Softball: Kummer, Miller and Wescott leave with All-State distinction
It goes without saying that Morgan Kummer, Katelyn Miller and Kaili Wescott will be missed by their high school softball teams in the 2019 season. The three 2018 seniors gave another reminder of just how greatly their absences will be felt by closing their high school careers with the addition of Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association All-State honors to their resumes.
Wescott, who was Prescott's 18-2 ace in 2018, was named to the WFSCA's All-State First Team after recording a 1.14 ERA, striking out 112 batters and only walking 12. The Prescott 2018 grad batted .324 and 18 RBI and six doubles in her final run as a Cardinal.
Katelyn Miller, one of Wescott's fellow senior teammates, earned herself a spot on the WFSCA's All-State Second Team after finishing her final year of high school softball with a .515 batting average, 14 RBI and two home runs.
"It's an amazing honor for them both," Miller and Wescott's head softball coach Matt Smith said. "They are both extremely talented and deserving of the honor. Both would tell you that they are excited to receive the award and that it is truly a team award that reflects on their teammates and their hard work also.
"I am proud of Kaili, Katelyn and the Prescott softball community and want to congratulate all honorees for the accomplishment."
Ellsworth's Morgan Kummer joined her Middle Border Conference foes on the WFSCA's list of All-State honorees by being awarded Second Team honors. Kummer made her mark on Wisconsin high school softball by averaging .733 at the plate, recording 44 hits, 42 RBI and nine home runs in the 2018 season. The 2018 grad's nine home runs on the year put her at third-best amongst all Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association softball players.
"It was a well-earned and overdue honor to see Morgan get the recognition she has worked so hard for the past several years," Ellsworth's head coach Kenzie Diercks said. "She is truly one of the best players in the state."
All three Pierce County softball players also received WFSCA All-District First Team honors. Plum City's senior Ellie Funk was named to District 1's honorable mention list.