COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, Coldwater’s regional finalist softball team has announced its post season award winners and sharing Most Valuable Player honors were junior Jessica Becks and sophomore Michaela Gillette. Becks also was presented with the Big Stick Award while Gillette and Kenzie Galloway were Gold Glove winners. Freshman Payton Watson was named rookie of the year. The Most Spirited and outstanding outfielder awards went to Bailee MacKlem and selected most improved player was Kellie Pierucki. And the Coach’s Award was presented to Kattie Ness.
This year’s Coldwater softball team was an Academic All-State squad. In addition, Jessica Becks, Michaela Gillette and Payton Watson made the All-Conference team while Kenzie Galloway and Bailee MacKlem were honorable mention. Becks, MacKlem, Gillette, and Galloway were named to the All-District team and All-Region honors went to Becks at first base, MacKlem for outfield, and Gillette for third base.