Neosho freshman left fielder Kaitlyn Killion and senior catcher Taylor Baker each found room to be on the all-Central Ozark Conference team.

Killion made the second team and Baker honorable mention.

Killion, batting second in the Lady Wildcats order, delivered a team-high .390 average (32 hits in 82 at-bats) and she finished with a .419 on-base percentage, a .451 slugging percentage, 19 runs scored, five doubles, 22 RBI, four walks against three strikeouts, and a team-high nine stolen bases in 10 attempts.

In her final high school season, Baker hit .380 (30-79) with a .443 on-base percentage, a .532 slugging percentage, five doubles, two triples, one home run, 23 RBI, 26 runs scored, seven walks against four strikeouts, and three stolen bases in four attempts.

Killion and Baker helped Neosho reach 15 wins overall, its best season in several years.

Baker also earned all-district honors in Class 4, District 11.

 

ALL-CENTRAL OZARK CONFERENCE SOFTBALL

FIRST TEAM

Julia Higgins, Republic (U)

Kaitlin Ragsdale, Republic (U)

Megan Weis, Republic

Renae Gilmore, Webb City

Stacy Tyndal, Webb City

Haiden Berry, Webb City

Nya Morgan, Ozark (U)

Makenna Harmon, Ozark (U)

Abby Ford, Ozark

Savannah Yeargan, Willard

Cat Ford, Branson

Morgan Jones, Nixa

 

SECOND TEAM

Avery Romans, Republic

A.J. Fenske, Republic

Amber Large, Branson

Lilly Sullivan, Ozark

Cheyenne Terry, Willard

Kaia Storm, Webb City

Kali Godfrey, Carthage

Madi Adams, Carthage

Aiden Perrin, Joplin

Kaitlyn Killion, Neosho

Ali Vanzant, Webb City

Christa Gould, Joplin

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Liv Collier, Republic

Jaden LeBarge, Nixa

Kara Ford, Ozark

Sam Aring, Nixa

Isabella Burgess, Carl Junction

Taylor Baker, Neosho

Quincy Capron, Webb City

Sydney Peters, Carthage

Emily Adams, Branson

 

ALL-CLASS 4, DISTRICT 11

INFIELD

Kaitlin Ragsdale, Republic

A.J. Fenske, Republic

Sydney Peters, Carthage

Kali Godfrey, Carthage

Ali Vanzant, Webb City

Christa Gould, Joplin

 

OUTFIELD

Megan Weis, Republic

Renae Gilmore, Webb City

Savannah Yeargan, Willard

 

PITCHER

Avery Romans, Republic

Haidyn Berry, Webb City

 

CATCHER

Julia Higgins, Republic

Taylor Baker, Neosho

Hallie Patrick, Carthage

 

UTILITY

Kaia Storm, Webb City