Raelin Chaffin, Brooklynn Bockhaus, Riley Walker on Times All-City softball team
The Northwest Louisiana softball season had plenty of drama thanks to weather issues, injured players and other assorted challenges, but when all was said and done, coaches, players and fans were just happy to have a season.
Calvary won a LHSAA Division IV state title, earning Riley Walker as the Pitcher of the Year and Tiffany Brown as the Coach of the Year on The Times All-City team. Airline finished as runner-up in the state’s highest classification propelling senior Raelin Chaffin as the Player of the Year.
Haughton had a record-setting campaign in home runs led by Offensive Player of the Year Brooklynn Bockhaus.
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2021 Times All-City Softball Team
Player of the Year
Why chosen: The LSU signee was 17-1 to help the Lady Vikings to the Class 5A state championship game. She posted 206 strikeouts with a 1.05 ERA while hitting .333 with 6 homeruns, 28 RBIs and 19 runs scored.
Pitcher of the Year
Why chosen: She was 17-3 with 178 strikeouts and was the MVP of the Division IV state championship game. She hit .411 with 14 homeruns, 40 RBIs and 37 runs scored.
Offensive Player of the Year
Why chosen: The South Alabama commit hit a school record 19 home runs while leading a 48-homer barrage by the Lady Bucs. Bockhaus hit .538 with 61 RBIs and 44 runs scored against 5A competition.
Coach of the Year
Why chosen: Wood was the only softball coach in Caddo or Bossier Parish to direct her team to a state title. The Lady Cavs won the Division IV crown and finished 26-6. After starting the season 3-5, Calvary went 23-1 the rest of the way.
Why chosen: The Kilgore College signee hit .452 with six home runs and 22 RBIs for the Lady Bucs.
Why chosen: While handling the best pitcher in the state in Chaffin, Endris hit .517 with 11 home runs, 44 RBIs and 36 runs scored.
Why chosen: The anchor for the Lady Viking defense, Baffuto hit .489 with four home runs, 23 RBIs and 37 runs scored.
Why chosen: In just her second year of high school softball, Livers hit .495 with seven home runs, 31 RBIs and 11 doubles.
Captain Shreve, Sr.
Why chosen: The All-City basketball player and Abilene Christian signee hit .662 with eight home runs and 25 RBIs for the Lady Gators.
Why chosen: A Jarvis Christian volleyball signee, Wilson hit .455 with three home runs, 15 RBIs with 10 stolen bases for the Lady Eagles.
Why chosen: Walker belted an area-high 21 home runs with 67 RBIs, 55 runs scored and 13 doubles.
Why chosen: She belted 14 home runs with 42 RBIs and hit .468 while scoring 47 runs in a state championship run.
Why chosen: Myers posted 160 strikeouts while hitting .500 with three home runs, six triples and 32 RBIs for the Lady Cowboys.
Why chosen: Larry led the Lady Panthers with a .616 average with six home runs, 36 RBIs and 43 runs scored.
Elena Heng, Airline, Fr.; Ava DeFee, Benton, Fr.; Hannah Ward, Northwood, Jr.; Emily Watts, Captain Shreve, Sr.; Mikaylah Williams, Parkway, So.; Reagan Thompson, Evangel, Sr.; Kayla Taylor, Huntington, So.; Caitlynn Byrd, North Caddo, Sr.; Trinitee Bruno, Calvary, So.; Jamie Fielder, Calvary, Sr.; Madison Cory, Calvary, Sr.; Allison Watson, Airline, Sr.; Marissa Schoth, Benton, So.