Newcomerstown High senior shortstop Allie Hinton capped off her carer by being selected to the Division III first team all-Ohio squad by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Coaches Association.
Hinton, who will attend Ohio Dominican University in the fall where she'll be a member of the softball team, helped the Lady Trojans to a school record-setting 23-6 campaign.
Her senior season numbers were ultra-impressive, including a lofty .634 batting average (64-for-101) with 17 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 55 RBI with only two strikeouts the entire season.
Defensively, she had 49 putouts, 60 assists and just four errrors.
Hinton was also named to the first team all-Eastern District Division III and all-Inter-Valley Conference squads this spring, earning Player ofthe Year in the district and Co-Player of the Year honors in the IVC.
"I've been aoching for 15 years now and she's the best I've seen with the total package," said Newcomerstown coach John Dupke.
"She's quiet by nature and led by example," the NHS coach continued. "She's a great kid and the team really followed her lead. Her stats and records didn't mean anything to her; it was all about wanting the team to succeed."
Hinton also put her name in the OHSAA record book with a 46-game hitting streak, the second-best all-time in the state.
"She has just about every school record," said Dupke, "and that (the hitting streak) just shows her consistency. She was in the three spot (in the batting order) and at shortstop every game since the start of her freshman year.
"You're not going to replace a player like her," he added. "They just don't come around very often."
Several other players from the Eastern District received all-state recognition.
In Division I, Zanesville junior infielder Legacy Lewis was a first team selection and sophomore pitcher Payge Delbert earned honorable mention.
In Division II, first team choices included River View senior pitcher Taylor Spang and Edison senior infielder Molly McCoy; second teamers included River View junior catcher Sami Ringwalt and Dover senior catcher Alisha Walker; and honorable mention picks were Minerva senior pitcher Cara Kunz and Indian Creek sophomore pitcher Paige Geanangel.
In Division III, named to the first unit in addition to Newcomerstown's Hinton was Fort Frye senior pitcher Victoria Mimken; second team picks included Bellaire senior pitcher Megan Ging and Sandy Valley sophomore infielder Chloe Otte; and St. Clairsville junior pitcher Lauren Figura and Steubenville Catholic senior catcher Taylor Clark gained honorable mention.
In Division IV, first team picks were St. John Central junior pitcher Hannah Absalom and Garwaay senior catcher Anya Misko; second team choices included River sophomore infeidler Haylee Bowers and Shadyside sophomore pitcher Megan Heagney; and honorable mention honorees included Strasburg junior pitcher Kristina LaRocca and Tuscarawas Central Catholic sophomore catcher Gabrielle Fredericks.