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Elisse Omey, Napoleon.  Photos by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports.

By Jeff Steers
JTV Sports

(June 22, 2022 3:59 PM) Ten softball players from Jackson County earned all-state honors as voted on by members of the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association.

Five members of the Grass Lake High School team, three from Northwest and two from Napoleon earned all-state honors in Divisions 2 and 3. 

Freshman Emily Brown, junior Emily Guthrie, and sophomore Olivia Turner earned first-team all-state honors for the Warriors in Division 3.

Grass Lake won its first regional title since 2005 and posted a 38-4 record on the season.

Elisse Omey of Napoleon also earned first-team all-state honors at second base.

First baseman Katelyn Postuma and catcher Bree Salts of Grass Lake earned honorable mention honors in Division 3. They are joined by Raye Burke of Napoleon who was voted in as a pitcher.

Northwest High School had three all-state players in a season where the Mounties advanced to the Michigan High School Athletic Association quarterfinals in Division 2 and posted a 39-4 record.

Pitcher Nevaeh Ingram earned first-team all-state honors after striking out 376 batters and posting an ERA of 0.54 on the season. She also hit .476 at the plate. 

Northwest outfielder Ava Golightly and Grace Pilaczynski earned Division 2 honorable-mention all-state honors. Golightly set the table for the Mounties as the leadoff hitter with a .466 batting average and more than 50 stolen bases on the season. Pilaczynski hit nearly .400 with a team-high seven home runs for the season. 

Nevaeh Ingram, Northwest

Emily Brown, Grass Lake

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