Elma’s Destry Dineen (18) walks back to the dugout with her teammates after hitting a home run on Saturday against Hoquiam. Dineen was named the 1A Evergreen League’s Offensive MVP the league announced Monday. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)

Elma’s Destry Dineen (18) walks back to the dugout with her teammates after hitting a home run on Saturday against Hoquiam. Dineen was named the 1A Evergreen League’s Offensive MVP the league announced Monday. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)

Montesano’s Pace, Elma’s Dineen earn top honors for 1A All-League softball

Montesano pitcher Lindsay Pace and Elma infielder Destry Dineen took top honors as the 1A Evergreen League announced its all-league softball team on Monday.

Pace, who shouldered the load in the circle for league-champion Montesano, posted a 4.02 earned-run average, allowing 63 earned runs while striking out 148 batters over 109 2/3 innings pitched this season.

Dineen was named the league’s top offensive player after leading the Eagles with a .522 batting average, 12 doubles and 19 RBI this season. The senior also sported a .521 on-base percentage and a 1.267 slugging percentage for Elma’s high-powered offense.

Elma had the most players named to the league’s First Team. Quin Mikel, Kali Rambo, Molly Johnston and Olivia Cain were all named to the league’s top squad.

Monte had three players named to the first team, with Kate Klinger, Jessica Stanfield and Matti Ekerson honored by the league’s coaches.

The Hoquiam Grizzlies also had three players named First Team. Mia Jump, Jade Cox and Kylee Bagwell were honored with First Teamselections.

1A Evergreen All-League Softball

Defensive MVP: Lindsay Pace, Montesano, sr.

Offensive MVP: Destry Dineen, Elma, sr.

First Team

Quin Mikel, Elma, jr.; Kali Rambo, Elma, jr.; Molly Johnston, Elma, sr.; Olivia Cain, Elma, soph.;

Rian Peters, Forks, jr.; Britney Dean, Forks, sr.; Jayden Olson, Forks, jr.; Mia Jump, Hoquiam, sr.; Jade Cox, Hoquiam, sr.; Kylee Bagwell, Hoquiam, sr.; Kate Klinger, Montesano, jr; Jessica Stanfield, Montesano, soph.; Matti Ekerson, Montesano, sr.; Abby Severse, Tenino, fr.

Honorable Mention

Elma — Kassidy Olson, sr.; Chloe Velasco, sr.

Forks — Chloe Leverington, soph.; Julia Lausche, sr.

Hoquiam — ReyLynn Dunn, sr.; Charli Eastman, fr.

Montesano — Janessa Otterstetter, jr.; Katie Granstrom, sr.

Tenino — Cassie Cannon, soph.; Emily Baxter, fr.

 

Montesano’s Lindsay Pace pitches against Tenino on Wednesday. Pace was named the 1A Evergreen League’s Defensive MVP on Monday. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)

Montesano’s Lindsay Pace pitches against Tenino on Wednesday. Pace was named the 1A Evergreen League’s Defensive MVP on Monday. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)