Douglas high catcher Ryleigh Blaire directs the action during a Tiger softball game this season. Blaire was a first team all-region selection as Douglas’ top power hitter in 2021.
Photo by Ron Harpin.
It won’t surprise any Tiger softball fans to see that the pitcher-catcher duo of Talia Tretton and Ryleigh Blaire were both first team all-region selections when the teams were announced Monday.
Tretton, a freshman, ended her first high school campaign with the fourth most strikeouts in the state of Nevada, per MaxPreps, with 139.
In 79 2/3 innings of work, Tretton allowed 28 earned runs and an opponent batting average of .201.
She finished her first season with a 2.46 earned run average.
The Tiger rookie looked anything but at the plate this spring, hitting for a .420 batting average with 16 RBIs, five doubles and three home runs.
Douglas’ leader behind the plate was able to do even more damage at the dish.
With a .460 batting average, Blaire led the Tigers with seven homers and a team-high 20 RBIs.
Blaire ended the season with a .960 slugging percentage.
Douglas’ second pitcher Mackenzie Willis and leadoff hitter Eva McNinch were both honored with second team all-region selections.
In her sophomore campaign, Willis struck out 35 batters in 29 innings while hitting .233.
McNinch collected a team-high 65 plate appearance, where she hit for a .304 average with two doubles and nine RBIs. She successfully stole 9-of-10 bases for the Tigers in her junior campaign.
Natividad earns honorable mention nod
Douglas High’s Gabe Natividad was awarded with an honorable mention all-region selection for the Tiger baseball team.
The junior hit .259 in 20 games for Douglas while drawing 17 walks for an on-base percentage of .427.
In 13 1/3 innings on the hill, Natividad posted a 1.57 earned run average while punching out 18 batters.
First team all-region
P – Talia Tretton, Douglas, Fr.; P – Caydee Farnworth, Carson, Jr.; P – Makayla Webber, McQueen, Sr.; P – Josie Koelewyn, McQueen, So.; OF – Camryn Altimus, Reed, Jr.; OF – Ariana Lombardi, Reed, Jr.; OF – Carissa Andrews, Spanish Springs, Sr.; OF – Makena Dahir, Spanish Springs, So.; OF – Madelyn McAdara, McQueen, So.; IF – Kayli Mueller, Spanish Springs, Jr.; IF – Kylee Richart, Reed, Jr.; IF – Karolyn Glover, Reed, Sr.; IF – Gabrielle Assiff, Galena, Sr.; IF – Lauren Zimmerman, McQueen, Sr.; IF – Sylee Moxie, McQueen, Jr.; C – Alycia Coats, Reed, Sr.; C – Ryleigh Blaire, Douglas, Jr.; C – Kaylin Galvin, Reno, Sr.; UT – Corine Doran, Carson, So.; UT – Isabella Alosi, McQueen, So.
Most Valuable Player – Hailey McLean, Spanish Springs, Jr.
Pitcher of the Year – Danyelle Leone, Reed, Jr.
Offensive Player of the Year – Kedre Luschar, Carson, Sr.
Coach of the year – Jeff Davidson, Spanish Springs
Second team all-region
P – Ariana Wilson, Reed, Sr.; P – Mackenzie Willis, Doug, So.; P – Rylee Wyman, Bishop Manogue, Jr.; OF – Trinity Cossette, Reed, Sr.; OF – Angelina Micone, Spanish Springs, So.; OF – Kenady Converse, Reno, Jr.; OF – Alli Tallman, Bishop Manogue, So.; OF – Sofia Mares, Damonte Ranch, So.; OF – Elliotte Phinney, Galena, Sr.; IF – Delaney Parks, Spanish Springs, Sr.; IF – Eva McNinch, Douglas, Jr.; IF – Shannen von Duering, Carson, Jr.; IF – Evelyn Vallejo, Reno, Sr.; IF – Ava Bonk, Damonte Ranch, Sr.; IF – Avery Cordell, Damonte Ranch, So.; C – Jordyn Jensen, Bishop Manogue, Jr.; UT – Kennedy Dudley, Spanish Springs, Jr.; UT – Piper Hulme, McQueen, Sr.
Brooklyn Cooper, Galena; Ali Demosthenes, Galena; Leslie Ruiz, Damonte Ranch; Shannon Kenney, Damonte Ranch; Payton Jones, Reed; Devon Kirkendoll, Spanish Springs; Isabel Esau, Bishop Manogue; Morgan Tisdale, Bishop Manogue; Madison Banas, Reno; Gianna Pauletto, Reno; Kyla Olson, McQueen; Taylor Murphy, Carson.