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LADY MAVS LAND EIGHT PLAYERS ON 23-5A SOFTBALL TEAM

Lady Mavs land eight players on 23-5A softball team

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The Alvin Sun | 5/24/2018

PHOTO CREDIT: Prentice C. James

Junior catcher Brianna Garcia was named the offensive player of the year and freshman first baseman Riley Bennett earned newcomer of the year honors to head the Manvel Lady Mavericks’ eight selections to the All- District 23-5A Softball team.

Garcia and Bennett were joined on the first team by sophomore pitcher Sydney Macias and senior third baseman Alexis Uresti.

Garcia delivered a team-leading .610 batting average with 39 RBI’s, 35 runs scored, 12 doubles and two triples, while Bennett spanked the ball at a .535 clip with 43 RBI’s, 22 runs scored and nine doubles. Uresti batted .449 with 21 RBI’s, 43 runs scored and seven doubles and Macias provided a .400 average with 28 RBI’s and 19 runs scored.

Shadow Creek infielders Aniyah Burns and Zara Zayne also made the first team list.

Second team selections for Manvel went to freshman pitcher Addison Greak, freshman outfielder Nicole Blaise, sophomore outfielder Desiree De La Garza and freshman shortstop Peyton Wilsey.

Honorable mention status went to Ahmeera Bennett (Shadow Creek), Devon Lofton (Manvel), Karissa Schneider (Manvel) and Dazzlyn Woodard (Shadow Creek).

The Lady Mavs went 16-13-2 overall and advanced to the Class 5A area playoffs for the second straight year with a blow-out 16-0 victory over Houston Austin in the first round.

Other players named to the first team included catchers Sydney Benefiel (Elkins) and Tavery Ortiz (Texas City); infielders Jade Arroyo (Texas City), Morgan Childs (Santa Fe), Dani Davis (Elkins), Britaney Shaw (Galveston Ball), Zoie Garcia (Galena Park) and Mayya Holmes (Texas City); pitcher Maddy Blake (Santa Fe); outfielders Jules Garcia (Santa Fe), Deborah Jaeger (Texas City), Ryleigh Mata (Santa Fe), Sydney Moore (Texas City), Gabby Prets (Galveston Ball), Deija Russell (Elkins) and Ciara Trahan (Santa Fe); and designated player Mira Hickel.

Bailey Richey, of Galena Park, gained most valuable player accolades and Santa Fe’s Reese Reyna was named 23-5A’s top defensive player.

Rounding out the second team for 23-5A softball was catchers Rylie Bouvier (Santa Fe) and Julie Vazquez (Galena Park); infielders Maggie Childs (Santa Fe), Elaine Gonzalez (Galena Park), Kaila Lee (Galveston Ball), Lily Reed (Texas City) and Kassandra Vargas (Galena Park); pitcher Janae Giouard (Galveston Ball); and oufielders Marikate Maggi... Click here to read full article

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