Athens sophomore pitcher Ashleigh James celebrates after recording the final out in a 6-3 win against Sheridan in a Division II Southeast District final. James is a first team all-Ohio selection.

The Athens Bulldogs just posted the best season in school history and sophomore pitcher Ashleigh James was honored last week.

James was a first-team all-Ohio selection in Division II. The Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association released the team on Monday.

James is a sophomore pitcher for the Bulldogs. She pitched the majority of the innings and games in their 2021 season.

Athens was 25-6, winning its first district title since 1989.

James held Sheridan to three runs in a 6-3 win in the district championship game, a victory that advanced Athens to the Division II regional tournament against John Glenn.

Vinton County catcher Breanna Sexton is an honorable mention selection in Division II.

Division II

First Team All-Ohio

Player School Yr Pos

Ashleigh James Athens So P

Lexi Paulsen Bloom-Carroll Jr P

Taylor Saling Lakewood Sr Infield

Renae Cunningham Heath So P

Hannah Bendle John Glenn So Infield

Sydney Marshall John Glenn Fr P

Camryn Lattanzio Poland Seminary Sr C

Lily Cassell Keystone Jr P

Madi Herrington Keystone Sr Infield

Angela Cirone Marlington Sr Outfield

Bri Landers Tiffin Columbian Jr Infield

Addison Arnold Bryan Jr P

Kaylee Grant Lima Shawnee Jr Infield

Taylor Pagan Sheridan Sr P

Emma Kent Badin So P

Grace Shaffer Greenville Sr P

Ashley Lenser Brookville Sr P

Second Team

Player School Yr Pos

Marlee Jacobs Jonathan Alder Jr P

Savannah Fitzpatrick Highland Sr C

Kami Kortokrax Bishop Hartley Sr Infield

Madison DeVault Dover Sr P

Katie Deardorff Indian Valley Sr C

Shannon Appel Revere Sr P

Carter Wachtel Triway Fr P

Jordan Anderson West Branch Sr P

Hailey Massaro Triway Jr Infield

Chandler Clark Lima Bath Sr Infield

Macee Schang Wauseon Sr P

Ellia Hanselman Oak Harbor Sr Infield

Kayla Roberts Hillsboro So P

Suzzy Wall Waverly Jr Infield

Hannah Beers Shawnee Sr P

Kaitlyn Husic Tippecanoe Sr Infield

Alaina Baughn Greensville So Infield

Honorable Mention

Player School Yr Pos

Shelby Westler River Valley Jr Infield

Brianna Sawyers Licking Valley Jr Infield

Katlyn Jardine Heath Jr Infield

Raegen Smith Tri-Valley So Infield

Abby Buchtel John Glenn So Infield

Emily Yacapraro Triway Jr Outfield

Sydney Moon Perry Sr Outfield

Larren Rounds Firelands Jr C

Kerrigan Williams Keystone Sr Infield

Hallie Gottfried Clear Fork Sr Catcher

Maci Smythe Bellevue So P

Cameron Kaufmaun Sandusky Perkins So Infield

Alexis Book Unioto Fr Outfield

Breanna Sexton Vinton County Jr C

Corrin Siefring Tippecanoe Sr Outfield

Myrissa Combs Ross Fr Infield

Riley Fugett Chaminade-Julienne So P

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