2019 All-Leader Softball Team; LC-M’s Frenzel earns MVP

Published 8:50 am Friday, May 17, 2019

Another super softball season just recently wrapped up for our local teams.

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears stormed to the District 22-4A title for long-time coach Dena Adkins, dominating almost every team that stepped in front of them as they went a perfect 12-0.

The Lady Bears were ranked No. 1 for quite awhile in the Texas High School Girls Coaches Association Class 4A state poll and eventually fell to the 2018 4A state champion Liberty Lady Panthers in the bidistrict round of the postseason.

Over in Orangefield, the Lady Bobcats flourished for head coach Rebekah Ragsdale and they definitely enjoyed the fruits of playing in Class 3A this season.

The Lady Bobcats wrapped up a second-place finish in the District 22-3A race and advanced to the third round of the postseason. That included sweeps of Corrigan-Camden and New Waverly before they fell to a powerful Danbury team in the regional quarterfinals.

The Bridge City Lady Cardinals lost pitching ace Kassidy Wilbur to graduation last year as she has went on to put up huge numbers for Stephen F. Austin University this season.

It took a bit for the Lady Cardinals to find their groove with a young team but they hit their stride for Coach Kayla Gallardo, especially by getting hot in the second half of 22-4A play to stroll into the playoffs as the third seed before falling to a powerful Huffman team in the bidistrict round.

The West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs battled hard for coach Tiffany McFatter and made tremendous strides this season as they will look to get even better next season.

So now that the season has drawn to a close, it’s time to pick the 2019 All-Orange Leader Softball Team.

Without question, LC-M senior pitching ace Brianna Frenzel had a huge final campaign, both at the mound and at the plate. With her effort, Frenzel is the Most Valuable Player of this year’s squad.

Frenzel notched a 21-2 record on the hill. She worked 94 innings and had a sparkling earned run average of 1.08. She collected 163 strikeouts. At the plate, she hit a lofty .468 with five home runs and 31 runs batted in.

So, a final congratulations to all who made the elite unit as next year should bring our teams plenty of wins with strong units coming back at each school.

Here is the 2019 All-Orange Leader Softball Team as selected by the Leader sports staff:


OFFENSIVE MVP: Bailey Frenzel, LC-M

DEFENSIVE MVP: Emma Humplik, Orangefield

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Madyson Melton, Bridge City

COACH OF THE YEAR: Rebekah Ragsdale, Orangefield



Renna Toomey, LC-M

Codie Sorge, Orangefield

Abby Anderson, Bridge City

Ryden Stanfield, Orangefield

Caitlin Denison, Bridge City

Tiffany Ciancaglione, Orangefield

JoAnna Henry, LC-M

Aleah McClanahan, Bridge City

Gabby Tims, WO-S



Natilee Reed, Bridge City

Olivia Grant, Orangefield

Megan Peveto, LC-M

Alyssa Dodd, Orangefield

Kyndall Harrison, Bridge City

Madeline Stephenson, LC-M

Austyn Daniels, Bridge City

Aliyah Mims, WO-S

Heather Mineer, Orangefield