First published in the June 16 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
The La Cañada High School varsity softball team had five players selected to the All-Rio Hondo League team, with the highest honor going to sophomore pitcher Elle Leckrone, who made the first team.
Senior outfielder Nicole Wong, senior infielder Amy Lyman and junior infielder Kyra Davis each earned an all-league second-team selection, while sophomore catcher Ashley Lovejoy was honorable mention.
Leckrone was the clear ace of the Spartans’ pitching staff, logging 101.2 innings in 21 appearances (13 starts) while posting eight complete games, one shutout and one no-hitter to finish with a 10-3 record. She registered 111 strikeouts and a team-best 1.65 ERA while limiting opposing batters to a .179 batting average. Leckrone was also the top LCHS batter, leading the team in batting average (.600), hits (42), runs batted in (36), doubles (11), home runs (eight), on-base percentage (.647), slugging percentage (1.128) and OPS (1.776). She also tied the team lead in runs (27).
Wong was a force at the plate, producing a .431 batting average, a .517 on-base percentage and a 1.100 OPS with 26 runs, 11 RBIs and a team-high three triples. As the primary centerfielder, Wong only committed one error in 24 games.
Lyman had a great season at the plate, posting a .329 batting average with 14 runs, 21 RBIs and a .803 OPS.
Davis had a terrific junior campaign with a .411 batting average, .984 OPS, 27 runs and 17 RBIs.
In her second varsity season, Lovejoy posted a .316 batting average, a .812 OPS, 12 runs and 11 RBIs as LC’s primary catcher.