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By placing nine players on All-America teams, including five on the first team alone, the South Central Region led the way as the NFCA announced the 2005 Louisville Slugger/NFCA High School All-America Teams.
Keller (Texas), which finished No. 1 in the USA Today/NFCA High School Top 25, was led this season from the mound by first team selection Kristen Shortridge. In 2005, Shortridge won 34 games en route to claiming the Texas state crown, finishing with an amazing .060 ERA and 453 strikeouts.
Also garnering first team selections from the South Central Region were outfielder Reagan Towell and infielders Macie Morrow and Katie Bush.
Towell, a senior centerfielder at Bryan (Texas), hit .450 in 39 games, including 11 doubles, 3 triples and 38 RBI on the season. During her junior campaign, Morrow, who hails from Clements (Texas), led all first team selections with 18 doubles and a batting average eclipsing the .600 mark. As one of two selections from Brenham (Texas), Bush finished 2005 with a .510 average from the plate, while committing just two errors at second base.
Elkins (Texas), pitcher Erin Tresselt earned an at-large spot on the first team.
The West Region placed four players on the first team, including pitchers Katie Cotta and Valerie George, catcher Stacie Chambers and outfielder Kaitlin Cochran.
From Linden (Calif.), Cotta finished the 2005 season with a perfect 29-0 record, throwing 26 complete games while striking out 436 batters. From the offensive side of the ball, Cotta hit a team-leading .589, including nine doubles and 49 RBI.
George, whose Sabino (Ariz.) squad finished as the No. 4-ranked team in the land, also had a flawless 2005 season, finishing with a 28-0 record.
Chambers, this year’s Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year Award winner, led all first team selections with 13 home runs in 2005. The junior from Cactus (Ariz.), allowed just two stolen bases all season.
Cochran earned a first team selection by hitting .570 for Rosary (Calif.) this season, including a region-best 15 doubles.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association awards more than 300 first, second and third team All-Americans in NCAA Divisions I, II and III as well as in NAIA, NJCAA, California Community Colleges, Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges and high school.