Statia Cermak is a first-team all-state pick in class 4A. She batted .574 with five home runs, 16 doubles and 25 RBI. Cermak also pitched 22 2/3 innings and struck out 30 batters with a 1.85 ERA. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Statia Cermak is a first-team all-state pick in class 4A. She batted .574 with five home runs, 16 doubles and 25 RBI. Cermak also pitched 22 2/3 innings and struck out 30 batters with a 1.85 ERA. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kitsap County places six on all-state softball teams

The field included first-team all-state players Statia Cermak (South Kitsap), Molly Gates (Olympic) and Kaira Cabato (Olympic)

KITSAP COUNTY — Six super softballers from Kitsap County were named to the All-State team by the Washington State Softball Coaches Association.

Olympic High School had a pair of 2A first-team players. Kaira Cabato checks in at third base on the all-state list. She hit .676 in her senior year with three home runs and 21 RBI. Sophomore Molly Gates hit .645 with six home runs, tying her for the team lead. Gates also hit 10 triples, seven doubles and drove in 38 runs.

Klahowya’s Amber Bumbalough made the class 1A second team with an area-best nine home runs. Overall, she batted .593 with 11 doubles and 33 runs scored. Bumbalough was also the Eagles ace once again, striking out 204 batters in 135 1/3 innings.

Also on the list is 4A first-team outfielder Statia Cermak, who led South Kitsap in virtually every offensive category. The UNLV-bound senior hit .574 with five home runs, 16 doubles and 25 RBI. Cermak also pitched 22 innings and had a 1.85 ERA.

North Kitsap freshman Brianna Hoffman made her debut on the all-state team after batting .385 with 18 RBI, primarily serving as an outfielder for the Vikings.

Bainbridge catcher Maddie Loverich batted .450 with six home runs, and 40 RBI and she finds herself on the 3A second team.

Here is the full list of local players:

Class 4A

First Team

Outfielder — Statia Cermak, South Kitsap, senior.

Class 3A

Second Team

Catcher — Maddie Loverich, Bainbridge, senior.

Class 2A

First Team

Third baseman — Kaira Cabato, Olympic, senior.

Outfielder — Molly Gates, Olympic, sophomore.

Second Team

Outfielder — Brianna Hoffman, North Kitsap, freshman.

Class 1A

Second Team

Pitcher — Amber Bumbalough, Klahowya, senior.

Molly Gates is a first-team all-state pick in the outfield in 2A. The sophomore batted .645 with six home runs, ten triples and 38 RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Molly Gates is a first-team all-state pick in the outfield in 2A. The sophomore batted .645 with six home runs, ten triples and 38 RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic third baseman Kaira Cabato is a first-team all-state selection in 2A. She batted .676 in her senior year with three home runs and 21 RBI.

Olympic third baseman Kaira Cabato is a first-team all-state selection in 2A. She batted .676 in her senior year with three home runs and 21 RBI.

Brianna Hoffman, a freshman at North Kitsap, is a second-team all-state selection in the outfield. She hit .385 with 18 RBI and 20 walks for the Vikings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Brianna Hoffman, a freshman at North Kitsap, is a second-team all-state selection in the outfield. She hit .385 with 18 RBI and 20 walks for the Vikings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya’s Amber Bumbalough caps her career with a second-team all-state nod in 1A. Bumbalough struck out 204 batters in 135 1/3 innings and had a 2.79 ERA. She hit .593 with nine home runs and 27 RBI and racked up a .692 on-base percentage. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya’s Amber Bumbalough caps her career with a second-team all-state nod in 1A. Bumbalough struck out 204 batters in 135 1/3 innings and had a 2.79 ERA. She hit .593 with nine home runs and 27 RBI and racked up a .692 on-base percentage. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

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