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BLOG: Three local softball players first-team all-state

Steve Heiser
717-505-5446/@ydsports

Three York-Adams League softball standouts have earned first-team all-state honors.

Central York pitcher Rachel Butler captured the recognition in Class AAAA, while Dover shortstop Natalie Cutright and Dover outfielder Alyssa Lawton were honored in Class AAA. All three players are seniors.

Central York's Rachel Butler has been named first-team all-state.

The Pennsylvania High School Softball Association made the selections. More than 220 high school coaches and 160 sports reporters were part of the process. The picks were announced on Tuesday.

Butler was 13-2 this past season with a 0.96 ERA for the Panthers, who finished 20-3. Lawton boasted a .449 average and had 19 steals without getting caught. Cutright sported a .456 average with 31 RBIs. Lawton and Cutright are headed to NCAA Division I programs in Virginia. Lawton is going to George Mason, while Cutright is headed to James Madison.

In addition to the three first-team selections, the York-Adams League had eight other players honored.

Alyssa Lawton.

Earning second-team recognition in  AAAA were: Central York sophomore first baseman Courtney Coppersmith, Red Lion freshman second baseman Kaitlyn Collins, Red Lion senior shortstop Taylor Radziewicz, Central York sophomore shortstop Erin Cabry and Central York senior outfielder Cheyenne Miller.

Capturing second-team honors in AAA were: Dover sophomore pitcher Taylor Lamparter and West York junior outfielder Gabrielle Ilyes.

Natalie Cutright

West York sophomore designated hitter/utility player Paige Weekly got honorable mention recognition in AAA.

In all, four Central players, three Dover players, two Red Lion players and two West York players were selected.