Herr named First-Team All-State

By on August 16, 2017


After batting .589 with 21 extra-base hits this past spring, Warwick’s Amanda Derr was selected First-Team 6A All-State 6A at first base. (Lititz Record file photo)

The lineup of pitchers that Warwick’s softball team faced in L-L play this spring was a scary one.

Twice, Warwick faced Penn Manor’s Brittany Hook and Hempfield’s Kara Cook in Section One.

In crossovers, the Lady Warriors squared off against Solanco’s Hanna Phillips.

Yet, despite facing those aces, Amanda Herr still put up staggering numbers in her junior season for Warwick, batting .589 with 26 RBI and 29 runs. Of her 33 hits, she had 21 extra-base knocks &tstr; six homers, eight triples and seven doubles.

Perhaps most remarkably, Herr struck out just three times in 68 plate appearances.

“Pretty impressive,” Warwick coach Mark Hough said.

Her accomplishments didn’t go unnoticed by voters on the Pennsylvania High School State Softball Coaches Association, who named her a First-Team selection at first base on the 2017 All-State 6A Team.

“You’re always excited for the kids to be recognized in the State,” Hough said, “and with her statistics within Section One, and especially the pitchers that we faced, to carry that kind of average was outstanding.”

Hook and Cook also earned 6A First-Team accolades at pitcher and DH/DP, respectively, while Phillips took home 5A First-Team honors at pitcher.

Asked if Herr, a St. Joseph’s University recruit, took her game to another level this past spring, Hough said, “That’s without a doubt, and I can tell you she’s going to take it to another level next year.”

During a season in which the Lady Warriors lost several key players due to injury, Herr was a driving force in helping the team win six straight, while scoring 58 runs in that stretch, and nine of 10 to finish the regular season. In the end, they went 12-4 in Section One and 13-7 overall after qualifying for the District Three playoffs.

Herr and Adelphi University-recruit Nicole Mengel combined for 12 of Warwick’s 20 home runs in the middle of the lineup.

“That speaks a lot for the power in that middle of the lineup,” Hough remarked.

Oh yeah, in addition to her exploits at the plate, Herr made 10 appearances on the pitcher’s mound, going 5-3, 3.99 ERA with 48 K’s and just nine walks in 52 2/3 innings.

It was a well-rounded 2017 season for Herr.

“That’s exactly right,” Hough said. “A lot of the heavy stuff was lifted by Nicole (7-4, 2.04 ERA, 73 K’s in 67 2/3 innings) this year, but I think we’re going to rely on Amanda to be that leader in the circle next year.”

Warwick graduated Mengel, Abby Erickson, Jolyssa High, Megan McNair, Mackenzie Russell, and Nicole Shirk, but they will bring back Herr, senior-to-be Kate Seibert from injury, and a cast of solid returnees, so the hopes will be high.

“We’re going to be pretty darn strong,” Hough said. “I think Amanda is the kind of kid that’s going to be ready for that challenge (to take her game to another level).”

A text message from Herr convinced Hough of it. When Warwick’s skipper communicated with his All-State player, telling her that she was going to be leaned on during the year ahead, Herr replied with, “I’m ready, coach. I won’t let you down. I’m really excited for the season this year.”

L-L pitchers, beware.



All-State Softball Team

The Pa. High School State Softball Coaches Association announces the 2017 All-State Team. Listed below are the complete First Team in all six classes, as well as the L-L League and District 3 players on the Second Teams. L-L players are bold-faced.



