PREP SOFTBALL

Becker, Mayben land top SOH honors

SOH-champion North posts six on first team

May 23, 2013

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.

All-SOH Softball

FIRST TEAM

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.

SECOND TEAM

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.

HONORABLE MENTION

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.