Ruston softball players earn postseason district honors

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By Kyle Roberts

Ruston High’s softball squad received some individual 2023 District 2-5A accolades over the weekend- four in total, with one first team, two second team and one honorable mention.

“I think we are in a tough district so that alone speaks volumes, but I also think show just what we’ve been talking about all year long,” Ruston head coach Lauren Garvie said. “Growth, growth as a program and growth as individual players. I’m incredibly proud of how these girls represent our program.”

Leading the way on the first team was first-team all-district utility player junior Cala Wilson, who pitched 94 and a third innings for the Lady Bearcats while tabulating 26 hits at 62 at bats, five of which were home runs.

On second team, both junior Murphy DeMoss and sophomore Morgan Foster were named for outfield and utility, respectively.

Rounding out for Ruston was sophomore Rilee Atwood named to honorable mention.

And while Garvie is appreciative of the girls who were honored by the district, she is also looking forward to the team awards, which are just a few more weeks away.

“I get to announce our personal team awards too and what teammates voted on for each other and several of these girls were represented again; however, a couple of more girls will be represented then,” Garvie added. “I’m excited to see just how much more these girls will do in the years to come as a program and team.”