ESCANABA - Senior Katie Becker of Gladstone has been named to the all-state softball team.
The rightfielder is on the Division III team selected by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association. She batted .469 and was a strong fielder for the Braves, who were runner-up in the state tournament to two-time champion Clinton.
The all-state selection provides Becker with an invitation to play in the state all-star game July 20 at Michigan State University.
First baseman Jammie Botruff, pitcher Christine Sharon and third baseman Nicole Sharon of Gladstone received honorable mention.
Four Rapid River players were also selected all-state, which was announced in Tuesday's Daily Press. The Division IV team includes pitcher Heather Sanderson, shortstop Ashleigh Monticello, first baseman Neena Brockway and second baseman Averi Kanyuh.
Division II state champion Ladywood pitcher Briana Combs is Miss Softball while Spring Lake outfielder Evie Lorimer is the Miss Softball position player.
Combs, who will pitch for Cleveland State, was 148-19 in her career with an 0.28 ERA and 1,340 strikeouts in 1,050 innings. Lorimer batted .490 with 183 stolen bases, including a state single-season record 92 thefts.
Saginaw Swan Valley, which finished second in the D-II tournament after beating Escanaba in the quarterfinals, had three all-state picks. They include pitcher Mackenzie Boehler, first baseman Courtney Reinhold and third baseman Mary Berden.
Five Clinton players made the D-III team, pitcher Tierney Nelson, shortstop Haley Mercy, second baseman Keely Quiring, catcher Abi Clark and designated player Cami Prater.
Pitcher Sam Bates of Springport, which lost to Gladstone in the semifinals, and utility player Amanda Steig of Reed City, which lost to Gladstone in the quarterfinals, are also all-state.
Two pitchers who faced Rapid River made the D-IV team, Meagan Kelley of state champion Dansville and Melissa Pomranke of regional finalist Rogers City.
Dansville catcher Rebekah Guy and first baseman Evy Lobdell, shortstop Anna Couture of Posen, third baseman Logan Fleming of Rogers City and utility player Mackenzie Gibson of Rudyard also made the D-IV team.