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Maple Ridge softball players named all-conference

Two Maple Ridge softball players took honours after their U.S. college campaign with the Seward County Lady Saints.

Leading the pack for the Lady Saints on the All-Conference/All-Region teams was sophomore first baseman Becky Allen. She was not only was named to the first team, but was also the league’s Most Valuable Player.

Allen was nothing short of spectacular for the Lady Saints, as the team leader in batting average (.443), doubles (26), home runs (9), and RBIs (68). Allen’s 26 doubles led all players in the Jayhawk West conference, as did her 68 RBIs. Her 26 doubles were also good for second nationally and tied the Seward County all-time record for doubles in a season.

Sophomore outfielder Andrea Sitter was a sparkplug for Seward both offensively and defensively, starting all 60 games as the centerfielder.

She was second on the team with a .436 average and led the Lady Saints in both hits with 96 and stolen bases with 38.

The impressive hits and steal numbers were the second most in a single season ever at the school.

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