Two Lady Saints are all-state

Published 9:57 am Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Virginia Independent Schools – Div. I
2011 All-State Softball Team

First Team
Kelsey Ritter – Nansemond-Suffolk
Raven Baytops – St. Catherine’s
Jessica Burk – Liberty Christian
Alexis Sargent – St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes
Sophie Gaiquinto – Bishop O’Connell
Jillian Ferraro – Bishop O’Connell
Mallory Wood – Liberty Christian
Micki Crouch – Bishop Ireton
Ashton Wince – Paul VI
Kyllian Harrison – Liberty Christian

Second Team
Macy Mears – Nansemond-Suffolk
Taylor Heasley – St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes
Jessica Eidt – Bishop O’Connell
Jilly Falle – Bishop O’Connell
Andrea Lowery – Liberty Christian
Elisa Marino – Paul VI
Mallory Knighton – Collegiate (Richmond)
Nicole Miller – Paul VI
Britney Tyree – Liberty Christian
Madi Clarke – Liberty Christian
Emily Hall – Flint Hill

NSA senior Kelsey Ritter hit .648 with 44 runs, 23 runs batted in, 11 doubles, seven triples and four homers this season. On the mound, Ritter went 9-2 with a 1.46 earned runs average and 62 strikeouts in 48 innings.

Mears, a freshman catcher and leadoff hitter for the Lady Saints, made no errors on the season. At the plate, Mears hit .701 with 43 runs, 22 RBI, 13 stolen bases, 10 doubles and eight triples.