Patton to play in All-Star game
Chelsey Patton was a standout performer on the softball field during her four-year career at Basehor-Linwood High School.
Not only was she one of the best players for the Lady Bobcats, but she also was one of the best in the Kansas City Metro area.
Patton and 13 other players from the Kansas side of the Metro area will take on a squad from Missouri in the 2008 MO-KAN All-Star Softball Series. It will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, June 16, at the Shawnee Mission District Softball Complex, 6101 Maurer. Admission is $5 for those age 12 and up or $3 for those under 12.
The format will be a best-of-three series.
The event originally was scheduled for June 9, but it was pushed back a week after thunderstorms soaked the area.
Patton's nomination speaks highly of her performance level. She and Tonganoxie's Lindsey Himpel were the only players from Class 4A schools to be chosen to the Kansas team. Both hail from the Kaw Valley League.
Maegan Mathiasmeier of St. Thomas Aquinas and Rachel Gemmill of Bishop Miege played at 5A schools. The rest of the team consists of players from 6A shools. Those players are: Emily Gerstner, Olathe East; Hillary Erbert, Shawnee Mission West; Maggie O'Neal, SM South; Kristen Rock, Olathe East; Michaela Hupp, Olathe East; Marissa Ingle, Olathe North; Kayla Yount, Olathe South; Kayley Lane, Lawrence Free State; Catherine Smith, Lawrence Free State; and Katie Songy of Shawnee Mission Northwest.
The Kansas squad will be coached by Mark Mahoney of Olathe Northwest, D.J. Gemmill of Bishop Miege and Diane Titterington of Tonganoxie.
The Kansas All-Stars lead the all-time series, 6-1.