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Softball: Sewall named MVP for Patriots

The Pequot Lakes softball team's all-conference athletes and honorable mentions. Front row: from left: Clare Ganley, Karlie Trottier and Alex Kotaska. Back row: Cassandra Haman, Mariah Rickard, Kenzie Nelson and Bre Sewall. Dan Determan / Echo Journal

Senior infielder Bre Sewall was named most valuable player for the Pequot Lakes Patriots at the team's year-end banquet on Thursday, June 7.

"She did a little bit of everything for us," coach Bret Sergent said. "Her batting average probably wasn't what she wanted it to be, but the hits she had were big hits. She had some key extra-base hits for us, especially in sections ... Because she did so much for us, overwhelmingly her teammates voted her MVP."

The Patriots finished the season with an overall record of 13-7, ending with a loss to first-ranked Hawley in the second round of the Section 8-2A playoffs.

Clare Ganley - who did not record an error all season - earned the team's "Golden Glove" award.

Mariah Rickard was named the team's most improved player, while Karlie Trottier earned the Patriot Award.

Four-year letterwinner Alex Kotaska was honored as the team's top hitter, finishing the season with a batting average of .436.

Trottier, Ganley, Kotaska and Cassandra Haman each earned All-Mid-State Conference honors, while Sewall, Rickard and Kenzie Nelson earned honorable mentions.

Additionally, Kotaska and Trottier were named to the All-Section 8-2A team.

The team earned All-Academic "Gold" honors, given to teams with an average GPA of 3.75. Sewall, Kotaska, Haman and Ganley all earned individual all-academic honors.

Dan Determan

Staff Writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal weekly newspaper.

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