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Harrison, Lukinbeal, Krueger, Galey, Bailey Class 4A softball all-state

Indians reached first state semifinals since 2007


SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians senior Sage Harrison (pictured), junior second base Nicole Lukinbeal, sophomore utility Gabie Krueger, sophomore shortstop Hannah Galey and senior pitcher Kendal Bailey made Class 4A softball all-state teams.Indians softball truly unleashed a Class 4A all-state infield in its state semifinal run.

Sage Harrison is a first-team senior catcher after batting .477 for 14 doubles, nine home runs, 57 RBIs and 33 runs scored.

Nicole Lukinbeal, a junior at second base, is a first-team infielder with a .444 average, two doubles, a triple, 17 RBIs and 45 scores.

Gabie Krueger is a first-team all-state sophomore utility after going .474 for 10 doubles, five triples, two home runs, 48 RBIs and 42 scores.

Hannah Galey, a sophomore shortstop, is a second-team infielder with a .490 average, 22 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs, a team-high 61 RBIs and a team-high 55 ventures across the plate.

Kendal Bailey is a second-team senior pitcher as she threw to a 14-2 record in 18 starts and 109.2 innings for 90 hits, 54 runs — 21 earned — a 1.340 ERA, 48 walks and 123 strikeouts.

She, the twice-defending Cowapa League Pitcher of the Year, will study psychology at Chemeketa Community College (Salem) next season.

The Indians (24-5 overall, 13-2 Cowapa League) reached the semifinals for the first time since 2007, and have gone to state in each of their first 10 years in Class 4A and three seasons in a row.

Banks senior shortstop MaKenna Partain is the Player of the Year for the third time. Gladstone junior Madi Mott is the Pitcher of the Year and Banks' James Wise is the Coach of the Year.

The Braves won the Cowapa League championship and beat McLoughlin (Milton-Freewater) for its fourth state title and its third in five years.

McLoughlin won its two state championships in that time.