Two key members from Elmira Notre Dame’s state runner-up softball team have earned All-East Region honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
Junior pitcher Alivia Clark and sophomore third baseman Mackenzie Maloney were named to the team after helping the Crusaders advance to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C final. Notre Dame lost to Addison in the title game and finished with a 21-3 record.
Clark had a 17-3 record on the mound and struck out 127 batters in 122 innings. Her ERA was 1.722.
She was also among the team’s top hitters. Clark batted .500 with team highs in home runs (4), doubles (15), runs (37) and RBIs (38). She shared the team lead with four triples.
Maloney led Notre Dame in batting with a .621 average that included 54 hits in 87 at-bats. She also had four triples and had nine doubles, a homer, 32 runs and 24 RBIs. She was successful on 21 of 22 stolen base attempts and made only three errors.
They were the only two players from Section 4 to earn East Region honors. Three players from New York state were named to the East Region first team and three others from the state joined Clark and Maloney on the second team.
There are five all-region teams selected nationally, with a 16-player first team and 16-player second team for each.
The all-region teams were picked in conjunction with NFCA’s high school All-Americans. The lone All-American from New York was Tappanzee first baseman Nicole Spiegelberg, a second-team at-large selection.
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