Burns Softball Dominates District Awards

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The Burns Hilanders softball team ended the regular season with a perfect 12-0 record for the 3A Special District 2 and a third-place ranking in the state 3A poll. With that amount of success also comes personal recognition as the coaches of the district have come out with their votes for all-district.

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Burns junior Merissa Medley was chosen as Player of the Year and sophomore pitcher Ayla Davies picked up Pitcher of the Year after mowing down opponents all season. Burns coach Robert Medley picked up the Coach of the Year award.

In addition to the Burns honorees, the following players also received awards:

First Team

Pitchers – Ayla Davis (Burns), Liz Rowley (Enterprise/Wallowa/Joseph)

Catcher – Merissa Medley (Burns)

Infield – Lexi Cleaver (Vale), Aimee Meyers (Enterprise/Wallowa/Joseph), Sophie Miller (Enterprise/Wallowa/Joseph), Lacie Tiller (Burns)

Outfield – Kacie Jacobs (Vale), Liz Rowley (Enterprise/Wallowa/Joseph), Macy Temple (Burns)

First Base – Cooper Nave (Enterprise/Wallowa/Joseph)

DP – Gracie Mello (Burns)

Utility – Rilyn Kirkland (Enterprise/Wallowa/Joseph)

Second Team

Pitchers – Lea Garner (Nyssa), Payton Perry (Vale)

Catcher – Lauren Sapp (Nyssa)

Infield – Priscilla Chapa (Irrigon), Morgan Johns (Nyssa), Maddisyn Rico (Umatilla), Ashley Wright (Burns)

Outfield – Kiersten Anderson (Nyssa), Alex Rowley (Enterprise/Wallowa/Joseph), Kyleigh Wheeler (Umatilla)

First Base – Brogan Payne (Vale)

DP – Jenny Trujillo (Nyssa)

Utility – Libby Hartley (Umatilla)

Honorable Mention

Pitchers – Piper Dilley (Umatilla), Leauna Dupuy (Burns), Aimee Meyers (Enterprise/Wallowa/Joseph)

Catchers – Shelby Harshman (Enterprise/Wallowa/Joseph), Thalia Trujillo (Umatilla), Jessica Williams (Vale)

Infield – Taylor Cassity (Nyssa), Mattie Woodbury (Burns)

Outfield – Maddy Churchill (Vale), Leyla Guttierez (Irrigon), Sydney Hopkins (Enterprise/Wallowa/Joseph), Maci Marr (Enterprise/Wallowa/Joseph), Destiny Reyes (Nyssa), Justine Tido (Riverside)

First Base – Brooklyn Johns (Nyssa), Mackenzie King (Burns), Makaila Lantis (Riverside)

Utility – Natalia Gridley (Irrigon), Clarrisa Sanchez (Riverside)

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