Gulf Coast Eight Conference softball teams announced

The Gulf Coast Eight Conference, which is made up of county public schools in Citrus and Hernando, announced their softball team. Seven players from Hernando County were first-team selections. Nature Coast, which was 9-0 before the season was cut short, was well-represented with three selections, as well as the player and coach of the year. 

Player of the year

P Alyssa Kelly, Sr.,Nature Coast

Though the season was reduced to nine games, Kelly put together a strong start that was tough to match. The Sharks’ ace was dominant, starting — and winning — every game. The Daytona State signee also had a 1.11 ERA and 63 strikeouts.  

Coach of the year

Jug Olmstead, Nature Coast

No team in the conference was off to better start than the Sharks. Not only was Nature Coast undefeated (9-0), but it outscored opponents by a combined 97-11. 

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First team

P Alyssa Kelly, Sr., Nature Coast

Stats: 9-0, 1.11 ERA, 63 Ks

P Kayla Bilby, Fr., Lecanto

C Raquel Camuglia, Jr., Springstead

Stats: .727 avg., 7 RBIs, 2 HRs

1B Lexi Lendo, Jr., Nature Coast

Stats: .500, 15 RBIs, 2 3Bs

2B Shyanne Waller, Jr., Citrus

Solaris Genberg

SS Solaris Genberg, So., Hernando

Stats: .469 avg., 8 RBIs, 3 2Bs

3B Alexis Frederick, Sr., Citrus

Sydney Cline

OF Syndey Cline, Fr., Hernando

Stats: .536 avg., 13 RBIs, 2 2Bs

OF Molly Bender, So., Citrus

Morgan Johnson

OF Morgan Johnson, Sr., Nature Coast

Stats: .471 avg., 12 RBIs, 2 3Bs (nine games)

UTIL Hannah Rizzuto, Sr., Springstead

Stats: .462 avg., 4 RBIs, 4 2Bs (seven games)

Honorable Mention

Central: Ariyanna Eliopoulos, Hannah Morris

Citrus: Miranda Wilson , Ashton Lewis

Crystal River: Emma Ward, Caliann Rogers

Lecanto: Elizabeth Bochert, Bekkah Adams

Hernando: Hannah Taylor, Taliyah Dowdell

Nature Coast: Jailene Gonzalez, Tori Ratigan

Springstead: Tiana Stefanic, 

Weeki Wachee: Madison Moran