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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Lady Green earns additional accolades

  • As expected, even more post-season honors have accrued to the State champion Pratt High School softball team. A number of their players have received All-Area mention in the Hutch News, and several were also tabbed for the 4A All-State squad as well.

    In addition, head coach Mike Forshee was selected by the Hutch News for its Area Softball Coach of the Year.
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  • As expected, even more post-season honors have accrued to the State champion Pratt High School softball team. A number of their players have received All-Area mention in the Hutch News, and several were also tabbed for the 4A All-State squad as well.
    In addition, head coach Mike Forshee was selected by the Hutch News for its Area Softball Coach of the Year.
    The typically humble Forshee deflected any glory from himself. “This is the kind of award that all three coaches should share,” Forshee insisted, referring to his staff that includes his valuable assistants Crystal Kohman-Smith and Rayna Rolo. “We couldn’t have had the season we did without them.”
    “Also,” Forshee continued, “a lot of the credit has to go to the girls. Good players have a way of making their coaches look good. When you look at all the individual awards the girls got, you realize what a talented group we had to work with.”
    Although 4A is split into divisions for State softball tournaments, the All-State teams are selected from among all 64 schools in Class 4A, making inclusion on the list even more impressive.
    Senior ace hurler Brittnee Hill (18-2 0.24 ERA) led Lady Green’s 4A All-State selections, being named to the first team as a pitcher. Joining Hill on the first team were senior infielder Lauren Rambat and senior outfielder Bailey Gillig.
    Receiving the nod for the All-State second team were junior catcher Savanah Buntemeyer and senior outfielder Dakota Jones.
    Earning All-Area accolades from the Hutch News were Brittnee Hill, Bailey Gillig and Lauren Rambat named to the first team. Dakota Jones and sophomore 1B Destani Garten picked up second team selections. Savanah Buntemeyer received honorable mention.
    Greenback Nation continues to have reasons to be proud of the 2014 PHS softball team. Not only did they win the very tough CKL, regional and the State tournament— they had 9 players named All-League by the CKL. Now, several have received prestigious All-Area and All-State honors as well.
    All that talent under the guidance of a Coach-of-the-Year and his excellent staff sounds like the makings of a memorable season— and that it was!
     

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