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Baseball/softball: Toppers grab 8 2AAAA honors

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By Mike Cote

Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball and softball teams grabbed four first-team slots on the 2008 All-District 2AAAA rosters.

Los Alamos’ baseball and softball teams both finished as runners-up in 2AAAA this season, and both advanced to the first round of the state Class AAAA tournament in 2008.

For the Hilltopper baseball team, Zach Mang, Eli Pulliam, Michael Helland and Jeremy Kasik were given first-team All-2AAAA nods.

The Hilltopper softball team placed Megan Burditt, Brianna Radosevich, Ashley Merhege and Stephanie Abney on the first team.

Additionally, four Los Alamos baseball players and three softball players were named to the district’s second team.

Los Alamos softball manager Randy Burditt, who resigned following the 2008 season, was named 2AAAA’s Coach of the Year.

Softball

First team

Stephanie Abney

Megan Burditt

Ashley Merhege

Brianna Radosevich

Second team

Nyleen Cook

Samantha D’Anna

Christina Radosevich

Baseball

First team

Michael Helland, third base

Jeremy Kasik, pitcher

Zach Mang, outfield

Eli Pulliam, outfield

Second team

Adam Eberhart, second base

Jack Russell, shortstop

Ryan Schleft, outfield

Zak Walterschied, pitcher