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May 1, 2008 at 7:58 AM

Star Times hopefuls

With the end of the spring season nearing, it’s almost time to select our Star Times teams for baseball, softball and boys soccer.

Every year we pick an all-star team in each sport within our coverage area. Among the hundreds of athletes, we try to narrow down the field to the best 11 players and the top coach.

College recruits, leading goal-scorers, league MVPs and first-team selections are the type of players we’re looking for. It’s a pretty select group and a high honor as you can imagine.

Only softball has any returning players from the ’07 team: Jordan Birch (Monroe softball), Amanda Fitzsimmons (Auburn Riverside softball), Felecia Harris and Breanne Bilbrey (Kentlake softball), Karli Merlich (Kennedy softball) and Emily Nordhoff (Holy Names softball).

While we try to be as informed as possible, it’s impossible to watch everyone out there. That’s where you come in. Many of you have seen dozens of games and athletes.

So help us out. From the players and coaches you know and have seen, who do you think is deserving to be on our 2008 Star Times baseball, softball and boys soccer teams?

Morning stars

1. Jordan Birch, Monroe softball, and Cory Mattson, Everett softball — The usual suspects were at it again. The two combined for 13 shutout innings, with one hit against (Birch) and 28 strikeouts.

2. Woodinville softball — Scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh for a 9-8 win over Lake Washington. Cat Williams had a three-run home run in the decisive inning.

3. Eastside Catholic baseball — Finished a season sweep of Bishop Blanchet with a 11-1 win. T.J. Parthemer allowed just two hits in 5+ innings and the Crusaders out hit the Braves 15-2.

4. Seattle Prep coed tennis — Closed out a perfect 16-0 season with a win over Lakeside. Especially cool since it’s the last for 15-year coach Mark Frisby, who will coach at Seattle University next season.

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