The area was well represented on the Class A All-State softball team released by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association on Monday.
Eight players were chosen to the first two units, four on the first team and four on the second.
State runner-up Moorefield had the bulk of selections, including three on the first team.
The Inter-Mountain photo by Edgar Kelley
East Hardy catcher Marilyn Cassell was one of many area players selected to the Class A softball team released on Monday.
Pitcher Danica Rogers, infielder Beth Cook and outfielder Kelsey Hines all garnered first-team honors for the Lady Yellow Jackets, who finished with an impressive 34-6 overall record this season. All three players are sophomores.
Rogers posted a 10-1 record on the year. She had a 1.49 ERA?and struck out 90 batters. Cook hit a whopping .570 with three home runs and 27 RBIs, while Hines batted .451 with four homers and 45 RBIs.
Pendleton County hurler Codi Evick joined the three Moorefield players on the first team. Evick, a senior, recently signed to play softball at West Virginia State.
Three East Hardy players were selected to the second team as pitcher Jodie Funkhouser, infielder Rayann Foltz and catcher Marilyn Cassell made the list.
Moorefield junior outfielder Jayme Fraley was also a second team selection.
Fraley's teammate Taylor Zuber was named to the special honorable mention team and was joined by East Hardy's Autumn Mathias and Pendleton County's Raven Turner.
Nicole Hedrick (Pendleton County), Miranda McNabb (Pocahontas County), Morgan Mongold (East Hardy), Bekah Simmons (Tucker County), Shannon Whitehair (Tucker County), Shayna Vetter (Moorefield) and Katelynn Wills (Moorefield) were selected to the honorable mention team.
Other first team selections include Mandy Cokeley (St. Marys), Tara Paczewski ( Cameron), Brittany Miller (Wheeling Central), Chelsey Parkins (Buffalo) Abbi Fetty (St. Marys), Cassidi Richmond (Cameron), Lacy Perkins (Doddridge County), Kristin "Boogie" Grose (St. Marys), Katie Higginbotham (Buffalo), Jessica Puddister (South Harrison), Ali Burdette (Buffalo), Morgan Wheeler (Fayetteville), Casey Cunningham (Buffalo) and Ashlie LaFalce (Doddridge County). Paczewski was named captain of the first unit.