Moore three-peats on all-state team, five Wildcats all-EMO


Wright City senior Brooklyn Moore became the first Wildcat softball player in program history to be named to an all-state team three times.
By: 
Brandon Corrigan

Records were meant to be broken and Brooklyn Moore shattered quite a few with her bat this season.
The 5-foot-5 Wright City senior shortstop set new school records for runs, RBIs,slugging (1.062) and on-base percentage (.626) in 2019.
She finished the campaign with a .543 batting average (44-for-83) and 24 extra-base hits -12 doubles, six triples and six home runs. Moore scored 41 runs, stole 18 bases, drew 15 walks and only struck out four times in 103 plate appearances.
Those statistics were worthy of her third consecutive all-state selection.
She was a Class 3 first teamer and also garnered first team all-EMO, all-District and all-region honors.
Moore is the first Wright City softball player to make the all-state team three years.
“It shows all her hard work and dedication has paid off,” Wildcats Coach Fred Ross said. “She got better and her numbers got better every year. She missed her freshman year with an injury and just became more dedicated to the sport.”
Moore was never one to shy away from extra-reps at practice, whether it be fielding ground balls from assistant Ryan Raterman or getting a more hacks in at the dish.
She drove in multiple runs in 12 games, including a 3-for-5 performance with two doubles, a home run and eight RBIs in the Wildcats regular season finale versus Wellsville. Three of her six home runs were grand slams.
“The biggest improvement Brooklyn made was with her strength and conditioning,” Ross said. “With that added strength in her lower body she was able to drive the ball better, which led to all the extra-base hits.”
Moore has committed to play for Maryville University of St. Louis next year, but helped Wright City a program best 23 wins and its first conference crown since 2004 in her final prep season.
She and senior pitcher Melissa Locke were two of five Wildcats to earn All-Eastern Missouri Conference honors. Also named to the first team were Summer Boswell, Tristen Head and Kylie Jarmuszkiewcz.
Boswell, a senior first baseman and Westminster commit, grabbed first team all-district and second team all-region accolades. She had a .506 average with nine doubles, three triples and 24 RBIs, 31 runs scored, 17 stolen bases and a .533 on-base percentage.
Head, a sophomore catcher, was a first team all-district and all-region selection. She hit .397 with eight doubles, one triple, one home run and 20 RBIs. She had a .500 on base percentage, drew 15 walks and provided stellar defense behind the plate.
Jarmuszkiewcz, a sophomore outfielder, took first all-district and second team all-region accolades. She hit .435 with 11 doubles, one triple and drove in the second most runs on the team with 34.
Additionally, Ross was named the EMO Coach of the Year and junior outfielder Abby Raines and senior outfielder Kenidie Duft were chosen to the all-district second team.
“We had a lot of individual records, but that stems from a team effort,” Ross said. “Brooklyn doesn’t drive in all those runs if we don’t have people getting on base and Melissa doesn’t get all those wins in the circle, if we’re playing good defense behind her.”

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