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June 19, 2019
TRI-CITY AREA — From the first pitch until the final out was registered, these competitors made it known they were forces to be reckoned with out on the field.

Here is a look at who earned a spot on the 2019 edition of The Tri-City Times All-Area first team and the numbers they generated to en route to those accolades.

Bella Barker, Imlay City.

Year: Senior

Position: Pitcher

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Imlay City's Jaya Forti looks to beat out a basehit during a game this past spring. photo by Kevin Kissane.
Throws: Lefthanded

Barker fashioned a 10-11 mark, including a 3.78 ERA, during the 2019 campaign.

In 137 innings of work, Barker gave up 169 hits, retired 123 on strikes and walked 46.

Batting average: Barker ranked fourth on the Imlay City ballclub and 14th among Tri-City Times All-Area first team honorees with a .381 average.

She furnished 27 singles, six doubles and three homers among 97 at bats.

Barker also contributed 29 RBI and drew 17 walks.

Postseason honors: She completed her third season at the varsity level as an All-Blue Water Area Conference first team pick.

Olivia Malcolm, Almont.

Year: Freshman

Position: Pitcher

Throws: Righthanded

Record: Malcolm wound up with an 8-13 record, featuring a 4.67 ERA, this past spring.

In 144 innings of work, Malcolm allowed 222 hits, struck out 78 and walked 12.

Batting average: Malcolm amassed a .414 average, thanks to 38 singles and three doubles among 99 at bats. Her level of plate proficiency was fourth best on the Almont ballclub and 10th out of those who attained Tri-City Times All-Area first team status.

She also scored 18 runs, collected 11 RBI and walked once.

Malcolm struck out just eight times.

Postseason honors: Malcolm ended her first season on Almont's varsity as an All-District choice and All-Blue Water Area Conference honorable mention selection.

Hannah Feys, Almont.

Year: Senior

Position: Catcher

Batting average: Feys ranked first on the Almont ballclub and among Tri-City Times All-Area first team honorees with a .500 average.

She provided 26 singles, nine doubles and two home runs among 74 at bats.

Feys also contributed 20 RBI, scored 19 runs and drew 14 walks.

Postseason honors: She finished her third season at the varsity level as an All-Blue Water Area Conference first team pick and All-District choice.

Izabelle Amador, Capac.

Year: Senior

Position: Catcher

Batting average: Amador managed a .471 average, thanks to 25 singles, 14 doubles, one triple and one home run among 87 at bats. Her level of plate proficiency was second best on the Capac ballclub and third out of those who attained Tri-City Times All-Area first team status.

She also accumulated 25 RBI.

Postseason honors: Amador wrapped up her fourth season on Capac's varsity as an All-District at large selection and All-Greater Thumb Conference second team choice.

Skylar Stone, Imlay City.

Year: Sophomore

Position: Catcher

Batting average: Stone ranked fifth on the Imlay City ballclub and 16th among Tri-City Times All-Area honorees with a .351 average.

She collected 30 singles and three doubles in 97 at bats.

Stone also furnished 21 RBI, seven runs and waited out five walks.

This was her second season on Imlay City's varsity.

Sarah Hall, Almont.

Year: Freshman

Position: Third base

Batting average: Hall ranked second on the Almont ballclub and fifth among Tri-City Times All-Area first team honorees with a .437 average.

She had 31 singles, six doubles and one triple in 87 at bats.

Hall also provided Almont with 17 runs, 11 RBI and waited out a pair of walks.

She struck out just nine times.

Postseason honors: Hall finished her initial season at the varsity level as an All-District pick as a designated player and an All-Blue Water Area Conference honorable mention choice

Ally Sobek, Dryden.

Year: Senior

Position: Third base

Batting average: Sobek ranked first on the Dryden ballclub and fourth among Tri-City Times All-Area first team honorees with a .462 average.

She generated 20 singles, three doubles and one home run among 52 at bats.

Sobek also amassed 10 RBI and stole 10 bases.

She ended her third season at the varsity level as an All-North Central Thumb League second team choice.

Laken Campbell, Almont.

Year: Junior

Position: Shortstop

Batting average: Campbell furnished a .400 average, thanks to 30 singles and four doubles among 85 at bats. Her level of plate proficiency was fifth best on the Almont ballclub and 12th out of those who attained Tri-City Times All-Area first team status.

She also scored 23 runs, collected 15 RBI and drew six walks.

