San Angelo Central's Martin earns first-team honors on 2-6A Softball Team

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San Angelo Central High School shortstop Taylor Martin runs to first base after connecting on a pitch during the 2021 season.
San Angelo Central High School shortstop Taylor Martin runs to first base after connecting on a pitch during the 2021 season.

San Angelo Central High School third baseman Taylor Martin earned first-team honors on the District 2-6A Softball team and teammates Alli Talamantes and Laynee Crooks were named to the second team.

Talamantes is a senior pitcher and Crooks is a junior catcher/utility player.

Three Lady Cats earned honorable mentions -- junior pitcher/first baseman Alyssa Rodriguez, junior left fielder Analecia Garcia and freshman utility player Kylie Banda.

Central finished 12-14 overall 2-10 in district.

Midland High's Alex Aguilar was selected as the district MVP.

Offensive MVP honors went to Odessa High's Nivea Sanchez, and the Defensive MVP is Frenship's Erin Boles.

Abilene High's Kinzley Cantu is the Newcomer of the Year, and the Coach of the Year is Frenship's Robby Dickenson.

District 2-6A Softball Team

Coach of the Year: Robby Dickenson, Wolfforth Frenship

MVP -- Alex Aguilar, Midland High

Offensive MVP -- Nivea Saenz, Odessa High

Defensive MVP -- Erin Boles, Frenship

Newcomer of the Year -- Kinzley Cantu, Abilene High

FIRST TEAM

Makayla Garcia, Frenship; Sydnee Bowlin, Frenship; Jill Franco, Frenship; Abbey Tarr, Frenship; Samantha Bustos, Midland High; Breigh Houser, Midland High; Nalaney Paul, Midland High; Sadie Ryan, Midland High; Lanay Carr, Abilene High; Jazlynn Cantu, Abilene; Maddie Perez, Abilene High; Meghan Gattis, Odessa High; Shelby Navarrete, Odessa High; Taylor Ramirez, Odessa Permian; Madilyn Martinez, Odessa Permian; Jaycie Pacheco, Legacy; Taylor Martin, San Angelo Central

SECOND TEAM

Maddie Stewart, Frenship; Lysa Builtron, Frenship; AB Prestridge, Frenship; Liliana Garza, Midland High; Makenah Dutchover, Midland High; Bree Batenfelder, Midland High; Bre Barajas, Abilene; Amyah Starks, Abilene; Tea Jimenez, Abilene; Diveli Cherry, Odessa High; Jazmin Lara, Odessa High; Makayla Porras, Odessa High; Hilda Rayos, Permian; Mackenzei Bernal, Permian; Madisson Chavez, Legacy; Marissa Calzada, Legacy; Alli Talamantes, Central; Laynee Crooks, Central.

HONORABLE MENTION

(Central selections only)

Alyssa Rodriguez, Analecia Garcia, Kylie Banda.

Charles Bryce is a journalist covering sports in West Texas. Send him a news tip at cbryce@gannett.com. Consider supporting West Texas journalism with a subscription to GoSanAngelo.com.

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