Senior Autumn Walker and junior Tori McCloud led the Houston softball team’s four selections to the all-district team.
Walker, a shortstop, and McCloud, who started in center field, were each named to the first team in Class 2 District 8.
The duo were joined by Stephani Crewse and Kaitlyn Root, who were both honorable mention picks.
Walker, a four-year starter for HHS, led the team by batting .364 with a .484 on-base percentage. She had a team-best 28 hits from her leadoff position and ranked third on the team with 23 runs scored. Her six doubles tied Crewse for the team lead.
“Another good year from her,” HHS coach Brent Hall said. “She set the tone for the team from her leadoff spot.”
McCloud had a strong season despite battling an arm injury that pulled her from her pitching duties. Batting in the heart of the Houston lineup, she hit .339 and had a team-best .512 on-base percentage. She scored a team-high 28 runs and ranked second on the team with 14 steals. She was not thrown out in any of her attempts.
“To get all-district without being able to throw the ball says something on its own,” Hall said. “She is a tremendous athlete and one of the better outfielders in our district.”
Crewse, a junior catcher, led HHS in doubles (six) and stolen bases (16) while also ranking among the team leaders by batting .314 with a .448 on-base percentage. Crewse hit two of the Lady Tigers’ three home runs in 2015 and led the team in extra-base hits.
“She very easily could have received first team,” Hall said. “She has come a long way, especially defensively.”
Root, a sophomore who moved from the outfield to first base this season, drove in a team-best 24 runs. She batted .333 with a .470 on-base percentage. Her 22 hits ranked second on the team.
“We didn’t miss a beat at first base with her over there,” Hall said. “She saved a lot of runs and errors over there, and her hitting was very solid.”