Megan Trivelpiece, Hazelton Sr. 1b


Brittany Hook, Penn Manor Jr. P

Aubree Fritzinger, Parkland Jr. P

Courtney Coopersmith, C. York Jr. P

Abby Wild, PerkiomenValley Sr. P

Katie Wingert, C. Valley Jr. C

Halie Kisamore, Exeter Jr. C

Casey Walker, O.J. Roberts So. C

Heather Lazer, Haverford Sr. 1b

Amanda Herr, Warwick Jr. 1b

Jenna Osikowicz, Hemp.(D7) Sr. 2b

Gabi Turner, Hempfield So. 2b

Ali Belgiovane, Hempfield (D7) Sr. SS

Megan Kern, Spring-Ford Sr. SS

MariSSa Trivelpiece, Hazelton Fr. SS

Rachel Martindale, N. Allegheny So. SS

Leah Hunt, Chambersburg Sr. 3b

Reyna DeJesus, Liberty Sr. OF

Taylor Myers, Chambersburg Fr. OF

Autumn Beasley, Hemp. (D7) Sr. OF

Sela Fusco, Perkiomen Valley So. OF

Cayla Abbey, Carlisle Jr. OF

Laura Fox, Hempfield (D7) So. OF

Kara Cook, Hempfield Sr. DH/DP


Briannah Dobson, C. York Sr. C

Anastasia Berardi, Hempfield Fr. C

Lexi Mellinger, Co. Valley So. 1b

Karla Santiago-Munoz, Co. Valley Jr. SS



Makyla Yoder, Donegal Sr. P


Ashley Seamon, W. Allegheny Jr. P

Ava Bottiglia, Lower Dauphin Sr. P

Hanna Phillips, Solanco So. P

Catherine A. Kupinski, A. Heights Fr. C

Rachel Tirjan, Wallenpaupack So. C

Ashdon Clark, North Pocono Jr. 1b

Nina Kozar, Abington Heights So. 1b

Rachel Robinson, Donegal Sr. 2b

Emily Shumacher, Twin Valley Fr. 2b

Danielle Barnes, S. Lehigh Sr. SS

Savanna Kolenda, Donegal Jr. SS

Annalia Paoli, Albert Gallitan Fr. SS

Jimiah McDonald, Cedar Cliff Fr. SS

Hanna Garber, Lamp-Strasburg Jr. 3b

Bree Ginther, Penn-Trafford Sr. 3b

Abby Heidelbaugh, Solanco Sr. OF

Sydney Hayes, Daniel Boone Jr. OF

Alison Kane, Abington Heights Sr. OF

Kristen Mumma, Elizabethtown Sr. OF

Brittany Charron, Twin Valley Sr. OF

Erica Smiley, Mechanicsburg .Sr. DH/DP

Courtney Coy, Shipensburg Sr. DH/DP

Grace Marsolo, Twin Valley So. DH/DP


Elizabeth King, Garden Spot So. P

Morgan Biesecker, Donegal So. C

Morgan Fetter, Shippensburg Jr. C

Kaitlyn Witmer, Donegal Sr. 1b

Sarah Clinton, Twin Valley Sr. SS

Maddie Hurst, Mechanicsburg So. SS

Peighton Hornick, Donegal Jr. 3b

Olivia Jordan, Cedar Cliff Jr. OF

Jordan Kondras, L.-Strasburg Sr. OF

Michaela Cotton, No. York Jr. DH/DP



Bailey Parshall, Belle Vernon Jr. P


Kylee Lingenfelter, Punxsutawney Jr. P

Kylie Brouse, Milton Sr. P

Cailey Joyce, East Pennsboro Jr. P

Miranda Bohn, Nanticoke Jr. P

Kala Bonshock, Shamokin Jr. C

Davyn Losco, Wilson (D11) Sr. C

Morgan Lindsay, Upper Perkiomen Fr. C

Dani Frey, Bangor Sr. 1b

Erica Lutz, Hamburg Sr. 1b

Tasha Milner, Bethlehem Catholic Jr. 2b

Kara Birosak, East Pennsboro Jr. 2b

Effie Jamanis, Lancaster Catholic So. SS

Chelsea Bisi, Derry Jr. SS

Sarah Jubas, South Fayette Sr SS

Jenna Lipowski, Nanticoke Sr. 3b

Haylee Reisinger, West Perry Jr. 3b

Ciarrah Holmquist, Bangor Sr. OF

Paige Mokychic, Tunkhannock Sr. OF

Ali Benim, Harbor Creek So. OF

Crystal Mullins, Kennard-Dale So. OF

Ava Gnibus, Mt. Pleasant Jr. OF

Emma Admams, Athens So. DH/DP

Brook Hovenstein, Shamokin Jr. DH/DP


Amaya Phillips, Elco Jr. C

Paige Weekly, West York Jr. 1b

Xanthe Jamanis, Lanc. Catholic So. 2b

Tiara Johnson, West Perry So. OF

Cori Ritter, West Perry Fr. DH/DP



Katlyn Pavlik, South Park Jr. 3b


Olivia Lehman, Pine Grove So. P

Alyssa Yungwirth, Wellsboro Jr. P

Jess Davidheiser, Brandy. Heights So. P

Skyla Greco, Ellwood City Sr. P

Trish Kopinetz, Pine Grove So. C

Abbie Mills, Mid Valley Sr. C

Lacy Harrington, Mid Valley Fr. 1b

Jess Dean, South Park So. 1b

Taylor Sweigart, Brandy. Heights Sr. 2b

Emily Stauffer, Mifflinburg Sr. 2b

Emily Maddock, Kutztown Fr. SS

Sydney Reffner, Everett Jr. SS

Kaitlyn Morrison, South Park So. SS

Kat Cox, Cambria Heights Sr. 3b

Renee Wall, Brandy. Heights Sr. 3b

Tiana Wren, Holy Redeemer So. OF

Maddie Lucas, Philips.-osceola So. OF

Ashkey Donat, Kutztown Sr. OF

Delaney Good, Mifflinburg Fr. OF


Sabrina Ryan, Pequea Valley Sr. P

Kylie Balthaser, Kutztown Jr. 2b

Haley Hertzog, Brandy. Heights So. SS

Jillian Seifert, Kutztown Jr. OF



Adrienne Kroznuskie, Minersville Sr. SS


Maura Bentz, Minersville Sr. P

Cara Fabiano, Bristol Jr. P

Melanie Lint, Conemaugh Sr. P

Courtney Hess, Saegertown So. P

Kendra Colegrove, Williamson NTSD Sr. C

Grace Perchinsky, Holy Cross Sr. C

RonnieMarie Falasco, Del. C. Christian Sr. C

Emily Mealey, Minersville Sr. 1b

Kacie Pinelli, Bristol Fr. 1b

Abby Schoffstall, Minersville Sr. 2b

Brooke McCleeter, Conemaugh Vlly Sr. 2b

Joelle Snyder, Line Mountain Sr. SS

Kala Alderson, Chatiers-Houston Fr. SS

Lexi Wagner, Seton-LaSalle Jr. SS

Haley Hess, Saegertown Jr. 3b

Macie Kesneck, Chartiers-Houston Sr. 3b

Abby Anderson, Holy Cross Sr. OF

Bryanna Vearling, Bristol Sr. OF

Maggie Wigoda, Minersville Jr. OF

Lindsey Kocjancic, Johnsonburg So. OF

Kara Pizczek, Conemaugh Valley Sr. OF

Kayla Anderson, Chartiers-Houston Sr. OF

Whitney Tyler, Elk Lake Sr. DH/DP

Alexis Weaver, Upper Dauphin Jr. DH/DP


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