ILWACO - Nicole Adams-Davis and Codie Jenkins were unable to represent Ilwaco in the Washington State Feeder Series softball games in Centralia Friday because of preparation for graduation.Adams-Davis was voted MVP for the Lady Fishermen softball team, and Jenkins was named Inspirational player, as voted by their peers.Chelsea Gilgore was named the most improved player.
John Hayes and Tatiana Bullock won the Coaches Award for Ilwaco's track team.Most dedicated track athletes, and were Garrett Binion and Kari Knutzen; and most dedicated field awards went to Andrea Becken and Joe Goelz.Binion and Knutzen were also Most Inspirational and Binion was voted the Captain award. Jordan Williams and Gwen Gerke were given Most Improved honors.
Wednesday, the Fishermen's John Wright, playing in the state feeder game at LCC, grounded out and struck out while playing errorless ball in the outfield and at first base. Naselle's Derek Johnson pitched two innings in the game, striking out four opponents.He was 0-for-2 at the plate, but walked, stole second, and scored a run for the winning Cougar team.Wright was on the Husky squad that lost to the Cougars 13-2.
Players from R.A. Long, Mark Morris, Kelso, Toutle Lake, Kalama, Woodland, Castle Rock, and Cathlamet also participated in the senior feeder game that culminates in an All-State doubleheader in the Wenatchee area.Each of the six players was quick to say, "It was fun playing in the game, but a bit intimidating at first."
Johnson added, "There were some really good pitchers."
Golf coach Karl Johnson gave special plaques to Megan Saunders and Jennifer Noonan for their fine four years of competition for the Lady Fishermen.