Exploding Whale Sports
June 19, 2021, 3:19am
Siuslaw junior Bailey Overton has been named to the 4A State All-Star Softball first team as voted by coaches statewide, Vikings coach Sean O'Mara announced Friday.
"It is an incredible recognition of the season Bailey Overton had this past year," O'Mara said.
Overton hit .489 for the season, with 8 home runs, 18 RBIs and 21 runs scored in 45 at bats. She also stole six bases.
"The four home runs in four at bats in the last game of the season — back to back to back to back — I am fairly certain had something to do with the selection," O'Mara said. "That is simply unheard of."
Of her 22 hits, 17 were for extra bases, including seven doubles and two triples to go with eight homers.
Overton struck out only three times all season.
The Lady Vikings' standout shortstop was one of seven infielders on the first team, which also featured five outfielders, three pitchers, two catchers and a utility player.
"Since I have been involved with the softball program at Siuslaw, which goes back to 1996, I don't believe Siuslaw has ever had a first-team all-state softball athlete," O'Mara said.
"We have had athletes in some years get on the second team, third team or be honorable mention. But, we do not have any record of a first-team all-state athlete in our record books from any prior season."
Marist senior Layla Martinez was player of the year and Marist's Stefan Schroffner was coach of the year.
The Spartans, who won the 4A State Showcase title, had five first-team players, including infielders Martinez and junior Chelsea Rustik, sophomore outfielder Paige Doerr, junior pitcher Malia Williams and junior catcher Madeleine Hopkins.
Henley had seven first-team players.
Player of the year — Layla Martinez, Marist, senior
Coach of the year — Stefan Schroffner, Marist
Infield — Bailey Overton, Siuslaw, junior; Layla Martinez, senior, Marist; Beth Hamilton, Henley, junior; Jayde Wiggins, La Grande, senior; Elizabeth Powell, Henley, junior; Chelsea Rustik, Marist, junior; Maddy Vandehey, Banks, senior.
Outfield — McKinley Hudson, Henley, senior; Malia Mick, Henley, junior; Hailey Frame, Banks, senior; McKaylee Orton, La Grande, senior; Paige Doerr, Marist, sophomore.
Pitcher — Malia Williams, Marist, junior; Carli Moore, Henley, senior; Sophie Bell, La Grande, senior.
Catcher — Madison Perez, Henley, senior; Madeleine Hopkins, Marist, junior.
Utility — Carli Moore, Henley, senior.
Infield — Alexis Bales, Cascade, senior; Keilie Schroffner, Marist, freshman; Abby Jeppsen, Cascade, junior; Elia Baley, Mazama, sophomore; Hayden Rockwell, Banks, junior; Erica Schones, Newport, senior; Kinzy Bowen, La Grande, junior.
Outfield — Sydney Maller, Banks, junior; Emma Hilfiker, Cascade, junior; Jad Beaumont, Stayton, senior; Kaylin Yea, Marshfield, senior; Mikaila Saathoff, Philomath, senior; Kailee Bode, Cascade, freshman; Josie Bolstad, Phoenix, senior.
Pitcher — Kennedy Lease, Mazama, junior; Hattie Imbler-Bremner, Newport, senior; Hannah Walliman, Cascade, junior; Grace Neer, La Grande, junior.
Catcher —Harley Creech, La Grande, senior; Olivia Wyatt, Banks, sophomore; Brenna Wilson, Junction City, junior; Reagan Larson, Philomath, junior.
Utility — Lindsey Sargent, Marist, senior.
Infield — Jaimy Bangert, Cascade, junior; Nessa Hurliman, Tillamook, senior; Chloe Bauer, Valley Catholic, sophomore; Halie Helmerson, Astoria, senior; Erin Owsley, Seaside, junior; Raelyssa Goff, Phoenix, junior; Ayden King, Junction City, junior; Delaney Vibbert, Madras, senior; Marrin McLeod, Gladstone, senior.
Outfield — Delaney McNett, Gladstone, sophomore; Ila Bowles, Seaside, junior; Addy McGirr, Mazama, sophomore; Riley Peeler, Elmira, junior; Persephone Johnston, Junction City, junior.
Pitcher — Emma Biederman, Astoria, senior; Torrin Richardson, Tillamook, junior; Gracie Rhodes, Seaside, senior; Imari Gabica, Elmira, junior.
Catcher — Malia Groshong, Valley Catholic, freshman.
Utility — Courtney Haffner, Elmira, senior; Marrin McLeod, Gladstone, senior; Stevie Singler, Newport, junior.