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Softball: Chism named MVP – Ticknor earns Offensive MVP

By Reece Waddell | Published Saturday, June 2, 2018
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THROWING HEAT – Decatur junior Reagan Chism struck out 259 batters, earning her District 9-4A MVP. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Decatur junior Reagan Chism earned MVP honors in District 9-4A after leading the Lady Eagles to an appearance in the 4A Region II final.

Chism was a force for Decatur in the circle throughout the regular season and playoffs.

She guided the Lady Eagles to a perfect district record and sported a 1.57 ERA in 30 games pitched. Chism fanned 259 batters and only surrendered 27 walks.

Sophomore Jaci Ticknor was named Offensive MVP. She was a big bat in the heart of Decatur’s order, hitting .417 with 41 RBIs.

Freshman Brison Hesteande was tabbed Newcomer of the Year. She hit .455 and drove in 12 runs on 46 hits.

The Lady Eagles ended the year 25-6.

First-team selections for Decatur included Tristyn Trull, Samantha Cantu and Aliyah Smith.

Shortstop Morgen Davidson was the only Bridgeport player named to the first-team. She hit .538 for the Sissies and boasted a fielding percentage of .877.

2018 DISTRICT 9-4A SOFTBALL TEAM

MVP: Reagan Chism, Decatur

Offensive MVP: Jaci Ticknor, Decatur

Defensive MVP: Morgan Sebastian, Krum

Pitcher of the Year: Kat Wells, Sanger

Newcomer of the Year: Brison Hesteande, Decatur

Catcher of the Year: Kimbo Hopson, Sanger

Utility Player of Year: Maddie Goin, Krum

FIRST TEAM

Infield: Tristyn Trull, Decatur; Samantha Cantu, Decatur; Morgen Davidson, Bridgeport; Lindsay Beutnagel, Krum; Sarah Oellermann, Argyle ; Abby Williams, Argyle; Lynzie Rollins, Sanger

Outfield: Aliyah Smith, Decatur; Marley Straubmueller, Argyle; Mercedes Ibarra, Sanger; Tori Hamilton, Krum

SECOND TEAM

Infield: Lilly Hooks, Decatur; Emerson Coleman, Bridgeport

Outfield: Katie Hale, Decatur

HONORABLE MENTION

Bridgeport: Alexa Holzer, Faith Hicks

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