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WSL Softball Elites Picked
Compiled by Frank Rizzo -- July 7,
Theresa Bauer • HM • outfield/catcher • SR:
Bauer began the season as the starting left fielder for the Lady
Eagles, but moved behind the plate after starting catcher Calley Sander
broke her finger only a few games into the season.
Bauer took the change of position in stride. She formed a great battery
with pitcher and best friend Mariah Gillow and put up good offensive
“Whenever we needed a hit, Theresa seemed to get it,” noted DV
Coach John Meyer. “And coming in from left field to catch wasn’t
easy. But she did her best.”
Bauer hit .442 on the season and knocked in nine runs. She also had
four doubles and a triple.
“She was a team player and a senior leader,” added Meyer. “She
always did what was best for the team.”
Alicia Peters • HM • shortstop • JR: “Alicia was the sparkplug
at the top of our lineup,” noted DV Coach John Meyer. “There were
plenty of times when we had a big inning and she was right in the
middle of it.”
Peters hit .422 this season and had 14 stolen bases. She also displayed
a keen eye at the plate, walking 16 times — an average of better than
one base-on-balls per game.
Meyer praised Peters for “doing the little things well.” He noted
that she was a skilled bunter and baserunner. Peters also played well
“She played a real good shortstop,” Meyer noted. “She worked
really hard and was a good fielder.”
Christina Head • HM • first baseman • JR: Head was a clutch
hitter for the Lady Eagles this season.
“All of her hits seemed to bring in runs,” said Meyer.
Head finished the season with a .340 average and 16 RBI.
Meyer also praised her fielding capabilities, noting that as the DV
first baseman, Head “dug out a lot of low throws and controlled other
Head also made her presence known on the pitching mound, pitching in a
few contests to give starter Mariah Gillow – who was named the WSL
MVP by league coaches – a needed break. Head finished the season with
a 2-0 mark.
“That was a big help for Mariah and the whole team,” Meyer
commented. “And it was good experience for Chris. She will most
likely be our starter next year.”
Karin Blaut • Senior
Pitcher • First Team
Karin Blaut • FT • pitcher • SR: Blaut seemed to be a key factor
in each Lady Yellow Jacket contest this past spring.
On the mound, she finished the year with a 10-6 mark. At the plate, she
had the team’s second-highest batting average (.405) and was tied for
the team lead in RBI (21).
“She is an excellent pitcher and should do well in college,” noted
coach Dot McCrone. “Karin is also good all-around player who should
do well no matter where she plays.”
“Karin was a senior leader and will be missed next season,” McCrone
Ashley Bohs • HM • second base • SR: Bohs rebounded from a bad
offensive start this season to make an impression on league coaches and
earn an honorable mention selection. Bohs improved on that slow start
to finish with a .250 batting average.
While Bohs may have slumped at the plate, she excelled defensively.
“She made very few errors and was our team leader in terms of
fielding percentage,” McCrone noted. “She turned a couple of double
plays as well.”
McCrone praised Bohs for being a senior leader on the Eldred squad.
“She will be missed,” the second-year coach said.
HAmanda Tice • HM • catcher • SO: Tice, who last year moved into
the Eldred School District from Port Jervis, led the Lady Yellow
Jackets in hitting this season. She hit .428 and tied Blaut for the
team lead in RBI with 21.
She also threw out 10 runners who were attempting to steal a base.
“Amanda was a great surprise for us,” McCrone said. “I’m glad
she moved into our district.”
Although she was only a sophomore, Tice exhibited leadership
characteristics normally reserved for seniors.
“She was a quiet leader and led by example,” McCrone stated. “And
she is a real hard worker. I’m glad she’ll be here for two more