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Class A all-state softball team: State champ Pirates land four on first team
Class A all-state softball team: State champ Pirates land four on first team

Four members of the Polson Pirates, who captured their first state championship last weekend, were named to the first team of the Class A all-state softball squad, which was announced on Wednesday.

Senior infielder Ashley Meidinger, one of the Pirates' top hitters, garnered first-team honors for the second straight season.

Joining Meidinger on the first team were senior infielder Jackie Johnson, senior outfielder Becky Owen and junior catcher Lena Daily. Johnson was named to the first team as a sophomore.

Polson won seven straight games last weekend on its home field, including four on Saturday to capture the state championship.

Central A champion Hamilton placed three players on the first team: junior pitcher Melissa Weston, senior catcher Ashley Dutton, and senior infielder Krystle Peterson. Weston went 17-5 and helped the Broncs to a third-place state finish.

Whitefish senior outfielder Chelsi Howe was the other western Montana player picked to the first team. Howe, the daughter of former major league baseball player Steve Howe, garnered first-team honors last season and second-team honors as a sophomore.

Butte Central outfielder Kelsey Orizotti was the other repeat selection to the first team.

Polson seniors Amber Wock and Erin Turnage were among seven western Montana players named to the second team. Wock finished 14-2 and won five games at state. Turnage, a pitcher/outfielder, went 7-5 during the season.

Libby's Stacey Bothman, Whitefish's Laura Harthan, Columbia Falls' Melissa McReynolds, Corvallis' Kayla Chavez, and Hamilton's Karly Manning were also selected to the second team.

2001 Class A all-state softball team as voted by Montana's Class A softball coaches:

First team

P - Sami McDonald, Sr…….Laurel

P - Melissa Weston, Jr…….Hamilton

C - Lena Dailey, Jr…….Polson

C - Ashley Dutton, Sr…….Hamilton

IF - Ashley Meidinger, Sr…….Polson

IF - Krystle Peterson, Sr…….Hamilton

IF - Jackie Johnson, Sr…….Polson

IF - Kelsey Orizotti, Sr…….Butte Central

IF - Calley Rigg, Sr…….Billings Central

OF - Becky Owen, Sr…….Polson

OF - Chelsi Howe, Sr…….Whitefish

OF - Jessie VanDaveer, Sr…….Butte Central

Utility - Mandy Burns, Sr…….Browning

Utility - Liz Henrich, Jr…….Butte Central

Second team

P - Ashley Dobson, Sr…….Billings Central

P - Amber Wock, Sr…….Polson

C - Brook Lowman, Sr…….Laurel

C - Molly Jacobson, Sr…….Billings Central

C - Ciana Roeber, Sr…….Butte Central

IF - Tonya Saatzer, So…….Laurel

IF - Tiff Saatzer, So…….Laurel

IF - Chelsi Diedrich, So…….Billings Central

IF - Laura Harthan, Jr…….Whitefish

IF - Stacey Bothman, Sr…….Libby

IF - Melissa McReynolds, Jr…….Columbia Falls

OF - Kate Koyama, Jr…….Hardin

OF - Kayla Chavez, Jr…….Corvallis

OF - Karly Manning, Sr. ……Hamilton

OF - Erin Turnage, Sr…….Polson

Utility - Fray Bustos, Fr…….Billings Central

Utility - Melissa Roth, Jr…….Hardin

Honorable mention

P - Lindsay Thatcher, Jr., Butte Central; P - Lacey Thompson, Sr., Libby. C - Kori Fansler, Sr., Libby; Courtney Durham, Sr., Belgrade. IF - Kelli Unrein, So., Glendive; Meghan Foley, Sr., Butte Central; Cara Irvine, Jr., Ronan; Chelsey Smith, Jr., Hamilton. Utility - Chanel Evanoff, Jr., Corvallis; Mae Clark, So., Whitefish. OF - Marcy Wiseman, Sr., Glendive; Kate Bolewicz, Sr., Belgrade; Margaret Landry, Jr., Billings Central; Erika VanMaanen, Jr., Ronan; Mandi Foss, So., Libby.

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