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Persing named Mid-Penn Conference MVP

After winning the PIAA Class A softball championship last week, Montgomery pitcher Faith Persing added another accolade to her impressive resume: Mid-Penn Conference Most Valuable Player.

The Red Raider senior pitcher was named the league MVP, as the Mid-Penn all-stars for softball and baseball were released.

Persing was also a first-team pitcher alongside Muncy sophomore Nolah Moyer.

Montgomery, the Class A state champions, had a number of players on the first and second teams. On the first team were senior Taylor McRae (infield), senior Jenna Waring (outfield), senior Shelby McRae (catcher) and senior Kaitlyn Raemsch (utility). Montgomery senior Kaylei Snyder was a second-team outfielder.

Muncy had a number of players receive accolades as well.

In addition to Moyer, junior Alaina Brelsford, junior Isabelle Gush, sophomore Casey Fry and senior Lily Frederick were all infield all-stars on the second team. Freshman Taylor Shannon was a second-team all-star at catcher.

Bucktail senior Jordan Burrows, who had an outstanding season offensively and defensively for the Bucks, was a first-team catcher. Bucktail junior Haley BUrrows and sophomore Mackenzie Wagner were both first-team infielders. Bucktail sophomore Alexis Lowery was a second-team outfielder, as was senior Raileigh Isaacs.

The Bucks also had senior Emma Poorman receive honors as a secod-team pitcher.

Sullivan County’s Ava Dunham was a first-team outfielder. The Griffins’ Kaelyn Wettlaufer, a senior, was a second-team infielder, and junior Peyton Pretti was a second-team outfielder. Kayla Fowler, a freshman, also received second-team honors as a utility player.

St. John Neumann’s Gigi Parlante was a second-team catcher.

MID-PENN ALL-STARS

FIRST TEAM

INFIELDERS: Taylor McRae, Montgomery, sr.; Haley Burrows, Bucktail, jr.; Mackenzie Wagner, Bucktail, so.; Kelly Harvey, Northwest, sr.; Trinity McKeague, Sugar Valley, sr. OUTFIELDERS: Maggie Miller, Northwest, sr.; Jenna Waring, Montgomery, sr.; Jordin Bowman, Northwest, fr.; Ava Dunham, Sullivan County, jr. CATCHERS: Shelby McRae, Montgomery, sr.; Jordan Burrows, Bucktail, sr. UTILITY: Kaitlyn Raemsch, Montgomery, sr. PITCHERS: Faith Persing, Montgomery, sr.; Nolah Moyer, Muncy, so.

SECOND TEAM

INFIELDERS: Alaina Brelsford, Muncy, jr.; Isabelle Gush, Muncy, jr.; Casey Fry, Muncy, so.; Lily Frederick, Muncy, sr.; Kaelyn Wettlaufer, Sullivan County, sr. OUTFIELDERS: Kaylei Snyder, Montgomery, sr.; Alexis Lowery, Bucktail, so.; Railiegh Isaacs, Bucktail, sr.; Peyton Pretti, Sullivan County, jr. CATCHERS: Taylor Shannon, Muncy, fr.; Gigi Paprlante, St. John Neumann, so. UTILITY: Kayla Fowler, Sullivan County, fr. PITCHERS: Emma Poorman, Bucktail, sr.; Carle Charles, Millville, jr.

LEAGUE MVP: Faith Persing, Montgomery.

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