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Rock Island's Ashley Peters (44) throws a pitch to a Plainfield North batter during the Class 4A state championship last Saturday in East Peoria. Peters was named first team all-state by the Illinois Coaches Association on Tuesday.

Ashley Peters pitched Rock Island to its first state softball championship last week in East Peoria.

The Purdue recruit and senior-to-be was rewarded Tuesday with a first team all-state honor in Class 4A by the Illinois Coaches Association.

Peters finished the season with a 21-4 record, 1.00 ERA and 219 strikeouts along with batting nearly .490 for the Rocks (32-5).

She was among six players from the Illinois metro to land on one of the top three teams in 4A.

Moline's Becca Barnett, a Drake recruit, also was selected to the first team. Barnett, a shortstop, batted .552 in her first season with the Maroons after three seasons at Alleman.

Rock Island infielder Lauryn Stegall and United Township pitcher Brandi LaFountaine earned second-team honors. Moline's Aubrie Dodd and UT's London Jackson were among the players on the third team.

In Class 3A, Geneseo second baseman Ava Bieneman was a first-team choice. The sophomore batted .505 this spring.

Teammate Delaney Ostrowski was a second-team selection as were Alleman's Mattie Buller and Allie Ferrari. The Pioneers' Taylor Parker and Jessica Pauley were on the third team.

Rockridge's Amelia Thomas garnered first-team accolades in 2A.

In leading the Rockets to their second state title, she batted .596 with 66 runs, 19 doubles and 9 home runs. She was Rockridge's No. 2 pitcher and compiled a 7-1 record with a 2.58 ERA.

The Rockets' ace, Grace Preston, was a second-team selection, and outfielder Kadey Garrett made the third team.

Erie-Prophetstown infielder Erica Thulen was on the second team after batting .536 with 15 doubles.

Orion third baseman Haily Frutiger, Erie-Prophetstown pitcher Calisa Steel, Kewanee catcher Dani Neulib and Fulton third baseman Rachel Huizenga were third-team choices.

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