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Thomson softball players rack up more recognition

The honors continue to pile up for Thomson High School softball players Hannah Wilson and Heather Shivers.

The latest involves state recognition of both star players.

Wilson, the junior shortstop and a major college softball prospect, recently was named 1st Team All-State. Shivers, a senior centerfielder who just helped the Lady Bulldogs finish eighth in the Class AAA state playoffs, was named 2nd Team All-State.

"As a program, we are extremely excited about having two of our players voted to the All-State Team," Thomson head coach Jason Osborn said. "It's a huge honor. We were the only team in our region that had players voted to 1st or 2nd team in the All-State selections."

Wilson, who has been a starting player for the Lady Bulldogs since her freshman year, ranks in the top 10 in state history for doubles in a single season with 17. She also ranks in the top 10 in state history for RBI in a single season with 50.

"It was great having these two girls as our 1-2 punch at the top of the batting order," Osborn said. "We felt extremely confident all year that we would score runs when these two young ladies were on the bases as much as they were. I think you would be hard-pressed to find a better 1-2 combination in the lineup anywhere in the state."

A few weeks ago, Wilson was named the 2009 Region 3-AAA Player of The Year. It marked the second straight year that she has been named to the honor. She did it her sophomore season, too.

Shivers also was honored by being named to the 1st All-Region Team earlier this year.

Web posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009

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