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Moore, Weber, Keeling named All-Conference

by Tom Chillemi

Three members of the Middlesex High Lady Chargera softball team were named to the All-Conference 42 team, including senior outfielder Quinlan Moore who also made first team All-Region A and first team All-Tidewater District.

Making the First Team All-Conference 42 softball team are pitcher Kait-lyn Weber, catcher Avis Keeling, and outfielder Quinlan Moore

Making second team All Conference 42 are first baseman Tambria Wake, third baseman Zariah Freeze and outfielder Rachael Howard.

Lady Chargers making the second team All-District include pitcher Kait-lyn Weber, infielder Tambria Wake and outfielder Rachael Howard.

Moore, a senior outfielder, batted .488, with 10 singles, 3 doubles, 5 triples and 2 homers and 11 RBIs. She scored 13 times and drew 5 walks. She has signed to play softball at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania.

Weber, the Lady Chargers starting senior pitcher, notched 7 wins. Her best performance this season came in the opening round of the Region A Tournament when she held Northampton High School to one hit despite facing eight NHS All-Conference 41 players, including the player of the year, noted MHS coach Wade Traynham.

Traynham thanked seniors Moore and Weber “for their leadership, hard work and play through the year. I wish them best in their future. They will be missed.”

Keeling, a sophomore, also received honorable mention on the All-Region A team. As the Lady Chargers’ lead-off batter, Keeling batted .362, scored 18 runs, had 8 RBIs, and 8 walks. She produced 9 singles, 3 doubles, 2 triples and 3 home runs, including one over-the-fence homer against Northampton in the Region A Tournament. Keeling also recorded 4 pick-off plays on defense.

Traynham thanked those who supported the Lady Chargers this season including MHS principal Jeannie Duke and MHS athletic director Matt “It’s going to rain” Stamm, who accurately predicted rainouts.

Traynham also thanked Middlesex Little League officials Craig Revere, Don Harris and Tammy Putney for their help and encouragement in getting the Middlesex Sports Complex field ready to play.

Traynham thanked JV softball coach Sharon Daniel for working closely with the JV and varsity softball programs “to promote continuity in the program.”

Middlesex was knocked out of the Region A Tournament with season-ending 17-1 loss at Rappahannock.

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posted 06.11.2014

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