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The duo of the EP, Heiken of Ashland, North’s Miles received recognition from the first team

Eagle Point produced one of the most powerful offensive attacks at the 5A class of softball last season, and the Eagles were duly recognized for this mastery in a statewide vote recently by state coaches.

Eagle Point teenager Sidney Boren and sophomore Jocelyn Hanan secured recognition from the first team at level 5A to overtake a quartet of local first teams in the 6A and 5A lists.

North Medford junior Samara Miles was the only local in the 6A first team, while senior Gabby Haken won one of three 5A first team nominations for South Oregon.

Boren and Hanan contributed to the Eagle Point attack, which totaled 292 runs in 28 games (10.4 on average) and finished second in the Midwestern League standings to Crater.

Boren took his place in the first team’s home team after finishing the regular season with a mediocre .614 with 59 RBIs and 42 runs. She finished with 11 home runs out of a total of 33 hits with extra base.

Hanan was declared an outfielder by the first team after hitting a .32 with 36 runs and 26 RBIs. She scored 12 pairs for the Eagles, who finished just behind Wilsonville (333 runs in 31 games) in the race for the most productive attack in 5A.

Haiken, Ashland’s short stop, led the Grizzlies to midfield (.547), doubles (12), home runs (6) and RBI (46) to help his team qualify for the state playoffs for the first time since 2009. and for the sixth time in school history. Heiken also scored 34 runs and hit just twice last season.

Miles, the Black Field Tornado’s left fielder, was selected as the first team in 6A softball after leading North Medford with an average of 0.518 for the team with 22 runs and 12 RBIs.

In another 5A confession, Kylie Davis of Crater (embedded player), Alexis Perez (pitcher), Alice Kilbain (outfielder) and Taylor Kenworthy (embedded player) joined Ashland’s Glory Pistole second team roster (useful).

Crater Junior catcher Lilli Reid won a nod for a third team.

Davis was named MWL Player of the Year earlier after leading a balanced attack on Crater, finishing third in Level 5A with 286 runs in 28 games. The senior hit .381 with 17 RBIs and team results in runs (41) and stolen bases (22).

Perez, the pitcher of the year in the MWL, made a 9-3 with a 2.09 ERA as a sophomore, posting 66 outs and only 17 walks in 70 1/3 innings.

Kilbane overtook the Comets with 30 RBI to go with 32 runs, 11 stolen bases and an average hit of 0.430, while fellow junior Kenworthy hit 0.457 with 22 runs and 12 RBI and Reed hit .39 with 21 runs and 15 RBI.

Pistol, a sophomore, hit a .462 with five home runs and 10 doubles to go with 35 runs and 35 RBI for the Grizzlies.

At level 6A, Mountainside senior Addison Kachnik and McMinnville senior Brynn McManus were named teammates of the year, and Tigard senior, Makenna Reid, was pitcher of the year. Tigard’s Pete Costel was named 6A Coach of the Year.

Pendleton chairman Sauron Garten was named 5A Player of the Year, and Lebanese sophomore Trinity Holden won the Pitcher of the Year award, while Pendleton’s Tim Kerry was named 5A Coach of the Year.

The state class 4A softball team has not yet been released.

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Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune Eagle Point juniors Sidney Boren was one of three local first-team selections in the state’s 5A class team.

Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune Ashland, senior Gabby Heiken, led the Grizzlies with a mediocre .547 and 46 RBIs.

Jocelyn Hanan of Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneEagle Point made an out-of-season catch last season.

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