The Iowa Girls Coaches' Association has announced the selections for the all-state softball teams. The amount of talent locally was evident as over a dozen athletes were selected.
On the Class 5A team, Muscatine's Rylie Moss and Kaylie Reynolds were selected to the second team. Moss, a sophomore, led the Muskies with a .468 batting average and .507 on-base percentage. She also added 38 stolen bases, 19 runs batted in and six doubles.
Reynolds, a senior, hit .452 on the season with a .511 on-base percentage as well as 55 RBIs, 20 doubles and eight home runs for the Muskie team that ended 31-8.
The third team included Muskie infielder Kaylynn Salyars, a sophomore, who hit .444 with an even .500 on-base percentage. Salyars had 16 doubles and six home runs, driving in 50.
Area schools received six selections in Class 3A.
Hailey and Kylee Sanders were both first-teamers for a Louisa-Muscatine team that finished second in Class 3A, going 35-5. Hailey, a junior, was one of the best pitchers in the state this season with a 21-1 record. Opponents had just a .109 batting average against her and her ERA was a minuscule 0.83 with 283 strikeouts. The junior also hit .437 at the plate and had 14 doubles and 28 RBI.
Kylee, a sophomore, led L-M in batting average (.496), on-base percentage (.564) and stolen bases (10).
Additionally, Haylee Lehman and Isabelle True made first-team all-state from West Liberty, which finished third in Class 3A with a 30-6 record.
Lehman, a junior, hit .602 with a .645 on-base percentage. She also had 30 stolen bases, 11 RBI, four doubles and four triples.
True, a senior, was the ace of the Comet pitching staff. For the season, she ended with a 19-4 record, a 1.38 earned run average, .172 opponent batting average and 192 strikeouts.
They were joined by teammates Austyn Crees (a junior) on the second-team and Macy Akers (senior) on third-team all-state.
Crees hit .462 with a .573 on-base percentage with a team-high 34 RBIs and four home runs.
Akers' maintained a .396 average, .492 on-base percentage and 30 RBI.
At the Class 2A level, three representatives from Durant were selected. Those were Ruby Kappeler to the first-team, Kamryn Meyer to the second-team and Hannah Happ to the third-team, all of whom are seniors.
Kappeler finished with a .487 average and .519 on-base, adding eight home runs, 32 RBI, 17 doubles and 38 stolen bases for the Wildcats, who finished 29-7.
Happ finished with a .410 average and a .458 on-base percentage while also recording 18 RBIs, 11 stolen bases and six doubles.
Meyer ended with a 19-4 record on the mound with 215 strikeouts, a 0.64 earned run average and a .144 opponent batting average. She also hit for a .299 average and .333 on-base percentage with 21 RBI and five doubles.
Senior Emma Reid of Wapello was also selected to the third-team, as was Kortney Drake (senior) and Mallory Lange (freshman) from Wilton.
Reid had a .318 batting average, .417 on-base percentage with 10 RBIs, four double and seven stolen bases for the 17-15 Arrows.
Drake finished her career at Wilton by sporting a .457 batting average and .496 OBP while adding 20 stolen bases, 15 RBI and 13 doubles. The Beavers finished with a 18-20 record.
Lange hit to the tune of a .467 average and a .486 on-base percentage with 20 RBIs, 17 stolen bases and 11 doubles.