Avory Escobar of Eureka has been named to the Class B-C All-State and All-Western Division first team for softball in balloting by league coaches.
Escobar, a sophomore, was the Lions top pitcher this spring. She hit in the No. 3 spot in the batting order all season long and had a batting average of .518.
She led Eureka in home runs with five and in extra-base hits with 17 and was second on the team in RBIs with 32.
Escobar earned second team all-Western Division mention last season as a freshman.
Eureka advanced to state for the second time in school history in 2018. The Lions were 1-2 at state.
State champion Florence-Carlton had the most first team all-state and all-division selections with four.
Missoula Loyola, which finished third, had two first team all-state picks.
Eureka’s Bailey Bishop and Troy’s Kaylee Tunison and Cammi Finley were named to the all-Western Division second team.
Class B-C All-State/All-Western Division
Kayla Hickethier, Loyola
Brianna Hoffman, Florence-Carlton
Kassidy Kinzie, Plains/Hot Springs
Shannon Byrne, Florence-Carlton
Tomi Brazill, Mission/Arlee/Charlo
Emily Kinneman, Florence-Carlton
Avory Escobar, Eureka
Sydnie Peterson, Anaconda
**Natalie Dulac, Florence-Carlton
First Team All-Western Division
Azia Umphrey, Mission/Arlee/Charlo
Rilee Gray, Deer Lodge
Second Team All-Western Division
**Carly Tipp, Loyola
Bailey Bishop, Eureka
Erin Chapman, Anaconda
Natalie Goodman, Loyola
Kaylee Tunison, Troy
Kelsey Frank, Thompson Falls
Stacy Gray, Plains/Hot Springs
Johannah Forsberg, Anaconda
Cammi Finley, Troy
Ashley Gates, Anaconda
Molly McHugh, Loyola
** Florence-Carlton and Missoula Loyola both earned an extra all-state player for placing first and third at state, respectively.