ALMONT — Almont third baseman Devin Johnston earned a spot on the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association Division 2 All-State first team lineup which was announced recently.

She laid the foundation for those accolades by generating a .600 average, collecting 43 singles, 18 doubles, one triple and one homer in 105 at bats. Her level of plate proficiency was best among all Tri-City players.

Johnston also contributed 51 RBI, scored 46 runs and stole 29 bases.

This was the initial varsity season for the sophomore, who also received All-Blue Water Conference, Tri-City Times All-Area, All-District and All-Region first team plaudits.

Almont’s Devin Johnston connects on a pitch during a game this spring. Johnston earned a spot on the Div. 2 All-State first team softball lineup.

She is joined on the squad by:

First team- Marcy Irelan, pitcher, Owosso; Kirsten Smith, pitcher, Marysville; Morgan Stahl, pitcher, Lakewood; Gianna Kerschbaum, pitcher, Stevensville Lakeshore; Nevaeh Ingram, pitcher, Jackson Northwest; Emilee Underwood, pitcher, Chelsea; Jordan Smith, catcher, Notre Dame Prep; Brooke Bixby, catcher, Petoskey; Bekah Zachrich, catcher, Chelsea; Kaitlyn Cain, outfield, Marysville; Alexis Rauch, outfield, Owosso; Paige Vandergoot, outfield, Unity Christian; Jordyn Hobson, outfield, Linden; Emma Tornes, outfield, Wayland; London Williams, outfield, Trenton; Kali Heivilin, shortstop, Three Rivers; Elena Schwegman, shortstop, Notre Dame Prep; Lillian Vallimont, shortstop, Trenton; Jayden Jones, shortstop, Gaylord; Shelby Kunkel, first base, Eaton Rapids; Emma Mossing, first base, Linden; Reneigh Sandmann, first base, Stevensville Lakeshore; Jasmon Pastor, second base, Muskegon Oakridge; Jada Bolhuis, second base, Otsego; Allison Gauthier, second base, Goodrich; Jenna Blevins, third base, Flat Rock; Maggie Thiel, third base, Frankenmuth; Brooklyn Galdeen, third base, Muskegon Oakridge; Brooklyn Wyczalek, utility player, Goodrich; Avery Parker, utility player, Gaylord; Emma Vis, utility player, Unity Christian; Olivia Hickman, designated player, Trenton; Hannah Slater, designated player, Lakewood; and Madyson Rainey, designated player, Owosso.

Honorable mention- Merritt Baker, outfield, Parma Western; Haley Ludwig, outfield, Linden; Abigail Way, outfield, Sparta; Kira Patrick, outfield, Corunna; Meghan Hibbard, outfield, Ogemaw Heights; Karlee Plensdorf, outfield, Carleton Airport; Kennedy Coombe, shortstop, Clio; Mya Purdy, shortstop, Chelsea; Ashley Veldheer, shortstop, Unity Christian; Emily Cline, shortstop, Eaton Rapids; Carsyn Segorski, shortstop, Escanaba; Payton Lewis, shortstop, Vicksburg; Julia Schweihofer, shortstop, St. Clair; Hanna Smith, first base, Big Rapids; Calle Perrin, first base, Marysville; Kelsie Smith, first base, Dundee; Annika Segridi, second base, Trenton; Kate Westmiller, second base, Marysville; Chaleigh Kutzli, second base, Sparta; Raina Bonus, third base, Ogemaw Heights; Andi Evers, third base, Chelsea; Alyssa Gearhart, third base, Edwardsburg; Kennedy Cole, catcher, Wayland; Sarah Johnston, catcher, Wixom St. Catherine; Emily Killion, catcher, Dundee; Kendra VanderLugt, pitcher, Otsego; Rylie Haist, pitcher, Big Rapids; Mikayla Timm, pitcher, Linden; Sarah Basket, pitcher, Essexville Garber; Shyann Truax, pitcher, Olivet; Emma Ludema, pitcher, Wayland; Lola Bagby, pitcher, Detroit Country Day; Erin Newman, utility player, New Boston Huron; Olivia Bell, utility player, Swan Valley; and Shantel Blyly, utility player, Three Rivers.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.