Lufkin Hudson senior pitcher Kelsee Selman was voted Player of the Year on the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 3A all-state softball team.

Selman, who has signed with LSU, went 35-5 with an 0.89 ERA in leading the Lady Hornets to their second consecutive state title. She struck out 489 in 267 2/3 innings, an average of 12.8 strikeouts per seven innings. Selman also hit .394 with 12 homers, 10 doubles and 49 RBIs.

Jimmy Eby of Lufkin Hudson was also voted Coach of the Year.

Henderson senior pitcher Tiarra Davis. (Courtesy photo)

In addition to Selman, six East Texas were voted to the first team: Henderson pitcher Tiarra Davis, Gladewater pitcher Katie Hickey, Mineola catcher Morgan Catron, Pollok Central first baseman Krissy Capps, Kilgore utility player Annie Mehringer and Lufkin Hudson outfielder Kaylee Parker.

There were also seven area players that earned second-team recognition. They were Pollok Central pitcher Katelyn Boles, Mineola pitcher Rikkilyn Hass, Lufkin Hudson first baseman Alyssa Dotson, Mineola second baseman Marisa Ledkins, Lufkin Hudson shortstop Bryli Lee, Gilmer outfielder Chelsey Alexander and Mineola outfielder Ali Galaz.

East Texans on the third team were Rusk pitcher Sydney Littlejohn, Mineola third baseman Jade "Sister" Green, Van utility player Sierra Nichols and Van outfielder Hallee Carter.

Mineola’s Morgan Catron connects with the ball in the Class 3A state championship game June 1 in Austin. (Travis Harsch,

Hailey Dixon of Sulphur Springs earned a spot on the Class 4A third team.

Two area players were named to the first team in Class 2A -- Sabine utility player Jayden Mount and New Diana outfielder Jessica Hampton.

Second-team honorees from East Texas 2A players were Troup pitcher Josee Ross, Garrison pitcher Catherine Heflin, Elysian Fields shortstop Kaylee Prather and Elysian Fields outfielder Montanna Methvin.

There were four players from the area that made the third team. They were Redwater pitcher Katy Worrell, Troup catcher Katelyn Standley, Elkhart second baseman Courtney Cheatham and Elkhart outfielder Courtney Lindsay.

In Class A, two East Texans were voted first team -- Beckville first baseman Carley Lawhorn and Grapeland outfielder Shelby Frauenberger.

Grapeland pitcher Baylee Lumbreraz made the second team, while Grapeland first baseman Shelby Brunner and Beckville outfielder Montana Searcy earned third-team recognition.

East Texans on the TSWA All-State Softball Teams

Class 5A

  • Kiara Ross, C, Longview (honorable mention)
  • Halee Brewer, 1B, Longview (honorable mention)


Class 4A

  • Hailey Dixon, P, Sulphur Springs (third team)
  • Kylie Murdoch, P, Nacogdoches (honorable mention)
  • Katelyn Joyner, SS, Mount Pleasant (honorable mention)
  • Alex Mayfield, OF, Nacogdoches (honorable mention)


Class 3A

  • Jimmy Eby, Lufkin Hudson (Coach of the Year)
  • Kelsee Selman, P, Lufkin Hudson (Player of the Year, first team)
  • Tiarra Davis, P, Henderson (first team)
  • Katie Hickey, P, Gladewater (first team)
  • Morgan Catron, C, Mineola (first team)
  • Krissy Capps, 1B, Pollok Central (first team)
  • Annie Mehringer, UTL/DP, Kilgore (first team)
  • Kaylee Parker, OF, Lufkin Hudson (first team)
  • Katelyn Boles, P, Pollok Central (second team)
  • Rikkilyn Hass, P, Mineola (second team)
  • Alyssa Dotson, 1B, Lufkin Hudson (second team)
  • Marisa Ledkins, 2B, Mineola (second team)
  • Bryli Lee, SS, Lufkin Hudson (second team)
  • Chelsey Alexander, OF, Gilmer (second team)
  • Ali Galaz, OF, Mineola (second team)
  • Sydney Littlejohn, P, Rusk (third team)
  • Jade "Sister" Green, 3B, Mineola (third team)
  • Sierra Nichols, UTL/DP, Van (third team)
  • Hallee Carter, OF, Van (third team)
  • Erica Wright, P, Huntington (honorable mention)
  • Maddie Wood, 1B, Mineola (honorable mention)
  • Rachel Miller, 1B, Rusk (honorable mention)
  • Cassidy Brasuell, 2B, Lufkin Hudson (honorable mention)
  • Britney Johnson, SS, Mineola (honorable mention)
  • Mackenzie Robinson, 3B, Carthage (honorable mention)
  • Autumn McKinney, UTL/DP, Van (honorable mention)
  • Manda Wilmoth, OF, Mineola (honorable mention)
  • Kassy Skinner, OF, Mineola (honorable mention)


Class 2A

  • Jayden Mount, UTL/DP, Sabine (first team)
  • Jessica Hampton, OF, New Diana (first team)
  • Josee Ross, P, Troup (second team)
  • Catherine Heflin, P, Garrison (second team)
  • Kaylee Prather, SS, Elysian Fields (second team)
  • Montanna Methvin, OF, Elysian Fields (second team)
  • Katy Worrell, P, Redwater (third team)
  • Katelyn Standley, C, Troup (third team)
  • Courtney Cheatham, 2B, Elkhart (third team)
  • Courtney Lindsay, OF, Elkhart (third team)
  • Courtney Matulis, P, Harmony (honorable mention)
  • Courtney Rogers, P, New Diana (honorable mention)
  • Becca Crossland, C, Hughes Springs (honorable mention)
  • Bailey Bohlken, C, Mount Vernon (honorable mention)
  • Kendyl Hutchison, 2B, Redwater (honorable mention)
  • Cheyenne Stone, 2B, Edgewood (honorable mention)
  • Danielle Gregory, SS, Winnsboro (honorable mention)
  • Tylia Sylestine, SS, Sabine (honorable mention)
  • Kimmy Hendricks, UTL/DP, New Diana (honorable mention)
  • Destiny Gonzalez, OF, Hughes Springs (honorable mention)
  • Raven Bagley, OF, Frankston (honorable mention)
  • Brittany Thompson, OF, Edgewood (honorable mention)
  • Kacie Richards, OF, Eustace (honorable mention)


Class A

  • Carley Lawhorn, 1B, Beckville (first team)
  • Shelby Frauenberger, OF, Grapeland (first team)
  • Baylee Lumbreraz, P, Grapeland (second team)
  • Shelby Brunner, 1B, Grapeland (third team)
  • Montana Searcy, OF, Beckville (third team)
  • Brittany Odom, P, Gary (honorable mention)
  • Whitney Vaughn, P, Joaquin (honorable mention)
  • Baile Gammille, C, Sulphur Springs North Hopkins (honorable mention)
  • Chelsey Crouch, 1B, Sulphur Springs North Hopkins (honorable mention)
  • Julie Riess, 2B, Grapeland (honorable mention)
  • Taylor Lindsay, SS, Beckville (honorable mention)
  • Kaylee Knowlton, SS, Harleton (honorable mention)
  • Shelbi Dodson, 3B, Beckville (honorable mention)