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ELY – Two Ely High School softball players, senior Charly Flom and junior Kate Coughlin, earned All-Arrowhead Conference honors following the 2022 season.They were key contributors to a …
ELY – Two Ely High School softball players, senior Charly Flom and junior Kate Coughlin, earned All-Arrowhead Conference honors following the 2022 season.
They were key contributors to a Timberwolves team that won 11 games during the regular season and reached the double-elimination round of the Section 7A playoffs. All-conference teams are picked by league coaches.
Flom, a multi-year starter, anchored the shortstop position this year. She led the Timberwolves with 28 runs and 63 at-bats. She had 23 hits for a .365 average, and contributed 13 stolen bases, two doubles and a triple.
Coughlin, the team’s left fielder, was the Timberwolves’ best hitter with 29 hits and 31 runs batted in with a .500 average. She led the team with seven doubles and added a triple and home run. She also had 12 stolen bases. Coughlin also tops the team with a .531 on-base percentage.
“Charly, obviously offensively, was very deserving of the honor,” Coach Cory Lassi said. “She was a truly great lead-off hitter. She was a hard out, as she was good at drawing walks (10 for the season), and she hits the ball hard. What she brought to the table defensively for us was just as important. She anchored us at shortstop and made a play on every ball hit toward her. She’s a really good all-around solid player.”
Coughlin will return to the team next year.
“She really dialed it up a notch this year,” Lassi said. “She always hit the ball hard. It was phenomenal to see her hit at a .500 average. She led the team in doubles. I’d say she has a violent swing. She hits everything very hard. She’s a natural. In left field, she made the plays that were hit near her.”
Lassi said the two players fed off each other all season long.
“Who knows how good Charly would have been without Kate, and also how Kate would have been without Charly in the lineup?” he said.
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