Postseason honors: Campbell concluded her second season on Almont's varsity as an All-District selection as a utility player.

Madison Wheeler, Capac.

Wheeler ranked fifth on the Capac ballclub and 15th among Tri-City Times All-Area first team honorees with a .357 average.

She wound up with 22 singles, five doubles and three triples among 84 at bats.

Wheeler also accumulated 32 RBI and stole four bases.

Postseason honors: She concluded her fourth season at the varsity level as an All-Greater Thumb Conference first team selection and All-District pick.

Paige Abromaitis, Dryden.

Year: Senior

Position: Second base

Batting average: Abromaitis provided a .413 average, thanks top 25 singles and eight doubles among 80 at bats. Her level of plate proficiency was second best on the Dryden ballclub and 11th out of those who attained Tri-City Times All-Area first team status.

She also contributed 20 RBI and 10 stolen bases to Dryden's cause.

Postseason honors: Abromaitis ended her fourth season on Dryden's varsity as an All-North Central Thumb League first team choice and All-District first team selection.

Ally Dean, Capac.

Year: Senior

Position: First base

Batting average: Dean ranked first on the Capac ballclub and second among Tri-City Times All-Area first team honorees with a .477 average.

She amassed 24 singles, 13 doubles, three triples and one home run among 86 at bats.

Dean also contributed 28 RBI to Capac's cause.

Postseason honors: She finished her third season at the varsity level as an All-District first team selection and All-Greater Thumb Conference second team pick.

Emma Sellers, Imlay City, first base.

Year: Sophomore

Position: Second base

Sellers generated a .384 average, thanks to 23 singles, six doubles, two triples and one home run among 86 at bats. Her level of plate proficiency was third best on the Imlay City ballclub and 13th out of those who attained Tri-City Times All-Area first team status.

She also supplied 23 RBI, scored 19 runs, drew six walks and stole four bases.

Postseason honors: Sellers wrapped her initial season on Imlay City's varsity as an All-Blue Water Area Conference honorable mention selection.

Jaya Forti, Imlay City.

Year: Freshman

Position: Leftfield

Batting average: Forti ranked second on the Imlay City squad and ninth among Tri-City Times All-Area first team honorees with a .422 average.

She wound up with 43 singles, four doubles, one triple and one home run in 116 at bats.

Forti also scored 31 runs, collected 19 RBI, stole 18 bases and drew five walks.

This was her first year on Imlay City's varsity.

Aubree Smith, Capac.

Year: Senior

Position: Centerfield

Batting average: Smith sported a .451 average, thanks to 33 singles, two doubles, four triples and two home runs among 91 at bats. Her level of plate proficiency was third best on the Capac ballclub and sixth out of those who attained Tri-City Times All-Area first team status.

She also stole 33 bases and contributed seven RBI.

Postseason honors: Smith concluded her fourth season on Capac's varsity as an All-District and All-Greater Thumb Conference first team selection.

Grace Johnson, Almont

Year: Freshman

Position: Centerfield

Batting average: Johnson ranked third on the Almont ballclub and eighth among Tri-City Times All-Area first team honorees with a .425 average.

She managed 34 singles in 80 at bats.

Johnson also furnished 14 runs, collected 12 RBI and drew eight walks.

Emily Orlowski, Imlay City.

Year: Senior

Position: Rightfield

Batting average: Orlowski ranked first on the Imlay City ballclub and seventh among Tri-City Times All-Area first team honorees with a .436 average.

She contributed 29 singles, 15 doubles and four home runs among 110 at bats.

Orlowski also furnished 34 RBI, 29 runs, 10 walks and two stolen bases. Postseason honors: She ended her third season on Imlay City's varsity as an All-Blue Water Area Conference first team choice.

Second team- Riley Knox, Dryden, pitcher; Courtney Heike, Dryden, catcher; Samantha Hull, Capac, third base; Kendall Whitsett, Imlay City, third base; Abigail Thibodeau, Imlay City, shortstop; Makayla Gammon, Almont, second base; Rachael Schapman, Almont, first base; Shelby Husovsky, Capac leftfield; Natalie Embree, Dryden, leftfield; and Leah Dawson, Imlay City, centerfield.

Coach of the Year- For directing Capac to a 15-10 overall mark and a 9-4 Greater Thumb Conference showing, which was good enough for second place, Ashley Mousseau earns Tri-City Times All-Area Coach of the Year accolades.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.
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