Albion, Roy-Hart have All-Western New York softball honorees

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 6 July 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Kelsee Soule has received first team large schools All-WNY honors.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Roy-Hart’s Taylor Fry earns first team small schools All-WNY honors

Two area underclassmen, Albion sophomore catcher Kelsee Soule and Roy-Hart junior pitcher Taylor Fry have been named to the first team of the Coaches All-Western New York softball squad.

Soule, a three year starting catcher for Albion, has been named to the first team on the large school squad.

Fry, who is likewise a three year varsity starter at pitcher and infield for Roy-Hart, has been elected to the first team on the small school squad.

Soule, who is a two-time first team Niagara-Orleans All-League honoree, hit .527 this past season with 12 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 23 RBIs.

“I have never coached a player like Kelsee that studies and masters every aspect of the game,” said Albion Coach Gary Parisi. “I have not called a pitch in three years. She knows the scouting reports and the game plan. Hitting wise, she is the best pure hitter I have ever worked with and can hit to any field.”

Fry went 12-1 in the circle in N-O competition and posted an earned run average of 1.94 with 60 strikeouts. At the plate, she hit .493 and had an on-base average of .545. She drove in 10 runs and stole 15 bases.

Two other N-O players, Roy-Hart junior shortstop Ashley Bower and Barker senior catcher Olivia Denny, have both received honorable mention on the All-WNY small schools squad.

Bower hit .485 with eight doubles, four triples, one home run and 34 RBIs.

Denny, a two-time first team N-O All-League honoree, hit .290, scored 20 runs and stole 20 bases in 21 attempts.