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Softball has a host of all-state selections this season

| June 5, 2024 7:20 AM

Hungry Horse News

Four players from the State A champion Columbia Falls Wildkats — Maddie Moultray, Haden Peters, Demye Rensel and Tayler Lingle — were named All-State for softball in voting by the Northwest A coaches.

Columbia Falls freshman Onnika Lawrence was named first-team all-conference.

Moultray was the ace pitcher on the Wildkats’ back-to-back championship teams: She threw 139 2/3 innings this season, with a 2.06 earned run average and 238 strikeouts. Moultray also hit .521 with 12 home runs — including a critical three-run shot in the final game against Billings Central — and 44 runs batted in.

Peters, like Moultray a three-time All-State selection, hit .476 with 11 doubles, seven homers and 43 RBIs.

Rensel, the third senior alongside Moultray and Peters and Columbia Falls’ catcher, hit .443 with seven home runs and 36 RBIs. Lingle, a junior leadoff hitter, hit .477 with a .586 on-base percentage, 18 stolen bases and 48 runs scored for the 26-4 Kats.

Lawrence hit .408 with five homers, 36 RBIs and 44 runs scored.

Columbia Falls had seven players honored total: Junior Annika Reid made second-team and junior Italia Hoerner was honorable mention.