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By Dan Perrine
For The Record 

Two Lady Bobcats named All State


Last updated 6/20/2023 at 8:21pm

Orangefield's Harleigh Rawls and Charlee Sanches were selected to the Class 3A All-State Softball Team

More accolades were bestowed on two members of this season's outstanding Orangefield Lady Bobcats softball team. Harleigh Rawls and Charlee Sanches were named to the Class 3A All-State team.

Rawls was a standout in her senior year at Orangefield. Because of an injury to her throwing arm incurred during the basketball season Harleigh began the softball season as a utility infielder to relieve the stress on that arm.

The injury did not prevent Rawls from swinging a really robust bat. Harleigh batted .407 with 9 doubles, 2 triples, and 7 homeruns. Her on base percentage was .515 and her slugging percentage was .722 for the season.

The last ten games of the district season and playoffs Rawls moved back behind the plate to catch. In the 59 innings as catcher Harleigh allowed only two stolen bases.

Sanches was only a freshman this past season for the Lady Bobcats. Playing primarily second base and some at third base Charlee also was the number two pitcher in the circle for Orangefield.

It did not matter where she played in the field because Sanches swung a sensational stick. Charlee hit .391 on the year socking 11 doubles, 2 triples, and 4 homers for a .636 slugging percentage.

Both Rawls and Sanches were big run producers for the Lady Bobcats. Harleigh scored 34 runs and drove in 41 as well while Charlee tallied 37 runs and knocked in 31 Lady Bobcats.

Orangefield Coach Rebekah Ragsdale is proud of her two Lady Bobcats. "Both Harleigh and Charlee were very important in our historic run this season. They are hard-working and competitive athletes. I am thankful the work they have put in was rewarded," Ragsdale responded.

The Orangefield Lady Bobcats won the 22-3A District Championship winning their last six district games to clinch the title. Orangefield advanced to the fourth round of the state softball playoffs for the first time in the school's history before being eliminated.


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