Glen Rose softball, baseball players given honors

Two Glen Rose student-athletes were given All-State honors Tuesday, and several were named All-Conference.
Senior Hollie Boles and sophomore Kylie Shepherd were named to the 2011 All-State for the 3A conference.
Boles had a .468 batting average on the season with two doubles, three triples and three home runs, driving in a total of 18 runs.
Shepherd batted .508 with nine doubles and driving in 17 runs.
Head coach Kyle Lem said, “Both of the kids were extremely dependable this year. We knew to be successful our seniors were going to have to take us there, and Hollie and the seniors did that. 
“Kylie played some outfield last year for us, but she made the full-time transition this year, and her numbers were phenomenal. She became a constant power-threat deep in our line up, and most of her RBIs were in key situations. She tied the game or gave us the lead on several occasions.  Glad to have her back next season.”
Along with Boles and Shepherd, several of their Lady Beavers teammates also were named to the 2011 3A-5 All-Conference Team, including seniors Madison Jacobs, Stephanie Farber and Tiffany Houpt, and sophomore Rebecca Tuggle.
Two Glen Rose Beavers were named All-Conference: junior Brandon Kettell and sophomore Collin Hunter.
Head coach Chase Myers said Kettell and Hunter were the only players on his squad to have batting averages above .400.
“Collin was our best pitcher. He pitched in big games for us and did very well even when we didn’t win them,” Meyers said. “He had an ERA of  0.74 and struck out 40 batters in 28 innings.
“He also batted .424 and led the team in RBIs. He possesses great leadership qualities, and we are expecting big things from him in the future.”
Meyers said Kettell batted .472 on the season.
“He played second base for us all season also, but his biggest contributions came at the plate,” Meyers said. “He lead the team in batting average and was at the top of every category, including runs scored, RBIs and stolen bases. He consistently came up big for us in big games. We are excited about having him back for one more season.”