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Federal Way 2008 All-City Fastpitch Team revealed
Jessica Dickson, Jefferson ?The Raider junior was pretty much unhittable during the SPSL regular season. Heading into the postseason, Dickson put together a 24-inning scoreless streak that included four shutouts in a row and a 3-0 win over previously unbeaten Kentlake.
Dickson was the workhorse pitcher in the SPSL. The left-hander led the league in innings pitched with 83, wins (11) and complete games (12). Dickson allowed only 16 earned runs during the season and finished with an earned-run average of 1.35. She also finished with 78 strikeouts and was named first-team, All-SPSL North Division.
Christi Bruin, Jefferson The first-year starting catcher had a huge offensive season for the Raiders, who finished second in the SPSL North and played at the West Central District Tournament. Bruin finished with a .500 average in SPSL play, which was the sixth best in the North Division. She also knocked in 15 runs, scored 12 times and had four doubles.
Taylor Winton, Beamer ?The Beamer catcher earned first-team, All-SPSL South honors after a solid season for the Titans. Wintons best game came during a 13-9 loss to Curtis on April 8. Winton finished the game 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs.
Stephanie Ogle, Jefferson ?The senior first baseman earned All-SPSL North Division, first-team honors after hitting .390 with 12 runs scored. Ogle also drew nine walks and had an on-base percentage of .540.
Kendal Nakashima, Decatur ?The Decatur senior shortstop has been an All-City selection all four years of her high school career. This season, Nakashima hit .410 for the Gators with eight RBIs and 10 runs scored. She also had a home run, two doubles and slugged .540.
Hannah Kiyohara, Jefferson The sophomore is one of the better all-around athletes in the district. The right-handed shortstop finished fourth in the SPSL North with a .526 batting average and second in the league with 19 runs batted in. Kiyohara also scored 15 times, stole six bases and was third in the league in on-base percentage (667).
Jayme Carbon, Jefferson ?The junior third baseman followed up her monster sophomore season with another one. Carbon, who also has qualified for the last two state golf championships, hit .455 with 19 RBIs and 16 runs scored for the Raiders. Carbon also finished third in the SPSL North with six doubles and had an on-base percentage of .596.
Lindsey Bright, Decatur ?The Gator senior center fielder has already signed a national letter of intent to play next season at Fordham University in New York. But Bright didnt rest on her laurels this season after hitting .500 in league play. She also led the league with 16 stolen bases, walked 11 times and scored 12 runs. Bright also knocked in six runs and had a slugging percentage of .694.
Erin Fujita, Jefferson ?The junior had a huge season for the Raiders in 2008. The left-hander finished second to Kentlakes Felecia Harris with a .537 batting average. Harris is headed to the University of Washington to play next season. Fujita also knocked in 16 runs and scored 19. She was also second in the league in doubles with seven, had an on-base percentage of .620 and slugged .780.
Sara Byrne, Jefferson ?The ultra-quick Raider senior finished third in the SPSL North with a .535 batting average from the lead-off spot. The center fielder also led the league in runs scored with 22 and was second the North with 15 runs scored. Byrne also had an on-base percentage of .600 and walked seven times.
Britni Racus, Federal Way ?The Eagle senior catcher was Federal Ways best player during a tough season. Racus and the rest of the Eagles team had to forfeit numerous games during the middle of the season because of a lack of players and finished the year with an 0-16 record. According to Eagle head coach Rosemarie Burke, Racus hit .587 in SPSL North Division play and received honorable mention All-SPSL North accolades as a catcher.
Sarah Petosa, Beamer Petosa led the Titans to a 3-10 finish in the SPSL South. Two of Petosas best games came during wins for Beamer. Petosa was 3-for-4 with a stolen base during a 4-2 upset victory over Emerald Ridge on April 16, and finished 3-for-3 with a double and RBI in a 9-8 win over Bethel two days later.
Sports editor Casey Olson: 925-5565, firstname.lastname@example.org