SOFTBALL: All-Peninsula team announced

Nizhoni Wheeler Port Angeles (Senior) Pitcher — MVP Olympic League 2A MVP posted 16-2 record, 0.724 ERA and hit for .513 average, 5 HR, 19 RBI.

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles’ sensational senior Nizhoni Wheeler is the 2017 All-Peninsula Softball MVP.

Her MVP story is available at

Fellow team members are: Natalie Steinman, Lauren Lunt, Sierra Robinson and Kylee Reid of Port Angeles; Shelby Jones and Adrienne Haggerty of Sequim; Shanya Nisbet and Mechelle Nisbet of Chimacum; Bailey Kieffer and Erin Macedo of Quilcene and Forks’ Rian Peters.

Their photos and season stats are listed at the bottom of this page.

Port Angeles’ Randy Steinman was selected coach of the year for guiding the Riders to a fourth-straight Olympic League title, the school’s first-ever West Central District Championship and a second-place finish at the Class 2A state tournament, the best season in school history.

Adrienne Haggerty Sequim (Senior) Outfield First-team All-Olympic League 2A pick in the outfield. Batted .464 in league play, 2 HR at districts.

Bailey Kieffer — Quilcene (Senior) Pitcher 1st-team All-SeaTac Leaguer pitcher posted 14-2 record with 1.70 ERA. Struck out 174. Batted .421 as Rangers made 1B title game.

Lauren Lunt Port Angeles (Senior) Catcher All-Olympic Leaguer hit .514 with 10 2B, 4 HR, 37 RBI, 33 runs. Homered twice in district tournament to power Riders.

Erin Macedo Quilcene (Sophomore) Catcher SeaTac League MVP hit for an astronomical .649 average with 6 HR and 44 RBI. Slugged 1.300 for second-place Rangers.

Mechelle Nisbet Chimacum (Senior) Catcher All-Olympic League 1A pick led Chimacum at plate with .570 average. 10 2B, 3 3B and 4 HR. Led Cowboys back to state.

Shanya Nisbet Chimacum (Senior) Shortstop Olympic League 1A Co-MVP posted .465 batting average, 10 2B, 5 3B and 4 HR to lead Chimacum to district title and repeat state trip.

Rian Peters Forks (Freshman) Catcher Second-team All-Evergreen League catcher in state’s toughest 1A league. Batted .520 with .607 OBP, 5 HR, 4 3B, 4 2B.

Kylee Reid Port Angeles (Senior) First Base 1st-team all-league 1B batted .475 with 6 2B, 4 HR, 26 runs and a .597 OBP as Riders’ cleanup hitter.

Sierra Robinson Port Angeles (Junior) Outfield Riders’ leadoff hitter batted .651 with .703 on-base percentage. Stole 24 bases, scored 39 runs. 1st team all-league center fielder.

Natalie Steinman Port Angeles (Junior) Second Base Batted .583 with 11 HR, 52 RBI, 26 runs. 1st team all-league. Already PA’s all-time HR leader.

Shelby Jones Sequim (Sophomore) Pitcher/INF Led team with .417 average at districts and state. Won three games at districts with only 2 unearned runs allowed.

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