Blue Mountain Community College sophomores Rayne Spencer and Savanna Zarate were two of the players honored when the NWAC released its softball regional all-star lists.

The Timberwolves were each voted to the second team by the East Region coaches, Zarate at infield and Spencer at catcher.

Both players had the ability to change a game with a single swing of the bat, and their power hitting helped keep the T-Wolves in the playoff hunt up to the last day of the regular season.

Spencer, from Pendleton, led the team with a .398 batting average in 28 league games, and also led the T-Wolves with 33 hits, 30 RBIs, 25 runs, 10 home runs, eight doubles and one triple.

Zarate, from Salem, was second in average (.283), hits (31), RBIs (25), home runs (7) and walks (11).

They were two of BMCC’s most important defenders as well.

Spencer only committed one error behind the plate for a .983 fielding percentage and threw out six runners on the base paths.

Zarate manned the hot corner at third base and was second among infielders with 42 defensive assists while holding a .928 fielding percentage.

Spokane, which won the region title before going on to win the NWAC Tournament, earned the Pitcher of the Year (sophomore Lindsie Scholwinski) and Coach of the Year (Janet Skaife). Scholwinski went 18-0 in league play with 15 complete games, a 0.76 ERA and 168 strikeouts.

East Region MVP went to Wenatchee Valley shortstop Iris Rodriguez. The sophomore batted for a .571 average with 56 hits, 62 RBIs, 44 runs, 18 doubles and seven home runs. She had a .933 fielding percentage with 64 assists.

———

NWAC East Region 2015 All-Stars

Coach of the Year: Janet Skaife, Spokane

Most Valuable Player: Iris Rodriguez, So, Wenatchee Valley

Pitcher of the Year: Lindsie Scholwinski, So, Spokane

FIRST TEAM

Pitcher

Liz Crookes, Wenatchee Valley

Kayla Andrews, Columbia Basin

Infield

Brinley Miller, Big Bend

Sydnie Malloy, Spokane

Shawnee Zink, Spokane

Madison Anthony, North Idaho

Brenna Elhart, Treasure Valley

Hunter Schneitter, Wenatchee Valley

Outfield

Sarah Gilliam, Columbia Basin

Berkley Fisher, Spokane

Ashleigh Lynch, Wenatchee Valley

Nikki Mather, Wenatchee Valley

Catcher

Sidney Hazen, Wenatchee Valley

Utility

Ambrea Cuellar, Treasure Valley

DH/DP

Jesse Schafer, Spokane

Hayden Fields, North Idaho

SECOND TEAM

Pitcher

Haylie Van Laethem, Spokane

Tori Almos, North Idaho

Jessica Capson, Treasure Valley

Infield

Savanna Zarate, , Blue Mountain

Katelyn Sage, Spokane

Lexi Miller, Spokane

Chloe McIntosh, North Idaho

Kenzie Barrera, Treasure Valley

Shanika Sawyer, Wenatchee Valley

Outfield

Tiffany King-Phillips, Big Bend

Shalaina Duford, Spokane

Katelyn Geyer, Spokane

Miranda Smith, WWCC

Catcher

Rayne Spencer, Blue Mountain

Utility

Hayley Fields, North Idaho

Jacie McDaniels, Walla Walla

DH/DP Lauren Dykstra, Wenatchee Valley

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.