Murdock selected to all-district team

KINGSFORD – Kingsford High School’s Emily Murdock, in a vote from opposing coaches, was one of 14 varsity softball players named to the all-district team in Division 2 District 33.

Murdock, who just completed her junior year, was selected at pitcher. In the circle, Murdock posted a 3.29 ERA, recording 66 strikeouts against 39 walks in 83 innings pitched.

At the plate, Murdock had 44 hits in 81 at-bats this season for an impressive .543 batting average. Her hits included 17 doubles, a triple and a home run, along with 21 RBIs.

Murdock, along with Janay Walters, was named the Flivvers’ co-MVP this season. Kingsford won its first ever postseason game with a 3-1 victory over Petoskey in a district quarterfinal before bowing to Escanaba 7-1 in a semifinal.

With Murdock, Walters and no graduated seniors, the core of the Flivvers will return for next season.

The entire 2014 all-district team follows:

Outfield – Aspen Williams (Cheboygan), Syd Gafner (Escanaba), Ashley Cook (Escanaba). First base – Brianna Marshall (Petoskey). Second base – Cory Baumgurd (Cheboygan). Third base – Michelle LaFave (Escanaba). Shortstop – Callie Heller (Escanaba). Catcher – Makenna Smith (Petoskey). Pitcher – Jaime Frappier (Escanaba), Emily Murdock (Kingsford). Designated Player – Jenn Koish (Escanaba). Utility – Emme Williams (Petoskey). At Large – Rebecca Piron (Escanaba), Jenna Holt (Sault Ste. Marie).