Three Salado Lady Eagles received recognition on the Texas Sports Writers Association 2014 All-State Softball Team.
Senior Shyenne Hicks was named to the Class 2A First-Team squad; senior Morgan Hill and sophomore Malory Schattle were given honorable mention.
Salado had the most successful season in its history, advancing to the Elite Eight for the first time ever.
Hicks drove in a Class 2A state record 80 RBIs. She’ll attend the University of Texas A&M-Kingsville this fall on a softball scholarship.
“I’ve very excited for Shyenne to get this honor,” Lady Eagles head coach Kory Craddick said. “It’s a good reward for her.
“Shyenne is very strong and she’s an excellent hitter with a good approach at the plate. She tries to drive the ball to all fields. She was a very difficult out.”
Hicks earned All-Area First-Team honors and the District 22-2A Defensive MVP award.
“Shyenne was very solid at first base,” Craddick said. “She covered the bunt well, made good choices and was always quick on her feet.”
Craddick was also pleased the TSWA acknowledged Hill and Schattle.
The southpaw Hill was 25-8 in the circle and 8-2 in the postseason. Schattle had 75 RBIs and a team-high batting average of .591.
“It’s a great honor for Salado softball that we had three players awarded by the sportswriters,” Craddick said. “Morgan had a fantastic year for us; she was dominant in the circle. And Malory, even though she was just a sophomore, was our spark. She stepped into that lineup and made things happen for us.”
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