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June 30, 2013

Eagle-Tribune Softball All-Stars: Timberlane's Lange named MVP

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SHANNON O’BRIEN, Georgetown Senior, Shortstop

Offensive and defensive leader for Georgetown. Hit .506, scored 18 runs and drove in 28 runs. Slugged four home runs. Had fielding percentage of .933. Repeat All-CAL. Quad-captain. Hopes to play softball at the University of Tampa next year. “I think she has the will, determination and talent for that,” said coach David Tullgren. The 5-10 O’Brien played basketball and was a football cheerleader.

CAITLYN McHUGH, Haverhill Senior, Shortstop

Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Repeat All-MVC. Batted .492 after hitting .500 last year. Starred her first two years at Whittier before transferring. Surpassed 100 career hits early in season. “She’s aggressive and goes after everything,” said coach Andy Reusch. “And she’s a leader.” Headed to Emerson College to play softball and study TV production. Her sister, Devyn, plays volleyball and softball at Governor’s Academy.

LEAH HUNT, Londonderry Junior, Pitcher

First-team All-Division 1. Returned to pitching after standout sophomore season in centerfield. Led team with .443 average and 18 RBIs. Went 5 for 5 against South and drove in five runs against Pinkerton. Posted 3.72 ERA. Excellent fielder. “I don’t know where we’d be without her,” said coach Wayne MacDougall. “I wish I could use her in center — that’s her best position.” Younger sister of former Lancer Kelly Hunt.

CHRISSY SCIONTI, Methuen Senior, Pitcher

Workhorse for 14-7 Rangers. Pitched 135 innings with 1.45 ERA and 90 strikeouts. Batters hit .212 against her. Runner-up for MVC Division 1 MVP honors. All-MVC as junior. Methuen Tournament MVP. Co-captain. Football and basketball cheerleader. Ranked in top 15 percent of class. Her cousin, Kaitlyn Arsenault, was Salem’s ace pitcher. “I can’t say enough about her. She’ll do anything for the team,” said coach Jason Smith.

KAT LEFEBRE, Methuen Freshman, Catcher

Easily the area’s top freshman. Only freshman on All-MVC team. Hits for average (.386) and power (5 home runs). Scored 20 runs and knocked in 25. Didn’t make an error all year, ending with 109 putouts and 17 assists. Helped lead first-year Tewksbury-Methuen hockey team to state semifinals. Her father, Bob (10th-round pick of Phillies), and grandfather, Lefty LeFebre (started for Arizona St.), are Lawrence baseball legends.

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