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November 14, 2013

Rader Named 1st-Team All State by Softball Coaches Association



Bethany Rader was named to the Missouri Class 1 first team all-state softball team by the state fastpitch coaches association.

A Scotland County senior was honored as one of the top 20 players in Missouri Class 1 softball. Bethany Rader was named to the first team all state by the Missouri State High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association. (MSHSFSCA).

Rader received an at large bid based on her combined performance as a pitcher and a hitter.

In her final season as a Lady Tiger, Rader recorded a 0.76 ERA in 101 innings. She allowed just 56 hits while striking out 110 batters. Equally as impressive were her numbers at the plate. She finished with a .473 batting average including four home runs and a team-high 26 RBIs. She struck out just twice in 65 plate appearances.

The four all-state pitchers were Katie Applegarth, a senior from Maysville; Karsyn Hejna, a senior from Walnut Grove; Mackenzie Hombs, a junior from Westran; and Lauren Dale, a junior from Knox County.

The first team infield consisted of Kristin Strong, a sophomore from Maysville; Aly Hundley a senior fron New Franklin; Sami Hill, a junior from King City; Darby Pruett, a senior from Naylor; Hayley Kendrick, a junior from Salisbury; Savannah Stiles, a senior from St. Elizabeth; and Rachel Boucher, a sophomore from Maysville.

Earning first-team all state at catcher were Emma Kemna, a junior from St. Elizabeth; Ashely Brown, a junior from Silex; and Lexi Herbert, a senior from King City.

In the outfield, first team all-staters were Kelsey Link, a senior from Westran; Charity McCoy, a senior from Naylor; Paige Couch, a junior from Knox County; and Jordan Breckenridge, a senior from King City.

Joining Rader as an at large selection was Melissa Schlotzhauer, a junior from Pilot Grove.

Named to the Class 1 all-state second team were infielders Christan Sauseda, a senior from Oran; Madesen Gage, a sophomore from Stanberry; Kelsi Land, a junior from Dora; Haley Craig, a sophomore from North Harrison; Cheyenne Kitchen, a junior from Westran; Charleece Schoonhoven, a senior from Salisbury; and Caty Barrett, a junior from Sturgeon.

Second team pitchers were Aubrey Jones, a junior from Oran; Shelby Friend, a senior from Newburg; Chelsey Roth, a junior from Montrose; Kalani Pihana, a senior from New Franklin; and Sidney Copeland, a junior from Polo.

Earning second team honors at catcher were Jackie Haley, a junior from Maysville; Ali Cummings, a senior from Oran; Jordan Smith, a junior from Dora; and Emily Bracher, a junior from Montrose.

Only one outfielder was named to the second team, Sara Montgomery, a senior from New Franklin.

Earning at-large bids as utility players were Riley Bremer, a senior from Stanberry; Autumn Hughes a senior from North Andrew; and Madson McKinney, a sophomore from Norborne.


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