Find – Wellington, Sydney Adler – Rose Hill, Breanna Evans – Rose Hill, Madyson Thompson – Chanute, Taylor Thompson – Chanute, Tristan Gegg – Labette County, Katelyn Hellwig – Labette County, Kenady Poyner – Fort Scott, Aubrey Ard – Fort Scott, Lane Bohlken – Fort Scott, Chelsea Woman – Coffeyville, Mia Bryant _ Fort Scott, Lexi Mulburn – Fort Scott, Justye Rodriguez – Piper, Lauren Pappert – Piper, Lauren Wilson – Tonganoxie, Emma Golden – Piper, Audrey Miller – Tonganoxie, Sadie McWilliams – Basehlor Linwood, Emily Ashford – Bonner Springs, Regan Smith – Spring Hill, Jenna DeVore – Ottawa, Hannah Menefee – Paola, Kennedy Doherty – Eudora, Paige Cooper – Spring Hill, Justin Kennington – Ottawa, Aubrey Weatherbie – Paola, Devin Pucell – Eudroa, Laney Steging – Spring Hill, Hannah Pearce – Paola, Maci Debenham – Abilene, Lawsyn Rowden – Wamego, Katie Suther – Wamego, Amanada Luthi – Wamego, Sydney Hefty – Wamego, Reanna Harman – Hays, Jammie Martin – Ulysses, Gina Ballesteros – Ulysses, Nina Barker – Ulysses, Madison Servaes – Atchison, Erin Gallagher – Tonganoxie, Gaier Pinkerton – Spring Hill, Jasmine Ross – Athison, Sam Reynolds – Tonganoxie, Mariah Hess – Spring Hill, Lauren Gray – Tonganoxie, Lacey Coffman – Bonner Springs, Madelyn Waddell – HaysKelsey Daniel – Ark City, Emily Ashford – Bonner Springs

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