Douglas girls named to softball roster |

Douglas girls named to softball roster

by Chuck Smock

Douglas softball players Michelle Roza, Hillary Moreira and Tarrah Kizer have been named to the Northern 4A All-Conference second team for their roles in helping the Tigers finish third at the zone tournament and advance to the state tournament.

Roza, the lone senior on the DHS roster, batted .360 with four home runs and had a fielding percentage of .850 at third base.

“Michelle was definitely the team leader,” Douglas coach Ken Carr said. “She is just a tremendous athlete with a real good glove.

“And even though she was a power hitter, she gladly gave the bunt when we needed it.”

Moreira, who played first base this season, was named to the all-conference second team for the second year in a row. As a sophomore last year, Northern 4A coaches voted her to the second team at designated hitter.

Moreira hit five home runs this season, batted .508 and finished the year with a fielding percentage of .980.

As the Tigers’ cleanup hitter, she often played entire games without seeing a good pitch to hit. In two wins over Reed and Reno in the zone tournament, Moreira walked five times in seven at-bats.

“Toward the end of the season, teams pitched around her, and rightfully so,” Carr said. “If you pitch to her, she’s going to hurt you.”

Kizer, a freshman and Douglas’ top pitcher, picked up postseason honors at designated hitter.

“Tarrah has lots of power and she’s a good contact hitter,” Carr said. “When she gets a hold of one, it’s going to go somewhere very far and somewhere very fast.”

Junior pitcher Jodi Gonzales and sophomore second baseman Allie Walling received honorable mention recognition.

Wooster pitcher Jenne Bator was voted Player of the Year.

The first-team pitchers were Wooster’s Chelsea Crosby, Galena’s Jennifer Molinari, Reed’s Whitney Smith and Reno’s Jackie Rinehart.

The first-team infield was made up of Galena’s Tiffany Kristie, first base; Reno’s Joyce Cathey, second base; Wooster’s Maggie Lazzari, shortstop; Carson’s Nicole Freeman, third base; and Reed’s Megan O’Conner, catcher.

Outfielders Hallie Ellifritz (Fallon), Brooke Holland (Galena) and Wooster’s Cindy Elkins and Caitlin Kintop were voted to the first team.

Reed’s Amber Nessman was named the first-team designated hitter and Galena’s Teresa Miller was selected the first-team utility player.