Shiner pitcher Cece Darilek completed her junior season with a win in the Class 2A state championship game.
Shiner's Cece Darilek winds up for a pitch during the Class 2A state semifinals in June. photo by Scott Julian, special to the Advocate
Darilek helped lead the Lady Comanches to their fifth state title by compiling a 24-2 record with a 1.58 ERA that included 109 strikeouts in 137 innings.
Darilek also hit .488 with one home run, four triples, 13 doubles and 39 RBIs, and was named the MVP in District 28-2A.
Darilek's performance led to her selection as the Player of the Year and as a first-team pitcher on the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association's Class 2A All-State Softball Team.
"It was pretty amazing," said Shiner coach Steven Cerny. "She's really not a strikeout pitcher. But she's so good at hitting spots. She was able to work the ball in and out so well. She worked hard during the season and did a great job."
Cerny was in his second season as the team's head coach and directed Shiner to a 31-5-1 record and was named the Class 2A Coach of the Year.
"It's been a great year," Cerny said. "Winning the state title was a good way to finish it."
Shiner had three players selected to the first team.
Along with Darilek, senior Tamara Hajek was chosen at catcher, and freshman Bethany Nevlud was picked as the utility player/designated hitter.
Hajek hit .506 with five home runs and 32 RBIs. Nevlud hit .433 with four home runs and 31 RBIs, and had a 7-3 pitching record with two saves and had a 1.81 ERA.
Weimar senior Shelby Vacek was a first-team selection in the outfield. Vacek hit .561 and had 32 stolen bases.
Pitcher Coco Caraway, catcher Camille Grahmann, and shortstop Kendyl Lange helped lead Hallettsville to the Class 3A state championship game.
Caraway and Grahmann, who are juniors, and Lange, who is a sophomore, were first-team selections on the Class 3A team.
Caraway had a 27-3 record with a 1.68 ERA. Grahmann hit .540 with 38 RBIs and stole 42 bases. Lange hit .572 with 41 RBIs and 17 stolen bases.
Shiner sophomore second baseman Lauren Schuette and Woodsboro sophomore Kasten Cisneros were third-team picks on the Class 2A team.
Yoakum senior outfielder Sheyanne Chumchal was a third-team selection on the Class 4A team.
Bay City third baseman McKayla Brown earned honorable mention on the Class 4A team.
Van Vleck pitcher Hanna Harvey and catcher Madison O'Neal received honorable mention on the Class 3A team.
Earning honorable mention on the Class 2A team were Ganado pitcher Cheyenne Galindo and shortstop Taylor Mirelez; Weimar pitcher Allison Williams, catcher Hunter Ervin, first baseman Makayla Kunz and utility/designated hitter Darrian Smith, and Woodsboro shortstop Rachel Blaschke and outfielder Hannah Niemann.
Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Softball Team - Class 2A
Player of the Year: Cece Darilek, Shiner
Coach of the Year: Steven Cerny, Shiner
Pitcher - Cece Darilek, Shiner, Randi Carol Phillips, Karlee Thompson, Hawley
Catcher - Tamara Hajek, Shiner
First base - Ali Modisette, Harleton
Second base - Taylor Pyland, Harleton
Shortstop - Kiki Anderson, Hawley
Third base - Mikayla Krause, De Leon
Outfield - Payton Calderon, Ralls, Ashley Cook, Beckville, Shelby Vacek,Weimar
Utility/DH - Bethany Nevlud, Shiner
Pitcher - Kimberly Hughes, Cayuga, Shelby Koenig, Harper, Lizzie Donaldson, Bosqueville
Catcher - Savannah Jaurez, Ira
First base - Alyssa Smith, Carlisle
Second base - Chelcie Pierce, Beckville
Shortstop - Allie Calderon, Ralls
Third base - Angel Pina, Axtell
Outfield - Yulissa Madera, Gorman, Tayln Jobe, De Leon, Courtney Dillard, Hawley
Utility/DH - Samone Jennings, Bosqueville
Pitcher - Jordan Withrow, Trenton, Savannah Martinez, Riesel, Kayla Oliveira, Benavides
Catcher - Pam Arroyo, Alto
First base - Caleigh Sparks, Shelbyville
Second base - Lauren Schuette, Shiner
Shortstop - Anika Barbosa, Cayuga
Third base - Taya Beyer, Harper
Outfield - Taylor Morin, Tahoka, Kasten Cisneros, Woodsboro, Cami Croft, Hawley
Utility/DH - Jaclynn Lewis, Italy
Pitcher - Baylee Lumbreraz, Grapeland, Allison Williams, Weimar, Annabeth Vaughn, Joaquin, Lindy Alexander, Petrolia, Dani Leitha, Center Point, Cheyenne Galindo, Ganado, Ashtyn Wuthrich, Archer City, Shelby Young, Harper, Laura Henderson, Tahoka, Kathryn Reed, Axtell, Madison Crisp, Alto, Jenna Wallace, Dodd City, Angelina Bowerman, Three Rivers
Catcher - Madison McDaniel, Beckville, Hunter Ervin, Weimar, Reagan Guthrie, Alvord, McKenzie Pryor, Trenton, Katherine Sanchez, Ralls, April Lusk, Italy, Heather Raney, Overton
First base - Cenna Lane, Ira, Bailey Dyer, Hawley, Kailey Leighty, Bosqueville, Jayce Daniels, Beckville, Kaili Jo Williams, Riesel, Gabbi Jimenez, Rivera Kaufer, Brycelen Richards, Italy, Makayla Kunz, Weimar, Vanessa Salgado, Alto
Second base - Logan Menzies, Harper, Erin Kadlacek, Riesel, Abby Narvaez, Eldorado
Shortstop - Danielle Crowder, Eldorado, Avery Underwood, Harleton, Taylor Mirelez, Ganado, Carley Lawhorn, Beckville, Rachel Blaschke, Woodsboro, Cashlyn Blake, Milano, Andra Newton, Bosqueville, Briley Moon, Martin's Mill, Audry Lopez, Archer City, Bailee Greer, Detroit
Third base - Cali Camacho, Martin's Mill, Alison Brewer, Hawley, Mahalia Majors, Gorman, Holly Musick, Grapeland, Johni Esquivel-Escamilla, Three Rivers, Coty Chase, Petrolia
Outfield - Shelty Waggoner, Detroit, Hannah Niemann, Woodsboro, Dayzee Trieber, Harper, Bre Lemons, Hawkins, Andrea Garcez, Tahoka
Utility/DH - Naomi Graham, Milano, Darrian Smith, Weimar, Alexis McGrath, De Leon