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North Medford's Maryssa Becker was named Southern Oregon Hybrid pitcher of the year for the third straight season in all-conference voting conducted by the league's coaches.
The Black Tornado's Mike Mayben was named coach of the year, and the team placed a league-high six players on the first team. Roseburg had five.
Roseburg senior Megan Larkin, an infielder, was player of the year.
North Medford, No. 1 in the OSAA rankings, went unbeaten in 12 SOH games and took a 25-2 record into a scheduled Class 6A second-round playoff game Wednesday against Southridge.
Becker, a senior right-hander who has signed to play for Louisville, finished the regular season with a 14-1 record and a 0.63 ERA. She also had 179 strikeouts in 992/3 innings against just 16 walks.
Other first-team selections for the Black Tornado were senior catcher Katie Williamson, junior infielder Joci Ellis, senior outfielder Michelle Draper, sophomore outfielder Grace Jovanovic and junior utility/designated hitter Katie Ramsay.
Crater had two first-team choices in senior infielder Malorie Mitchell and senior outfielder Allie Winningham.
Pitcher — Maryssa Becker, North Medford, Sr.; Makinna Akers, Roseburg, Sr.
Catcher — Katie Williamson, North Medford, Sr.; Jacey Conklin, Roseburg, So.
Infield — Joci Ellis, North Medford, Jr.; Megan Larkin, Roseburg, Sr.; Allyssa Hunt, Roseburg, Sr.; Malorie Mitchell, Crater, Sr.; Baylee Wyscaver, Roseburg, Fr.
Outfield — Michelle Draper, North Medford, Sr.; Grace Jovanovic, North Medford, So.; Jessa Perkinson, Roseburg, Jr.; Allie Winningham, Crater, Sr.
Utility/DH — Katie Ramsay, North Medford, Jr.
Player of the Year — Megan Larkin, Roseburg, Sr.
Pitcher of the Year — Maryssa Becker, North Medford, Sr.
Coach of the Year — Mike Mayben, North Medford.
Pitcher — Amy Robinson, Grants Pass, So.; Alexis Barkwell, North Medford, Jr.
Catcher — Tia Garrett, South Medford, Jr.; Aleah Stevens, Grants Pass, Jr.
Infield — Maddie Gates, North Medford, Jr.; Alexis Barkwell, North Medford, Jr.; Nicole Godwin, Grants Pass, So.; Sydney Reynolds, Roseburg, Sr.; Brittany Miller, South Medford, Jr.
Outfield — Keisha Williams, North Medford, Jr.; Alex Craft, Crater , Jr.; Taylor Thomas, Grants Pass, So.; Krystal Williams South Medford , So.
Utility/DH — Rachael Moore South Medford, So.
Infield — Sadie Zozaya, Grants Pass, Sr.; Halee Rose, Grants Pass, So.; Danielle Taylor, Grants Pass, So.; Lauren Estremado, Crater, Sr.
Ouffield — Emily Cary, North Medford, Sr.; Stephanie Norrick, Grants Pass, So.
Utility/DH — Katie Britton, Crater, Sr.